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Engine Hot Test System

We have been responsible for the control system design and software of several engine test facilities for automotive production facilities.The test systems include Can communications to engine management systems, control of fuel and water systems, Ignition and engine cranking operations, analogue sensor and high speed value processing, SCADA graphical interfaces and engine transducer monitoring and protection systems plus engine test parameters database handling.

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Packaging Machinery

We have developed control systems for various bag and packing manufacturing companies, based around PLC, CNC and motion control systems.We manufactured the control system for an 11 axis CNC controlled bag “assembly” machine. The bag used film from five unwind stands which was automatically brought together to form the shape of the bag and the seams welded with both solid bar and Nicrome welding systems. Print registration and axis synchronisation Read More

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Special Purpose Machine Tools

This special purpose machine tool is a 6 axis machine designed specifically for machining sub assemblies for the automotive industry.The control system is based around a Bosch Rexroth Indramat MTC200 CNC controller with Indramat Diax04 servo drives. The machine has a multi spindle turret head with index and spindle control being carried out by a single servo motor and performs spot milling, drilling and tapping operations.System DetailsController:  Bosch Rexroth MTC200Graphics: Read More

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Automated Machine Tool Loading

Control systems for many machine tool loading applications have been designed, manufactured and installed by ourselves. From single machines with conveyors and small handling robots to large manufacturing systems with multiple machines and processes. On the, multi machine application shown below, control of the production process is dictated and controlled by the overhead gantry robots, which starting with raw billets transfer parts through the various stages of machining whilst controlling Read More

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Automated Palletising & Stacking

The control system for this Automated Palletising Robot was based around a Allen Bradley PLC5/40 programmable controller, which was specified by the end-user. Servo axis positioning was carried out by three Bosch Rexroth Indramat servo systems, interfaced to the PLC system via a DeviceNet interface. The robot operates in a warehouse facility carrying out a stacking and palletising operation. System Details Controller:   Allen Bradley PLC5/40 Graphics:       Panelview 1000 Read More

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Mine Winder for Turkish Mine

A British Mining equipment manufacturer contacted CCS Technology to design, write and commission the control software for a mine winder system for a Turkish Coal mine.The control system was based around a Mitsubishi A2 series PLC system whose main task is to control the velocity and position loop of the winding system. The winding motor itself is a 1500Kw DC machine and is capable of winding 90 men at a Read More

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Confectionery Handling & Stacking System

A major confectionary manufacturer was having difficulty with an existing handling and stacking machine due to jerky and uncontrollable movements of the machine functions. The original mechanical cams, gearboxes and drive chains were removed and replaced with a multi axis servo system which enabled programmable velocity profiles. The new system introduced S curve velocity profiles and controllable acceleration and de-acceleration, which improved the production throughput of the facility and dramatically Read More

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Automated Storage & Retrieval System

Two of these complete storage facilities have been installed for the storage of final assembly parts for a major automotive manufacturer. Each system is based around two robots, which handle the parts through different stages of the storage facility. The control system is based around a Schneider PLC system with Bosch Rexroth AC servo drives connected via InterBus-S. In addition to carrying out the servo axis positioning for the robots, the Read More