Projects

We have engineered hundreds of projects with values up to £500,000. Below are details of some of our upgrades:

EMP Belt Line for Kunshan, Jiangsu Province China. Design, supply, commission control system for a belt manufacturing machine. Fully integrated Siemens solution comprising PLC, SINAMICS Drives, WinCC, PROFISafe system (safety integrated PLC).

 

 

 

Lithographic Aluminium Strip Line for Zheng Zhou. Turnkey project for strip processing line, 14xSiemens AC SINAMICS Drives, Siemens PLC, SCADA, Servo drives, PROFISafe. Totally integrated package makes lithographic plate for use in the printing industry.

 

 

Paper coating machine. Design, supply, installation and commissioning of complete drive system retrofit to their paper coating line. 98xAC Vector Drives, 13xDC Section drives, 40A to 720A.

 

 

4x off Jagenberg Dual-roll rewinder. Complete control system upgrade for 4x Jagenberg dual-roll winders. Complete pneumatic, electrical and safety system upgrade on the machine. SSD DC Drives, Siemens S7-300 PLC, PILZ, PNOZ Multi Programmable safety.

Dual-roll MYLAR coater control system. Design, supply, commission on two-sided coater for MYLAR product, Siemens S7-400 PLC, Reliance Drives, Rockwell SCADA.

Dual-roll Tyvek coater control system. Design, supply, commision on dual-roll gravure coater, 4xAC Vector drives in load-share, flotation oven and floatation air-turn unit control, GE Fanuc PLC, Cimplicity SCADA, Siemens Drives (Micromaster, Masterdrives)

Process Line Ltd. Italy

Aluminium Strip Line for Verona Lastra Italy

Makes lithographic plate for use in the printing industry.

Process Line Ltd. South Africa

Aluminium Strip Line for First Graphics, South Africa.

Makes lithographic plate for use in the printing industry.

Crown Paints, Darwen

5x palletising line upgrades for paint tins/

News Siemens PLC control system for 5xpaint tin palletising lines.

Replaced obsolete Siemens SIMATIC 505/535 PLC.

Linpac Packaging, Yorkshire

Extruder 71 Control Panel Replacement.

Produces plastic film which is vacuum formed into containers for various foods.

Main extruder and melt pump replacement, Siemens PLC, SSD Drives solution.

CCL Decorative Sleeves

DCM Printing Press Modifications.

Design, supply and commissioning of a new drive system for their existing print machine.

FFP Packaging, Northampton

Wax Machine Line Drive System.

Design, supply and commissioning of a new DC drive system for their wax coating line.

Flexel International, Glenrothes, Scotland

New control system for a printing/laminating machine

Design, supply and commissioning of a new machine control system for manufacturing Ecofilm under-floor heating. Flexel International are one of the largest manufacturers of under-floor, ceiling and compact panel heating elements.

Kodak Ltd

Control System for Jagenberg machine.

High speed cutting line including rotary shear control system.

Aluminium Strip coating line control system.

Outokumpu Stainless Ltd.

Foil Annealing Line control system.

Including Wonderware SCADA package, GE Fanuc PLC, Parker SSD Drives.

Lawson Mardon Flexibles

Sciavi Printing Press Refit – Turnkey Package

DuPont Teijin Films Ltd, Wilton

Stenter Line Drive System – Turnkey Package

C Perkin Ltd.

Cardboard Tube Machine – High speed Siemens servo drive application.

Manufacturing cardboard tubes at linear material input speed of 100m/min.

Recent Posts

Drive System Retrofit for MasterDrives

Because of their superior functionality, comprehensive performance range and application flexibility, the Siemens Simovert MASTERDRIVES in CUVC, CUMC, Compact form and other variants has been a very successful drive system for single motor and multi-motor applications. The established common DC bus system enabled it to be used on demanding production machine processes across a wide range of industry sectors.

All good things must come to an end, but that doesn’t mean the end of the line for your production machine.

Optima’s innovative approach to upgrades significantly reduces the installation time and minimises risk to your site. All of our systems are thoroughly tested before they are shipped to site, completely eliminating any “out of box” failures.

Some of the benefits you will realise are:

  • Extended life span of your machine and increased availability due to continued spare parts supply with full support by Siemens
  • Improved productivity through lower energy costs and faster production cycles, through:
    • Simple operation monitoring using operator panel
    • User-friendly diagnostics with the STARTER tool
    • Additional interface options via PROFINET or PROFIBUS
  • Future-proofed due to access to the new world of TIA Portal

Optima’s approach for upgrades is to:

  1. 1.Analysis of your current machine configuration and potential further customer request
  2. Recommendation on the best replacement scenario
  3. Installation, configuration and commissioning of new  components and creation of circuit diagram and documentation
  4. Acceptance test and machine handover.

If requested, we can also provide training for all your relevant engineers and instruction of the operating personnel

Why Optima?

  1. We’ve been upgrading complex drive systems for over 20 years
  2. We are one of only 7 authorised Siemens Drives and Motion partners in the UK
  3. We provide a complete solution provided by one retrofit supplier including mechanical installation of motors and/or supply of adaptor plates and flanges to suit
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