A major logistics company awarded a contract to our client for the supply and installation of 2 off parcel/package handling systems complete with interfaces to the existing warehouse management system, printing of shipping documentation and final packing ready for shipping.
Working from the mechanical conveyor layout provided, FSE designed, supplied and installed a new control panel to incorporate the specified Rockwell Automation PLC hardware and variable speed drives, along with the RS485 and Ethernet comms hardware. Control panel assembly and client testing taking place in our workshop prior to shipping to site.
Following mechanical installation of the conveyor system, electrical installation works were completed including the supply and fitting of all field devices in conjunction with specialist equipment suppliers. Cable containment was selected and installed to achieve and aesthetically pleasing final finish and cabling installed with physical separation for power and comms. Due to the nature of the site location all field devices were selected and installed to achieve an IP rating of IP54 or above.
Prior to arrival on site for software installation and commissioning, I/O and rotation checks (including third party interfaces) were checked for functionality, accuracy and rotations corrected as appropriate, thus reducing our customers site time requirements as they arrived secure in the knowledge that the hardware install was correct and they were able to concentrate on their software and system commissioning works.