The existing Mill Control Panels were installed in 1981 and needed replacement.

The proposal was to supply and install a PLC based control system to retro-fit onto the existing Mill cabling and Equipment over a 10-Day shutdown.

The new panels were installed in front of the old panels and the wiring re-routed to the new panels. The new panels had all new DC drive units and a Vector drive for the screw-down control for the mill rolls.

The Control Console and the Mill Oven and Block Transfer System were all re-used into the new control system.

The system was installed and successfully integrated into the mill operation, within the allotted time frame.

1 year later the console was replaced and networked into the mill system.

Old Control System Panel sections

New Control System Panel sections