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Client: ZF Boge in Dingley, Melbourne
Project Title: Human Machine Interface Development

Background Information
A manufacturing plant in Melbourne makes rubber components for motor vehicles. Its rubber extrusion machine operates with Siemens PLC. It incorporates antiquated HMI and PC. We were asked to create a modernised version of the HMI.

Technical objective
At PBA we can re-create an undocumented existing Human Machine Interface (HMI) system in new technology.

  • Currently, extremely antiquated HMI is operating on out of date computer and operating system.
  • There was no documentation of requirements or how the system works. However, the client required the operation to be replicated in modern technology whilst interfacing with existing technology (PLC).
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