The first obstacle the Quad Plus team faced was that there were no existing control programs or electrical schematics that described how the machine was supposed to operate. Our experts understood that the success of this line is greatly tied to very precise control of the rotary shear, but the existing control was a proprietary and dedicated “black box” with no description of its operation.
Our experienced team put our years of experience to work for the customer to perform the complicated and precise calculations to create an algorithm for the electronic camming functionality. We then were able to integrate new drives, motors, and controls into the customer’s existing line. All the components are new and readily available, and we provided the customer with spares to keep onsite at all times. We also integrated remote monitoring equipment so our service staff can get online and diagnose any future problems within an hour. Lastly, a detailed machine safety study was performed to identify areas to improve the work environment for maintenance and production staff.