Some machines grow over time dependant on operational and final-product demand. For this project Motion Tronic was tasked to modify the control of the 5 axis that were added to the end of line processing that was originally controlled exclusively by the operator. Stopping, starting and speed settings were all dependant on the operator intervention.
We do not often we get to do work on our local monuments so when the opportunity came to do work on our very own Durban Millennium Tower we were ecstatic! Due to strong storms, the tower required maintenance that meant that the operations had to be temporarily moved to a remote location 2.6km away
Following our earlier newsletter that we upgrade injection machines, here is some insight from a project currently in progress. The electrical integration development has been completed and the installation process is underway. At this point it’s a teardown process, all the existing Fanuc controllers, drives and positioning motors are completely stripped out of their
Motion Tronic was given the spec and had to conceptualize , design, build and automate a solution for well known manufacturing company. The customers requirement was to enable them to load 6 m lengths of steel of varying thickness and width up to 600 kg’s. Then automatically feed the material through a cropping press with
Servo feeders for metal stamping lines. Motion Tronic design, build and maintain heavy duty servo feeders for the metal stamping industry. The systems are designed with robustness and durability in mind for harsh environments and conditions. Incorporating digital Baumuller synchronous servo drives the user is able to set feed distance to accuracy of 0.01 mm
Our client requested us to come up with a design for an automatic pipe cutter machine which can cut programmed cut lengths and qty for piping they use on there truck builds. Motion Tronic designed the once off machine from beginning to end including mechanical and electrical. Once the design was complete our experienced team
Motion Tronic has just commissioned new technology in the plastic injection molding industry. This new technology involves a Servo driven core extract function. Conventional methods are hydraulic which are expensive to run, messy, and can cost R100 000s in rejected products when contaminated with oil. The Servo system benefits include: Less than 2% of the
Do you know how to maintain variable speed drives (VFDs)? Doing so is easier than you might think. By integrating some simple, logical steps into your preventative maintenance program, you can ensure your drives provide many years of trouble-free service. Before looking at those steps, let’s quickly review what a VFD is and how it works. A
Successful upgrade from an outdated and previously unsupported Heating Control system. Our upgrade consisted of Siemens HMI communicating on Profinet to a PLC and Communicating on Mod bus to 8 Eurotherm Digital Thyristor control units. Imagine having the power to save energy…
Bradley Douglas started Motion Tronic in 2003 after working in the electronic manufacturing industry for 9 years.
Practicing a hands-on approach to the business, Bradley has a natural inclination for developing efficient, innovative solutions to technical problems. This ability is a key reason for Motion Tronic’s success.
In November 2006, Baumuller selected Motion Tronic as its sole authorised service partner in South Africa. In December 2006, Motion Tronic was awarded sole agency for Microsonic products and in 2016 awarded the sole Servo Mold agency for South Africa. These selections are testament to Motion Tronic’s superior offering and Bradley’s commitment to excellent supplier and customer relations.
Motion Tronic ensures the success of your industrial automation integration project and maximizes your business benefits. Motion Tronic expert industrial automation integration services include
Technology Recommendation and Integration
Process control hardware usually outlives communication protocols, operator interfaces and data gathering systems. As your plant ages, depend on MOTION TRONIC for timely upgrades that help you maintain operational efficiency and optimal industrial automation integration. We recommend the right technologies to complement your existing infrastructure, I/O points, environment and applications. Because of our platform independence, we have gained practical experience with all major automation products and have learned how to achieve industrial automation integration for a range of disparate systems.
Programming and Configuration
To facilitate industrial automation integration, MOTION TRONIC provides complete programming and configuration services, including logic conversion, coding, and building I/O and control applications. We configure and program even the most advanced control strategies within our clients’ integrated control systems, ensuring I/O optimization.
I&E Design and Engineering
MOTION TRONIC delivers design, engineering and troubleshooting services to ensure proper, high-quality industrial automation integration. An integrated instrument and electrical (I&E) system may include motor control circuits, power supplies, PLCs and other system components.
Data are key to industrial automation integration. Work with MOTION TRONIC to identify the valuable data across your enterprise and integrate them in manufacturing execution systems (MES), enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and other tools to enable real-time decision making.
MOTION TRONIC ensures the security of every industrial automation integration solution, verifying proper access controls to protect your systems and proprietary information.
Systems Simulation and Testing
Software simulation and prototyping allow MOTION TRONIC to ensure the effectiveness of your industrial automation integration solution before implementing it for your plant.
Systems Startup and Commissioning
MOTION TRONIC provides comprehensive processes, tracking procedures and Enhanced Turnover Package (ETOP) documentation to ensure successful systems operation and industrial automation integration.
No industrial automation integration project is complete until the operators have undergone thorough training. MOTION TRONIC offers on-site training.