Our customer decided to build a new heat treat line and use Siemens hardware with their own proprietary control system. Their control system used a Linux-based PC to control Siemens I/O and drives. This plant had thirteen Linux-based machines communicating with a level 2 master system that collected data and controlled all movements throughout the plant. This facility also had numerous automated and manual cranes, a Siemens safety system (for perimeter monitoring of automated areas), and multiple control rooms with HMIs that also used the proprietary Control system.
Challenges & Solution
- No one in the United States had used this control system, therefore support and training had to be done in Sweden.
- Drivers for some of the hardware had to be custom designed for this project.
- The project ran according to an accelerated timeframe and a tight deadline was successfully met.
- Prism Systems worked with a team of engineers based in both the US and Sweden.
- Prism Systems oversaw the construction of new plant, which included the correct placement of hardware throughout all systems.
- Ensured before ordering hardware that we could get it to work with this system.
- Implemented Profinet for the first time into this customer's software system.
- Created a solution to efficiently run a new specialized heat treat line using their software.
- Completed on schedule.
- Worked with the Multicultural engineer team and worked efficiently across the different time zones.
- Proview (proview.se)
- Siemens ET200 IO
- Siemens S7300 IO
- Linux Debian
- Siemens G120 Drives
- Siemens S120 Drives