1675 Ton Aluminum Extrusion Press

Customer: Hydro Aluminum N.A.

Machine: 1675 Ton Wean United Aluminum Extrusion Press

Work Completed:

• Replaced SSI linear variable differential transformers (LVDTs) with Ethernet-based MTS Temposonic

• Replaced SoftLogix computer with ControlLogix processor and replaced DHPlus with Ethernet IP

• Replaced PLC5 with a Flex I/O rack controlled by the main PLC over Ethernet IP

• Replaced older proprietary HMI with FactoryTalk View SE Station

• Benefits of finished upgrade: troubleshooting is easier through Ethernet, increased reliability, better performance (higher resolution of press position), program structure is easier to modify if needed