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A British brick manufacturer approached Iconsys to replace its dated and not very user-friendly kiln controller.
Offering extremely slow communication between the Cellatronic controllers and the Cellacontrol equipment, this bespoke system was now obsolete, with little or no support in the UK. The customer was looking to replace the front-end automation and information system, while the temperature controllers and burner management systems would remain.
Iconsys recommended a more state-of-the-art system based on a degree of commonality with existing new equipment types. This would improve the speed of recipe selection, data entry, data trending and logging and system diagnostics.
Iconsys replaced the two Cellatronic controllers with one Siemens S7-315 PLC system. The new PLC performs the same control as both the new systems. The Cellacontrol system was replaced with a desktop PC running the Windows NT operating system and WINCC SCADA software.
The solution included:
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