A New Rockwell PlantPAx Automation Solution Modernizes Dairy Plant

A New Rockwell PlantPAx Automation Solution Modernizes Dairy Plant

Cybertrol worked with a major dairy producer to develop an enterprise-wide automation standard based on Plant PAx.

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Challenge

The client was installing a large new production plant and needed a PLC/HMI standard that could be used by all equipment vendors supplying automation into the new plant. There were a series of challenges spanning across the project, ranging from network and programming to automation and electrical engineering.

Solution

The decision to use PlantPAx streamlined the programming activity for all suppliers. The solution featured:

  • Programming tools and modules available at no additional cost from Rockwell Automation
  • Consistent user interface for operators in all areas of the plant
  • Consistent underlying code structure for programmers and maintenance personnel
  • Development tools provided by Rockwell to decrease the cost of HMI/PLC program development

Results

The PlantPAx system improved the efficiency of the facility and allowed the plant to minimize unplanned downtime while reducing overall operational cost. The modern architecture future-proofed the plant, allowing it to adapt to new technologies and hardware.