Rock­well man joins Athenry Elec­tri­cal

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY -

Ian Coul­lie has joined the team at Athenry as au­to­ma­tion in­te­gra­tor.

Ian was a Rock­well Sys­tems In­te­gra­tor for 15 years and has com­pleted projects us­ing Al­lan Bradley, Siemens, Omron and Mod­i­con PLC’s in a di­verse range of In­dus­tries.

His first project for Athenry was a real chal­lenge. He had to de­sign a turn-key so­lu­tion for Coul­ter En­gi­neer­ing who were build­ing the equip­ment for A. J. Hack­ett’s lat­est ex­treme ad­ven­ture in Sochi, Rus­sia. This in­cluded a bungy jump, f ly­ing fox and pa­tron swing. A real chal­lenge was net­work com­mu­ni­ca­tions across the 800 me­tre gorge.

A Moxa wire­less Eth­er­net so­lu­tion was cho­sen and to­gether with a fully sta­teof-the-art net­worked VSD drives and PLC sys­tem was de­liv­ered and com­mis­sioned in Tau­ranga.

A din rail PC al­lows for re­mote con­nec­tion and data log­ging of all sys­tems via the Web.

Ian has worked in a va­ri­ety of fields in­clud­ing, ca­ble, tyre and rub­ber mak­ing, the gravure print­ing press en­vi­ron­ment and the food and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­tries.

“Apart from new turnkey au­to­ma­tion projects in­clud­ing S88 batch pro­cess­ing sys­tems I have spe­cialised in up­grad­ing and re­plac­ing plc equip­ment,” says Ian. “This has in­volved re­plac­ing Re­liance Au­tomax, Siemens S5 and Al­lan Bradley PLC’s.

“My project ex­pe­ri­ence in­cludes man­age­ment, panel build­ing man­age­ment, pre­com­mis­sion­ing, in­stal­la­tion con­trol and fi­nal com­mis­sion­ing.”

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