Control System Upgrade: Food Industry

Our company was tasked with upgrading a warehouse management system that was plagued with issues arising from obsolete control systems and sensors, including PLCs, barcode scanners and WIMS software, all of which had reached their ‘use by date’.

The challenge was that this upgrade must be completed without interrupting production.

Our engineers devised a system design and highly detailed project plan that allowed us to work with the client to achieve these objectives.

We chose Ignition SCADA, from Inductive Automation, as the WIMS platform, as it provides tight integration between the real-time control requirements at the front end, and the SQL database interface at the back end. A powerful scripting environment, plus web based deployment, all combine to provide a powerful solution that is simple and low risk to deliver.