Outdated PLC5 controls couldn’t support a vision system and reject station upgrade. EPIC converted the PLC5 I/O, replaced the processors and established communication to a Honeywell DCS system with ControlLogix. It is critical to partner with experienced PLC automation companies for automation plant conversions.
CLIENT: Fortune 100 Consumer Products Company
INDUSTRY: Food & Beverages
- ControlLogix 5000 platform upgrade from PLC5
- Honeywell DCS Integration
- High speed camera and reject station integration on food production line
- A short time period for system changeover was critical to minimize plant downtime.
- Extensive system simulation and testing had to be completed before conversion
- Training for maintenance technicians on new ControlLogix system had to be completed in short window following the system installation period