Reduce energy usage at a hotel in southern England
Drive Solutions Centre partner TAS was approached to provide a drives solution to reduce energy usage at a hotel in southern England.
With the current Government guidelines, due to the hotel having limited space, the project had to be completed remotely.
The client needed to control the speed of an 18.5kW fan, which would result in reduced energy usage. However, they did not have a point of isolation.
The requirement was a simple and cost effective drives solution that needed to be remotely engineered.
TAS selected the Mitsubishi Electric F800 IP55 drive as it could easily be installed near to the fan in the cramped plant room. In addition, a stainless steel control box was remotely mounted in the kitchen.
To overcome the point of isolation issue, TAS installed an isolator into the chassis of the drive and mounted a handle on the case. This actually looked like it was shipped from the factory as standard!
The remote control unit allowed the hotel staff to ‘start/stop’ and modulate the speed of the fan, as needed.
TAS designed the controls and supplied the client with a full cable and termination schedule so that installation could be achieved without any knowledge of variable speed drives.
The system was tested in the workshop to the design brief and as built documentation then shipped to client.
Although TAS was on the other end of the phone in support, the client completed the installation without any prior experience of Mitsubishi Electric drives. The solution was successfully installed without hitch.
A speedy and efficient turnaround of a complete bespoke drive solution in just two weeks from order placement to delivery.
No site visits meant a reduction in costs for the client.
"We are delighted to be able to refer automation projects to Total Automated Solutions Ltd.
Their ability to successfully implement complex automation solutions, generate User Requirement Specifications in conjunction with the client and knowledge of industry standards and practices ensured that each bespoke project is in a safe pair of hands. Delivered on time and within budget.
From software solutions to MCC build and site work Total Automated Solutions, a Mitsubishi Systems Specialist, have delivered for both the client and Mitsubishi Electric every time."
Gary Hatfield Mitsubishi Electric Senior Consultant –
Diamond Link Training Academy Automation Systems Division
Mitsubishi Electric UK
Proflo are an engineering company and specialists in hygienic stainless steel fabrication and installation and have a proven track record with serving well known brands within the food industry for over 20 years.
Total Automated Solutions started working with Proflo a number of years ago because our scope of services complemented Proflo and our method of working and collaborative approach also aligned together .
The proprietor of the company provided the following testimonial:
"As the proprietor of Proflo Engineering I chose to use Total Automated solutions for all of our panel building and PLC work as I wanted a company who would take as much care with their project as we do with ours. If I am appointing a company to carry out work on our behalf I want somebody who will plan and execute the project as we would and stay with the commissioning until the job is complete and the customer is satisfied. As a Mechanical/process engineering company and with clients requiring turnkey projects installed quickly, we generally do not have the opportunity to develop a detailed user requirement specification. Their collaborative approach to working, understanding of our industry and applications, experience with similar projects and their bespoke approach to work ensured the successful delivery of the MCC's on time and to budget. I would whole heartedly recommend them for similar control, Automation and MCC / panel builds."
Proflo Engineering Ltd : Food industry MCC and Process Control.
Client comments on our Toshiba projects.
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“We continue to select Total Automation Solutions as a key project resource due to their widespread experience within UK industry. Their comprehensive knowledge within their specialist field upholds the ability to deliver turnkey projects, whilst ensuring continued innovation within the control & applications sector. Their “Total” Project Management approach provides clear communication throughout the various project stage gates which in turn results in the delivery of the project to meet our On Time and In Full (OTIF) demands”.
"We selected Total Automated Solutions for the project because, due to new process requirements for a new client, we did not have time to generate user requirement specifications. Their collaborative approach to working, understanding of our industry and applications, experience with similar projects and their bespoke approach to work ensured the successful delivery of the MCC's and process control solution on time and to budget complete with documentation and user manuals."