Mobile Automation, 03 9761 8500. An existing bakery client of Mobile Automation, located just off Hammond Road in Dandenong South recently engaged us to assist with the automation upgrade to one of their dough mixing machines. The machines are Italian, San Cassiano SE250 bowl mixers that were installed many years ago in the site and now need to be upgraded to reduce cycle times and limit the amount of operator involvement in the process.

Mobile Automation assigned one of their electrical automation specialists to the job to install operator touch screens (ProFace GP 4000 series), design and code graphics for recipes, monitoring and alarm pages. In addition, we fitted sensors to critical control valves, and removed redundant Conterec model 414 batch controllers. The PLC used for this project was an Allen Bradley Micrologix 1200, one of the most reliable PLCs for a project like this. It is estimated this will achieve roughly a 40% saving in normal processing times as well as reduced labour requirements for the machine operation and increased automation efficiency.