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Case Study: Jaguar X150 Fuel Tank Line

Project Description: Unipart Eberspächer Exhaust Systems needed an integrator who could install a Traceability System onto their Jaguar X150 Fuel Tank line. The Traceability System needed to track the installation of fuel pumps and sender units and also monitor test results from various stations such as a Helium Leak Tester and a Torque tool. In addition, all of the data needed to be stored in a format approved by Unipart’s IT department.

Approach: MCS Control Systems installed a series of Beckhoff PLCs to all of the stations that needed to be monitored, interfacing with the test tools and barcode scanners. Data received from the barcode scanners and test equipment were processed by bespoke C++ services and passed to an industry standard SQL Server database which was housed in Unipart’s Server room, remote from the factory floor. As well as recording and tracking, the Traceability System also performed some high level control by disallowing, for example, fuel tanks from being leak tested that had not already passed a torque operation. MCS Control Systems also created various screens that allowed the user to enquire on all data stored and change various configuration parameters.

Results: The project was completed successfully within a very tight schedule. It has been running for a number of years and has had various additions required by the client.

Results: Working closely with the client the new Cognex systems were installed and commissioned over a 3 day period with no down time and disruption to production.

 


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