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Case Studies

Automation projects by Drives and Automation Ltd, Sheffield, Worksop

250T Ladle Bay Crane Drives at Outokumpu

Drives and Automation carried out a £2.25M staged upgrade to three 250t cranes in Outokumpu's Sheffield based stainless works.   [more...]

Automation projects by Drives and Automation Ltd, Sheffield, Worksop

Steel Tilt Vessel Drives at Tata Steel

Tata engineers from the BOS plant at Tata Steel in Scunthorpe approached Drives and Automation to investigate a long-standing reliability problem on the DC drive control system for the steel vessel.   [more...]

Automation projects by Drives and Automation Ltd, Sheffield, Worksop

Slab Grinder Drives at Outokumpu, Sheffield

Replacing the existing hydraulic system with electrical drives and a servo positioning system has boosted the performance of the of the stainless steel slab grinder as well as reducing downtime.   [more...]

Automation projects by Drives and Automation Ltd, Sheffield, Worksop

DC Arc Fan Drive at Outokumpu, Sheffield

A new fan and inverter drive system improves control and maximises energy savings on the DC ARC fume extraction system at Outokumpu in Sheffield.   [more...]

Automation projects by Drives and Automation Ltd, Sheffield, Worksop

Electric Arc Furnace Control System

£1.3M Electric Arc Furnace upgrade project to replace outdated control system at Outokumpu Steelworks in Sheffield.   [more...]

Automation projects by Drives and Automation Ltd, Sheffield, Worksop

Lead Plant Fume Extraction Fan Control

£650K Turnkey Variable Speed Drive project to replace an existing troublesome 3.3kV DOL Extraction Fan Control System saves over £200K in annual energy costs.   [more...]

Automation projects by Drives and Automation Ltd, Sheffield, Worksop

Arrol Crane Drives at FreightLiner, Garstang

Freightliner has reduced downtime on its second Arrol container crane by replacing the old drives with a new system provided by Drives and Automation Ltd.   [more...]

Automation projects by Drives and Automation Ltd, Sheffield, Worksop

Grab Crane Drives at Tata Steel, Scunthorpe

DnA replaced an outdated slipring motor control system with a variable speed drive system to reduce downtime and maintenance headaches.   [more...]

Automation projects by Drives and Automation Ltd, Sheffield, Worksop

Static Cut Off Drives, Tata Tubes

Drives and Automation replaced an existing Mannesman system that had reached end of life and could no longer be supported.   [more...]

Automation projects by Drives and Automation Ltd, Sheffield, Worksop

Cable Armouring Machine Upgrade

£100K D.C Drive control system upgrade to replace an outdated and obsolete control system at the Prysmian Cables site in Wrexham, North Wales.   [more...]

Automation projects by Drives and Automation Ltd, Sheffield, Worksop

Fish Finger Packing Line

A 12-axis servo controlled packaging machine to pack fish fingers into boxes at a rate of 1200 fingers per minute. Drives and Automation provided full design, software development, installation and commissioning for electrical equipment for 2 lines in the Grimsby facility. Baldor servo drives and motors are utilised on the line and a 12 Axis TRIO servo motion controller is used for axis synchronisation and cam following. A CTIU100 HMI was incorporated as an operator interface for the entering of recipes and machine monitoring.   [more...]

Drives and Automation Ltd
21 Staveley Hall
Staveley Hall Drive
Staveley
Chesterfield S43 3TN

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