Earlier this year Alpha Drives were pleased to offer support to a Manufacturing Company making COVID 19 screens. At a critical time in production one of there main lines producing these screen guards went down when its plc went into error mode and its prog could not be recovered .

As the line was operating 24/7 , requiring 9 operators and a production schedule of 9000 sheets a week ( 45 tonnes of material) it was critical to get this machine back up and running immediately.

Alpha Drives transplanted a full Siemens Control package containing S71200 & HMI TP700 replacing the original faulty controller. Using original production recipes and upgrading the HMI to include more diagnostics the traverse saw was rebuilt with new controls & software over a weekend and the line was back up and running in no time at all.

Alpha Drives Ltd Covid 19 Automation Success Story
Alpha Drives Ltd Covid 19 Automation Success Story

Alpha Drives are based in Portlaoise and are a Siemens systems integrator providing the full turnkey automation solution. We are the official Siemens agents in Ireland for Variable Speed Drives, AC Servo Systems and Siemens Motors incorporating Flender gearboxes for its drivetrain products.  Using E-Plan Alpha Drives manufacture full control and power Distribution panels with p.f.c along with other specialised panels for food , water and pharma industries . All panels come fully certified with FAT tests and documentation packs.

Call in and visit us anytime and we can give you a tour of our facility. We are just off exit 17 on M7 motorway. 057-8680800 087-7145967