Having successfully completed the sympathetic removal of equipment from Italy Frederick Smith Electrical and Walsall Engineering Group were contracted to carry out a full electrical and mechanical reinstallation of various items of machinery and conveyors from the donor plant to Poland.
Along with the reinstallation work two new control systems for the relocated bottle fillers were required to be manufactured. Incorporating variable speed drives and touch screen technology Frederick Smith designed systems that would be both operator and maintenance friendly. Utilising a standardised approach to both the electrical design and programming allowed a costs effective solution to be produced using common parts and thus reducing spares holding requirements.
Touch Screen operator interfaces were incorporated and configured in such a way as to ensure a common operating philosophy along with common system, status and alarm indication ensuring operational staff can easily move between machinery and understand the function and operation immediately.
Once again the production deadlines for shutdown and start up were very ambitious but as always achieved. The completed lines were handed back on schedule and were immediately put into production.