Automotive Line Builder- automotive manufacturer end-customer
- Factory Automation
- New equipment automation
- Electrical design
- Panel Fabrication
- PLC programming
- HMI software development
- VFD installation / integration / configuration
- Construction management
An automotive manufacturer required a new paint line to increase production capacity and efficiency while improving absorption and removal of contaminants and environmental emissions. The new system required air houses (air houses provide filtered/conditioned air for work space and paint booths and also filter/remove fumes and gases for quality).
A&E was contracted by the line builder to provide the control system automation for the paint process air houses.
A&E delivered the process control system, handling the automation, design, control panel fabrication, construction management, installation, and commissioning of the entire system for motors, instrumentation, and controls.
- Increased manufacturing capacity
- Improved manufacturing efficiency
- OEE / downtime-critical
- More consistent product quality
- Safety-focused implementation
Automotive manufacturing is extremely schedule-driven, requiring planning and flexibility. At times working around the clock, managing multiple electrical contractors and schedules.
Five (5) electrical shops were contracted by A&E to maintain project pace.
The line builder provided P&ID’s, functional specification, building/general arrangement layouts, and all mechanical installation.
A&E developed the associated design docs & required PLC code, leveraging customer-supplied modules as building blocks.
A&E designed and manufactured over 100 control panels.
A&E provided installation bid packages, secured, and managed the controls and electrical scopes for installation, commissioning, and startup.
|HMI and PLC-based paint process air house control software|
|Siemens S7 PLC|
|Siemens ET200SP Remote I/O|
|Endress and Hauser Instruments|