DMC began by verifying the existing hardware and wiring while working with outside electricians to resolve any issues discovered. DMC then developed logic for the system in TwinCAT3 to run on a single Beckhoff CX2040 which communicated to remote modules distributed throughout the factory floor. This was an improvement from the previous set up which ran logic locally for each system and had no master control. The DMC Boston office developed the PLC code on site while the DMC Chicago office aided in offsite PLC development and the HMI in Iconics.
DMC worked with the client during the testing phases and adjusted settings to improve system performance. The system was designed to interface with and control numerous OEM systems, and DMC left the client with a system ready for existing manufacturing needs while also ready to integrate with future subsystems.
Learn more about DMC's experience with Beckhoff and TwinCAT3.