PLC-5 to ControlLogix Migration Supports Greater Uptime for Global Spice Supplier
A global supplier of spice ingredients needed to upgrade their Allen Bradley PLC-5 system. Automation Group, an E Tech Group Company was recruited to modernize their obsolete PLC system to a more IIOT friendly platform.
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A global supplier of spice ingredients needed to upgrade their 25-year-old Allen Bradley PLC-5 system. The outdated platform was experiencing constraints and was limiting network connections. The client was seeking a system integrator that could provide timely PLC migration support using the latest technology available. Automation Group, an E Tech Group Company was recruited to modernize their obsolete PLC system to a more IIOT friendly platform.
We reverse-engineered the customer’s legacy system and analyzed existing diagrams to identify potential risks and obtain detailed information on device and wiring configurations. This step was crucial to improve system performance and understand their control environment before moving to the design phase.
As a leading Rockwell Automation system integrator, we developed a simplified migration plan using the latest technologies. We upgraded the client’s PLC-5 system to ControlLogix and consolidated FactoryTalk View SE screens, making it easier for plant personnel to operate the system.
The global spice supplier’s upgrade from PLC-5 to ControlLogix was completed on schedule and improved performance, greater uptime, and a more user-friendly interface for the customer’s PLC system. This upgrade project was a crucial step in the client’s digital transformation journey.