The goal was to modernize one existing plant for the production of halogen bulbs, which is in use in various automobiles. The production plant consisting of a supply as well as a discharge conveyor belt, a rotary machine and various quality assurance units is operated in Songzi (China) and is part of an automated production line. Because the lifetime of the components exceeded and the controller was discontinued, the system should be brought to the newest state of technology.
Engineering and project management
The engineering and production of the components was done in Germany. All finished parts including accessories for modernization were transported to China by air freight. The project management in the preparatory phase was coordinated from Stolberg and continued with the implementation in China.
EThe complete machine installation including control cabinet group and user interfaces should be exchanged. An existing vision system was adapted to the new concept and revised. The product tracking and operational data acquisition was modernized and integrated into the new control cabinet group.
Old pneumatic actuators were replaced by bus-connected valve terminals, the pneumatic installation was renewed.