Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
(Others)
Filter PR by
  
Rockwell Automation kits out new chocolate production line
 

Dubai, UAE: 23 May 2013 A world leader in industrial automation, Rockwell Automation, has completed the installation of a new production line for Kraft Foods in Port Elizabeth, South Africa as part of a drive to upgrade production facilities at this plant.

The client wanted to eradicate the supply of any end-of-life or outdated equipment in its facility, and required line equipment that was easier to integrate and would mitigate as much on-cost' as possible.

Kraft Foods uses various evaluation criteria in its machine builder (OEM) selection process, such as equipment design, manufacture and supply, but it insisted on all machine builders standardising to Rockwell Automation technology and conforming to compiled specifications, explains Grant Watkins, Account Manager Eastern Cape, Rockwell Automation.

Rockwell Automation, in conjunction with the Global Process Technical Consulting (GPTC) team, assisted the client and local system integrators in drawing up specifications for the new line, which consists of 97% Rockwell Automation products.

The Allen-Bradley equipment includes CompactLogix with PanelViews, all I/Os on Ethernet, PowerFlex 70 drives chosen for its versatility and flexibility -, Ethernet switches and normal switchgear. The line consists of several controllers, including a CIP (cleaning-in-process) controller, which, as the product contains milk products, is essential.  The installation of safety equipment includes safety relays, switches, as well as two-way controls.

The equipment we chose for the new line falls into the ambit of our Integrated Architecture strategy, which allows machines to communicate seamlessly, even if they are supplied from different machine builders. We are especially pleased at having sold the company its first FactoryTalk View SCADA. Kraft Foods was familiar with the machine edition (ME), but not the site edition (SE), says Watkins.

With the FactoryTalk View SCADA, there is no need for manual mapping as tags are available automatically. This helps reduce engineering hours and the risk of human error. In addition, the equipment is easier to use and the client has access to reporting tools that integrate seamlessly and save on development time.

The new generation equipment is time and date stamped to allow for accurate analyses of events. With older systems, there are always time delays between receiving error messages and many alarms may sound at the same time, which complicates troubleshooting, says Watkins.

The line was designed to be operational seven days per week to keep up with production demands. The automation of the new line allows a much faster production process, which will help manage the volume demand.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 3806 times
PR Category : Others
Posted on : Thursday, May 23, 2013  2:01:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : () 2013...
Next Story : 2014
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Inventive, Futuristic and Daring Translucent is a Distinguished Milestone for Police. [4941-Views]
Show your Nanny some love and treat them to a Complimentary Haircut throughout August and ... [4453-Views]
Introducing Lunette: A Tool to Empower Women [4026-Views]
Corum Golden Bridge Titane DLC - black beauty for the man of style [3843-Views]
Robinsons Showcases Malone Souliers' Stunning New Collection for Pre-Fall 19 [3672-Views]
Marks & Spencer Unveils Its Autumn 2019 Kidswear Collection [3446-Views]
Ferragamo Urban - 2019 Fall/Winter Collection [3196-Views]
GUESS - The Perfect Tote [3166-Views]
Aesop's Parsley Seed Skin Priming Regimen [3105-Views]
Ralph Lauren Debuts Wear Your Story Denim Campaign [2971-Views]
Corum Admiral Legend 42-Icon ahead [2965-Views]
The future of photography and videography is in Canon's hands, with five 2019 EISA Awards [2958-Views]
Sandro: The Power Suit [2934-Views]
Hormann announces speed rolling shutter DD S6 [2855-Views]
Al Ain Hospital doctors save young girl from 2.5 cm pin in her lungs [2824-Views]
Forecasting Mesmerising Sea Views and Exotic Seafood at Gonu [2824-Views]
GEMS Education students shine with excellent A-Level examination results [2812-Views]
Jaguar I-pace: Redefining What It Means to Be a CAR' [2806-Views]
Rock Chic Edit with GUESS [2782-Views]
Modular Sofa's by Boconcept [2757-Views]
Tazio Nuvolari Vanderbilt Cup [2721-Views]
Spare a thought for abandoned cats today International Cat Day! [2696-Views]
Same Favourite Fragrance, New Innovative Products From the Ritual of Karma [2623-Views]
Get 50 per cent off back-to-school essentials at Dragon Mart [2623-Views]
Exceptional Playtime with Soundcore Vortex [2611-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories