Weekend shutdown sees pump system upgraded to latest Siemens Sinamics drives and S7-1200 PLC

When faced with the unreliability and ageing Crabtree motor starter sets, a leading manufacturer of waterproofing products turned to Optima for assistance. The existing pump control system was direct on-line and required pump changeovers to be initiated manually.

Old Pump Control Starter Panels

The solution was to replace the existing starter panels with a single panel housing 18.5kW and 30kW variable speed drives with a S7-1200 PLC controlling pump changeover from a 4 inch Basic HMI. This display shows providing pump status, hour run and pump selection buttons and also allows the system to run in fully Automatic or Manual modes.

New Pump Control Panel In-Situ

The installation task had to be completed during a weekend shutdown, requiring careful coordination between production and our engineering team to schedule the works.

Inside The New Control Cabinet

The system was powered up ready to run in full production before Monday’s switch-on.