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Yodel Conveyor control system PLC Update

Case Study: Conveyor System PLC update
(Including upgrade to S7 – 1200 PLC)

Market Sectors: Distribution & FMCG

Project Description: A business critical M340 PLC needed replacing at Yodel’s Lichfield Depot. The replacement was required urgently to ensure the Depot was running with the New PLC before the Christmas peak period.

Approach: Time was of the essence in this project, as the new PLC was urgently needed to ensure reliable running of the depot during the critical Pre- Christmas delivery period. MCS Control Systems has a proven methodology, developed over many years, for upgrading and replacing business critical systems spanning many industry sectors including: Food/FMCG, Logistics, Automotive, Aerospace, Utilities, Process, Construction Products and Building Services.

Results: The system was designed, the panel rewired, the M340 PLC control system updated to a S7- 1200, with program conversion, and was up and running again over a weekend shutdown period within 3 weeks of MCS receiving the order. MCS also provided commissioning and production support.

Andy Rowe, Engineering Manager, commented:

““I’d like to express my sincere thanks to the whole team at MCS who completed the project. The time scale given to MCS for the design and build of the PLC was extremely small and coupled with the set installation period made this project what we thought very challenging. But right from day one when they took on the project it was handled with complete professionalism. With good communication throughout the whole process, through to the successful completion of the project on time”




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Project Management & CDM 2007

Logistics/Materials Handling

Automotive & Manufacturing

Process & Utilities

Food & FMCG