As industry leaders in automation, we enjoy teaching our clients about the machines and components we create and maintain. Here’s what you need to know about the PLC – a key element in the automated manufacturing process: PLC stands for Programmable Logic Controller – a special computer device used for industrial control systems. It is
At Motion Tronic, we understand that downtime has a negative impact on your operations and your business. That’s why we work hard to ensure downtime doesn’t happen and if it does, it is kept to a minimum. We practice regular preventative maintenance but when your industrial automation equipment such as drives ,plcs and servo motors
On a recent client visit, we replaced 20 year old (and now obsolete) Baumüller drives with the latest bmaxx 5000 series drives and completed a full upgrade in three days, including commissioning. During this time, we also modified and serviced the four existing motor encoders. Keeping to our deadlines was essential as the machine is
Automation – changing the world of work Automation (or automatic control) is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers, and heat treating ovens, as well as switching on telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships and aircraft, and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention.
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
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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
At Motion Tronic we strive to keep our clients satisfied by understanding their conditions, requirements and timelines. This allows us to deliver the promised service and maximise your industrial potential. We achieve this with our wide range of product and service offerings which includes, but is not limited to: Baumüller, Microsonic, Siemens and WEG Drives
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.