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SOLUTIONS

PROJECT: Straightener System Equipment Upgrade

CLIENT CHALLENGE:

The client’s existing straightening system was bottlenecking their entire line of production. It was hindered by an
obsolete PLC system, containing 700 analog and digital I/O’s, and a measuring system lacking in repeatability and
accuracy. The system was complicated to maintain and diagnose problems.

THE NEW SYSTEM FEATURED:

Two three-point measuring systems that determined horizontal and vertical straightness of rails to within 1/1000th of
an inch to improve accuracy; four hydraulic cylinders controlled by hydraulic proportional valves with analog feedback
to speed up production and colour HMI touchscreen display with pre-programmed set-point alarms and diagnostics to
reduce both downtime and setup. Lastly, the entire system was thoroughly documented with a new maintenance
manual that included electrical schematics, parts list, PLC program and touch screen program.

                 TRI-STAR AUTOMATION SOLUTION:

                    We provided a total turn-key system
                    that first transferred all points to a
                    new Schnieder PLC system and then
                    completely re-engineered the logic to
                    improve efficiency at all points along
                    the entire line of production.

      (204) 883-2222
       info@tristarautomation.ca
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