D&D Automation was asked by Advanced Dynamics to help with the startup up of a pulp delivery system in Morwell, Australia. Advanced Dynamics required the assistance of D&D programmers to finalize the assembly of the machinery and to make sure all systems were operating smoothly and according to design specifications.
D&D Automation performed systematic I/O checks and set parameters on Variable Frequency Drives. D&D also set up the communication system which enabled the conveyor area to communicate with the main Distributed Control System in the plant. Once everything was in place, testing started on both the manual and automatic functions. Some in-depth troubleshooting was required to ensure all systems were running efficiently.
The programming for this line was written using Graphcet style logic, which made the debug of the automatic operation straightforward and allowed for quick and concise operator training. Technologies used during this project included Siemens S7-300 PLC in the main control room with remote I/O and a hardwired human interface.
D&D Automation quickly had the delivery system running consistently and slightly above design capability. This allowed the overall pulper system to operate at maximum capacity and even allowed for some inherent buffering of product.
The Australian owners are very pleased with the speed and professionalism with which the D&D team brought the equipment to full operation. Even half a world away, D&D is consistent with their outstanding results. Imagine what D&D can do for you!