Project:      Axle Burnishing Machine

Client:     MNT Machine, Inc. – Huntsville, AL for Dana Corporation – Montgomery, AL


Project description:

Two typical custom-designed and –built machines were produced to implement a roller-burnishing process for large vehicle axle components. The machines utilized an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 series PLC for control of the process, including speed control for a large DC drive unit. Operator input and monitoring was implemented with a PC-based terminal utilizing the Wonderware operator interface software package. The Wonderware terminal also provides for data collection and archiving for ISO-9000 purposes, as well as for printing barcode labels for processed units. Working with the mechanical fabricator, MNT Machine of Huntsville, AL, C&E Design provided design, fabrication, programming and startup services for the machines.


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