INDAS Tech faced many demands that are inherent with fast-moving production environments in conjunction with a limited time window in which to deploy the new solution. As well as the mechanical redesign and automation migration, it also had to cater for deployment of the new capabilities and tie all of this in with compliance requests from the end user’s many customers.
The project would eventually see INDAS Tech designing the electrical equipment, delivering technical assistance for the installation and cabling of electrical components and developing the application software for the programmable automation controllers (PAC) and HMIs. Following this, it had to undertake production testing, with and without the products, before performing full factory-acceptance testing and the delivery of operator manuals.
According to Adrian Busurca, Operations Manager at INDAS Tech: “Our customer set us a number of challenges.” These included:
- An operator interface that would permit easy recipe changes coupled to simpler parameterisation and calibration
- Increased working speeds in order to increase productivity
- Modular software for the easy implementation of solutions for future technological demands, and
- New security solutions with optical barriers, proximity radars, bi-manual commands and safety strips.