Modern PLC-based gantry with Siemens technology radically improves plant uptime and recovery time
Harry Major Machine is a global provider of industrial production solutions and services for manufacturers in diverse industries. They specialize in the design and manufacture of custom automated parts handling systems, industrial parts washers, assembly machines and special machines for use in multiple industries. For its highperformance and cost-efficient robotic gantry system Harry Major Machine relies on SIMATIC Controller with Safety Integrated and SINAMICS S120 drive systems. The innovative robotic gantry system with Siemens technology is less expensive and more productive than comparable solutions based on CNC with more compact dimensions and a significantly smaller footprint. Extensive safety and diagnostic functions allow quick troubleshooting, which reduces maintenance costs and downtime.
The PLC-based gantry system should increase customer plant capacity, affect higher production value and reduce costs. The system should be more user-friendly, easier to maintain and also use less resources compared to CNC-Based gantry systems
The Intent was also to employ advanced hardware and software with more reliable integrated functions, such as rapid engineering efficiency, high performance, innovative design, and integrated diagnostics, safety and security.
The SIMATIC S7-1500 with its safety and motion functions simplified the design and the engineering and maximized cost efficiencies for the new gantry system and its users. The combination with SIMATIC Panels (TP 1500, MP277 Mobil Panel) and the high performance drive SINAMICS S120 provide an innovative system to insure flexibility and increased productivity. The detailed built-in system diagnostic are the basis for significant improvement of plant uptime by 25% and the reduction of the recovery times by 35%.
• Improved plant uptime by 25% and reduced recovery times by 35% by utilizing real-time diagnostic information.
• Lower maintenance and infrastructure costs e.g. by having a compact footprint
• Simplified Design and Engineering by having all components come from the same family