Understanding the importance of the project and recognising the challenges that the Galvani maintenance team faced, Rockwell Automation helped the company to execute a training program for the team involved in the project, using its Competence Center in São Paulo, SP.
Galvani decided to use the PlantPAx® solution from Rockwell Automation, due to its features and ease of use. PlantPAx has a library of objects with templates and open functions blocks, in addition to the Logix-View Utility (LVU) development tool that dramatically reduces the development time for the process control system.
For the implementation of the new system, Galvani adopted a virtual solution, using the existing IT infrastructure. To establish integration of the new control system with the existing Production Management system in the plant, Transaction Manager software was used, which simplifies integration between different systems.
Aiming to expand the time traceability of process data, Galvani used the historian software, working together with the reporting software, which is a powerful WEB reporting portal. This system is also used as a second analysis tool for production data. The data compression algorithms present in the historian software allow storage of a large volume of data in a reduced space, in addition to providing fast queries in the database, ensuring adequate performance to deliver reports.
To reduce investment in the project and the risks involved during plant shutdown, Galvani decided to migrate the controller CPU and maintain the 900 I/O points already installed. With this, the company focused its investment on the solution that would bring the necessary advances and better results for the project.