Is your control system older than your Granny?
Probably not, but if you are currently using a legacy, mature or “silver” product such as the products listed below it’s time to consider an upgrade. Common legacy products include the following:
• Siemens Masterdrives
• Allen-Bradley PLC 2
• A-B Silver Series
• IDT Panelmate
• Modicon 584
• Modicon 984
• GE Series 1
• Texas Instrument’s PLCs
*Note: the list above is a small representation of the products and software in which Quantum Design has experience with upgrades. Even if your system is not listed, it is highly unlikely that we cannot help your company.
Why should you upgrade with Quantum Design?
Quantum has the knowledge and experience to make your control system upgrade a seamless, positive experience. Whether doing a system upgrade, a phased migration or a complete replacement, upgrading an older system can bring years of new life to your machine and reduce overall downtime. Quantum will assess your current system and create a strategy that works for you, your production line and your overall big picture.
Upgrades lead to less downtime for the entire production line. Using newer technologies highly supported by the original manufacturer means spending less time searching for spare parts as well as faster production speeds and more detailed data and feedback. Increased energy savings are also observed leading to a higher ROI for the plant.
With new technology, many upgrades minimize risk by creating stations for monitoring from remote locations and setting up alerts for notification prior to possible safety issues with the system. In many cases, less wiring is needed decreasing the chances for a mess in the future and limiting costly errors in installation.
Key benefits directly related to the reliability of a machine include product quality, uptime and production capabilities all of which have a direct impact on the bottom line. Fewer unscheduled shutdowns and less ongoing maintenance and service interruptions means more production.
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