Cement Plant Automation - Stacker System
A cement plant needed to automate their stacker system and asked us to manage a turnkey project to develop and install one for them. They were looking for quality and productivity improvements at a lower cost.
We employed a Siemens Simatic Manager WINCC SCADA system using Profibus DP and Profinet communications. We used S7 400 programmable logic controllers for the drives. We delivered the project on time and under budget.
The system we built for them was designed to be a low maintenance system making it easier to diagnose and fix problems than their manual system. We increased their productivity and their consistency, while reducing their labor costs. In addition, we greatly improved their plant safety. This project was a winner on many fronts.