Painted Body Store

The customer required a complete upgrade to the Conveyors and Control systems for a Painted Body Store (PBS) at a major Automotive Plant in the UK. The PBS is a buffer area with storage for up to 600 cars between the Paint shop and the Assembly areas. The PBS is critical in ensuring that the correct bodies are selected and put in a fixed sequence into the Final assembly area. High speed communications to the Plant IT systems and the SCADA, Crane and conveyor PLC’s is essential for smooth operation to deliver cars being built every 59 seconds.


  • Project Management
  • New Control Systems
  • Subcontractor Coordination
  • Siemens PLC & HMI Hardware & Software Design
  • WinMOD Software Simulation
  • EPlan CAD
  • Hi Level IT Interfaces
  • SEW MoviDrive with Motion positioning and MoviFit Inverters
  • Safety PLC and Safe Devices integration and certification
  • Ethernet, ProfiNet & ProfiSafe Networks
  • Cognex Cameras
  • Control Panel Build and Test
  • Electrical and Network Installation
  • Cleaning and waste disposal services
  • On site Commissioning
  • 24/7 Production Support
  • Maintenance and Production Training
  • Project Documentation