March 17, 2017
Microtrol Engineering has been selected by Gear Manufacturing for the PLC control replacement on their Koepfer 153 Gear Hobbing machine. Microtrol Engineering replaced the old Siemens PLC system with a new Productivity PLC system with 12 inch HMI.
The old PLC system for the automatic loader and plunge system had failed and the machine was used sparingly because of an unreliable control system.
Microtrol Engineering rewired and added the new control system enabling Gear MFG to utilize the original features of the machine. The loader system that was defective was repaired and the new software allows the operator to set the machine up in a 10th of the time of the original system.
The new design also allows the ability to expand for future additions and cycles if needed.