Modification of a production line for explosives

Mandate:

Systemex Automation was responsible for the design, integration, fabrication, programming and start-up of the system for the modification and upgrade of a production line for explosives. A speed of 2.8m/s was achieved. This large-scale project was intended to significantly increase the quality and safety control of operations.

The team implemented the following key components:

  • Accumulator
  • Coil winding machine
  • Buffer
  • Compression system
  • Clips feeding and insertion system
  • New packaging table
  • Flag tag label applicator
  • Special safety interlock mechanical device
  • Winding pick-up/Index system
  • Non-compliant coil reject system
  • HMI (merge two existing)
  • PLC programming
Activities:

  • General risk analysis
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • PLC/HMI programming
  • Commissioning
  • Start-up
  • Factory installation
  • Assembly
  • Performance tests
  • Project management

Advantages:

  • Increased production
  • Product line optimization
  • Time and cost savings
  • Assembly line flexibility
  • Faster data processing time
  • Equipment modernization
  • Increased operational efficiency

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