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Addressing Urgent Operational Challenges: 10 Recent Accomplishments in Industrial System Maintenance

Hagerman & Company

bigstock--186077980-croppedOver the past few months, Hagerman & Company's Industrial Automation Solutions team has helped resolve critical issues for one of the world's largest commercial baking companies, ensuring seamless operations on the factory floor. From intricate temperature monitoring installations to PLC troubleshooting, the dedicated efforts of our team have played a pivotal role in overcoming challenges and enhancing efficiency. Here, we highlight some of the noteworthy accomplishments that have transpired during this period:

  1. Revolutionizing Temperature Monitoring: One key achievement has been successfully constructing and integrating a Resistance Temperature Display (RTD) panel. This innovation allows real-time temperature monitoring, enabling rapid response to potential deviations that could impact operations.
  2. Enhanced Temperature Control: Installing a Glycol temperature display and alarm system stands has allowed for better precision. Potential disruptions are proactively addressed by closely monitoring glycol temperatures, minimizing downtime, and optimizing system performance.
  3. Mitigating Nuisance Trips: A strategic adjustment to the Overload (OL) amperage on drives has been instrumental in preventing unwarranted trips. This measure not only averts operational disruptions but also extends the longevity of critical components.
  4. Efficiency through Programming: Uploading new programs to 7 Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) for password updates has bolstered system security and streamlined access. This proactive measure has helped ensure data integrity.
  5. Empowering Customers: Guiding a customer through setting up a MicroLogix 1000 PLC trainer and configuring six new drives for installation underscores our commitment to empowering clients to manage their systems effectively.
  6. Restoring Critical Systems: In a time-sensitive scenario, we successfully reinstated an ammonia system that had encountered screen failures. Our thorough approach to identifying alarms and troubleshooting contributed to the swift restoration of monitoring capabilities.
  7. Precision in Problem-Solving: A thermocouple issue that had caused a system shutdown in Line 3 Oven Zone 2 was quickly diagnosed and rectified, highlighting our commitment to precision problem-solving.
  8. Expanding System Capacity: Our team seamlessly integrated two new drives into the Line 3 packaging area, enhancing overall system capacity and throughput.
  9. Logic Enhancement and Program Restoration: A program reset for Mixer 2A, and a comprehensive Line 3 Conveyor Run Logic diagnostic underscore our dedication to optimizing production processes.
  10. Comprehensive HMI Integration: Installing a Flour HMI, firmware updates, program configuration, and meticulous testing exemplify our commitment to comprehensive system integration.

In the face of various challenges, the past few months have been a testament to our expertise in industrial system maintenance and our dedication to ensuring uninterrupted operations for our customers. These achievements underscore our commitment to innovation, problem-solving, and client satisfaction as we navigate the intricacies of industrial systems.