Remote Panel Upgrade
Wires to Profibus
The client had older wiring whose insulation was degrading due to splashing of chemical materials, causing some arcing and issues on the plastic mixing machines.
The solution was to replace the wiring of hundreds of sensors, motors and valves that were being run dozens of meters to the main electrical panel, with a single remote I/O station on the plant floor, with a single Profibus cable run back to the main electrical panel. Also, 6 weigh scale modules, which had a parallel interface to the controller were replaced with new ones that had Profibus communication.
My role was to modify the controller logic and configuration integrate the new remote I/O and new weigh scale modules.
My part of the project was completed using remote connection tools, and is on-going because there are other machines to be converted in the future.