Press Shop Automation
Our customer needed a PLC control system for test rigs for gearbox systems which required high speed and high torque capabilities. They needed precise synchronization of electrical motors for the test components. They needed data logging for each cycle to capture torque and speed value.
To accomplish this, we used Siemens S7 PLC with Sinamics Drives operating under Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) SCADA runtime software for operator control. We logged data in an external device for data access, retrieval and analysis.
Our implementation improved gearbox testing capabilities both in terms of the high torque and speed requirements as well as throughput achieved. By using the data that was generated they were able to correlate actual road test results with gearbox test results. In addition, we were able to reduce power consumption in testing resulting in energy savings for them.