Alliance Automation was engaged by a leading aggregate, concrete and concrete pipe and products supplier to deliver a safety driven upgrade to a precast concrete manufacturing plant in Newcastle.

The safety project was initiated to install a conveyor system to assist with pipe handling. Alliance Automation were engaged to deliver the complete Electrical, Instrumentation and Controls scope for the project.

The scope of works included:

  • Specifying and determining the electrical requirement for the project.
  • Supply and installation foe Form 2 MCC.
  • Design of the electrical System
  • Specification of Field Devices and Safety Instrumentation
  • Design of the Functional Safety system including verification and validation activities
  • Rockwell PLC and HMI configuration
  • Site installation and Commissioning

The conveyor system met all requirements and the overall system functions as intended. The system sets a new standard in safety handling of precast pipes.