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To ensure that the manufacturing schedule was not interrupted the project was performed during planned shutdown at the facility. Main works included:
The safety and automation upgrades were successfully completed in a tight schedule over the last 3 days of the planned shutdown with no subsequent adverse effects on production. The full functionality of the conveyor system was not able to be fully tested until production had restarted so a Cromarty engineer was embedded on site to optimize the performance of the conveyor system with the operators whilst in production.
Operators are now able to safely enter certain cells without requiring a shut down the entire conveyor system and the new conveyor system results in far less faults and resulting production losses.