Metals

Metals industry mediumWe have been supplying the metals industry since our inception. From rail track, to coating lines, wire drawing to lead casting, stainless cleaning to heavy bar straighteners. We have great exposure in the metals processing sector and are very familiar with the production techniques in this industry. Upgrading machines from Bronx, Black Clawson, Process Line, Jagenberg and Georg amongst others.

Many of our clients in the metals sector require a complete turnkey service for the projects that we engineer, a service that we are happy to provide. Where Optima do not have the resources in-house, selected sub-contract companies are employed (typical disciplines include mechanical engineering and electrical installation). Our project management skills are employed in these instances to ensure on-time, on-budget conclusions are met.

Previous projects:

Outokumpu

Levelling line upgrade

Replacing the existing Rextroth hydraulic control equipment. New drive controllers and PLC equipment installed within the existing cabinets. New operator Fascias fitted on all the existing operator desks.

Slitting line upgrade

Replacement of the Drive control system and associated desk control stations using GE Fanuc controllers.

Foil Annealing Line Engineering

Scope of works include furnace, distribution board, loopers and web transport.

De-greasing line upgrade

Replacement of 7 DC drives, control cubicles and control desks.

 

Kodak

Coil Line Control System

Design and supply of the process control panel suite using Siemens and Wonderware equipment.

 

Bridon

Hot Dip Galvanizing Line upgrade

Scope of control system supply includes emergency stop system, operator controls, VTU units.

Furnace control system

Supply of emergency stop system and operators control (de-scaling capstan & turntable) using Siemens equipment.

 

Kingspan

Bottom & Top forming mill control system

Supply of HMI development tools and emergency stop system using Rockwell equipment.

Purlin line software upgrade

Replacement of existing machine control system software using Rockwell SCADA.

Forming mill line upgrade

Upgrade includes an automatic product changeover corresponding to a barcode printed on the metal substrate, a semi-automatic mode based upon a queued product programme and automated production logging incorporating a joint detection mechanism.

Slitter line main drive replacement

Scope of works includes main control cubicle build and supply of closed loop AC motors.

 

Process Line Ltd, China and South Africa

Aluminium Strip Line

Turnkey project for strip processing line, 14 Siemens AC Sinamics Drives, Siemens PLC, SCADA, Servo drives, PROFISafe. Totally integrated package