PLC Control Systems & Automation

Wolf Automation offer custom PLC control systems & automation services to any industry. Our services include.

 

Coverage

We offer our services to the whole of the UK & regularly work overseas .

Recent Experience
  • Steel Industry

  • Tube Processing

  • Rubber Industry

  • Stage Automation & Special Effects

  • Food & Beverage

  • Packaging

  • Power Generation

  • Chemical Process

  • Industrial Cleaning

  • Materials Handling

  • Automatic Guided Vehicles

  • Automated Warehouse

  • Special Purpose Machines






 
 

Recent Wolf Automation News

OEE Installation in Dubai

Our engineer has just returned from a successful installation of an OEE data collection system in Dubai.  The touch screen PC based system collects information via sensors on  a folding machine in a major printing comapny. Data such as Good Copy, Bad Copy, Setting / Good Production is collated by the system and transformed into statistical data which is used to monitor the efficiency of the machine and operators. The system also integrates into the businesses management software allowing the ordering of raw materials and the scheduling of jobs to be automated. Wolf Automation - Any Application - Any Where !

 

Automation for OIL Tankers Fuel System

Our engineer has just completed the commissioning of the software for the PLC Control system we created, for the automatic fuel changeover system on two oil tanker vessels in Amsterdam. New European legislation means that all ships have to burn Low Sulpher Deisel Oil rather than the standard Heavy Fuel Oil while in port. New tanks pipework and valves have to be added as well as modifications to the boiler burners. In this case automation was added so that the changeover can be made safely from the engine control room at the push of a button. A Mitsubishi FX3u was implemented along with FX2n-2AD modules to enable the reading of flow meters in the fuel lines. The control is operated and monitored from a Mitsubishi E1100 HMI. Feedback from valves and motor starters as well as fuel flow can be easily monitored on the screen. An alarm list has also been generated to integrate with the existing vessel management system. Wolf Automation - Any Application - Any Where !

 

Athens Theatre Special Effect

Wolf were called in to setup a 'special effect' in the largest show venue in Athens Greece.  The effect involved  dropping two large show curtains and 'flying' them through the venue, over the heads of the audience for Nikos Vertis 2009 show. The unfinished control panel was already on site when we arrived, unfortunately there was no software and the Mitsubishi inverters (FR-A520--5.5) required configuration. We programmed the PLC Control System comprising a Koyo DL06 PLC to orchestrate the effect sequence and control the speed of the 5.5kw winches, Chabuki (kabuki)  release devices were used to drop the curtains before the winches accelerated to full speed in half a second. The curtains fly over the heads of the audience at a speed of 20ft/second. Obviously the timing of the drop and wind up is importan to avoid dropping the curtains onto the audience. Using our industrial automation experience we were able to hit the ground running and even though there was only a couple of days available, the effect was ready for opening night. Once again our engineer displayed the versatility of Wolf Automation - Any Application - Any Where !

 

Tube Former Success

Wolf Automation replaced the controls and drive system on an existing tube cutting and forming machine. The machine takes long lengths of stainless steel tube and cuts and shapes them into various different styles of heater modules. Wolf engineers realised that the problems with the machine were mostly generated by the control system and so the mechanical system was refurbished saving many thousands of pounds on the job. The existing stepper motors were replaced with DC servo motors and gearheads which improved the reliability and repeatability of the system. A motion control system and HMI were added bringing the machine into the 21st century and easing operation. Due to the success of the the refurbishment, the same is now pending on 2 more machines for the same customer, a multinational manufacturer of special heaters and controls. Wolf Automation specialise in retro fitting control systems to existing machines improving quality, production, reliability and saving thousands of pounds against buying a new machine. Wolf Automation - Any Application - Any Where !

 

Wolf Automation Commissioning in Russia

Wolf were asked to commission a copper tube straightening machine in Revda Sverdlovskaya Oblast, Russia. When we arrived on site to setup the Bronx machine, we found that it hadn't even been wired. We were able to source cable locally and connect the machine to the manufacturers drawings before commissioning the S7-300 based PLC control system that utilised a WinCC front end, the positioning system utilised profibus mounted absolute encoders. We stayed on site during a whole week of production trials. Wolf Automation - Any Application - Any Where !

 

Rolling Mill Control System

Wolf Automation have completed on a brand new control system for a Cold Roll Forming line in the Midlands of Great Britain. The PLC control system utilises a Mitsubishi FX PLC, Indramat (Bosch Rexroth) servos, Control Techniques Mentor II 350Kw DC drive and CT commander SK inverters. The system controls and automates all parts of the line, Decoiler, Rollfeed, Pierce Punching Press, 2 Accumulator pits, Rolling Mill, Flying Cutoff with High speed hydraulics, Runoff conveyer and Product Ejector system to deliver the products to the operator. Wolf designed, built, programmed, installed and commissioned the line, on time and on budget. We deliver High-spec, High-quality, value for money solutions.  Wolf Automation - Any Application - Any Where !

 

Bosch Rexroth Servo Ejector System

Wolf were tasked with producing a servo control system to control two actuators which divert steel section from a conveyor to a packing station. Wolf used the new Bosch Rexroth Indradrive with integrated PLC along with a VCP08  HMI. This simple p