Project Summaries

The selection of projects summarized below illustrates the breadth of expertise offered by Sheer Systems. Many of these projects have led to long term relationships with our customers, and with them to the end users.

Paperboard Laminating Equipment for SWT Paper AB Sweden, Oppboga Bruk AB, Sweden and Planopack Belgium.

Equipment:  

SIEMENS SIMOTION and WinCC Flexible with Micromasters, ifm ASi Bus System, PILZ Multi Safety System

Description:  

Production lines manufacturing laminated boards typically with multi layer card core and high quality paper or foil surfaces. The machines comprise unwinders, dryers, applicators, press rolls, slitters, cut to length, outfeed conveyors, board reject, final rolls and an automated pallet stacker plus additional conveyors and ancillary scrap and dust extract systems.
Currently in the final stages of commissioning a new paperboard line in association with GELund AB, SWT Paper AB and PA Haslam Engineering Services

Automotive paint line automation.

Equipment:  

Schneider M340 PLC, Magelis HMI and Vijeo Citect SCADA system with MS SQL Server 2012.

Description:  

Provide automation of a manual paint line from an electronic production schedule with RFID pallet tracking, product bar code identification and HMI operator interfaces for load, unload and paint mix stations.

Automated medical weighing and packaging equipment for Molins ITCM Ltd, Coventry, England 

Equipment:  

Rockwell Control Logix with Panelview and Kinetix 6000 drives

Description:  

Machines to provide high speed automated filling and weighing of powder dose packages with challenging motion profiles requiring high precision control and multi drive synchronisation.

Medical Leaflet Manufacture for Vacuumatic Ltd, Colchester, England

Equipment:  

SIEMENS SIMOTION and WinCC Flexible  with Micromasters

Description:  

Highly flexible machine for short production run medical leaflet manufacture with short changeover times.

Coating Line for Doel Engineering Ltd, Witham, England

Equipment:

SIEMENS Step 7, Pro Tool & Masterdrives (Vector and Servo), PILZ Multi Safety System

Partners:  

Electro Projects UK Ltd

Description:  

A line coating films with fine adhesive coatings and applying an interlace layer. Comprising three turreted winders, splicing units (flying and static), accumulators, coating equipment, dryer (Rostron) and fume extraction (DURR).

High speed mould extraction and product storage for GMat Ltd, Coventry, England

Equipment:

Step 7, WinCC Flexible & Masterdrives (Vector and Servo)
B&R Industrial Automation ACOPOS
Rockwell Control Logix5000 & RSView32

Description:  

Many machines carrying out high speed mould extraction for the plastics industry then a selection of post moulding tasks including hinge forming, timed storage and feed out to cold production processes. These machines pushed the technical limits of speed and timing but maintaining stable performance making them among the best available worldwide, running reliably in locations with limited technical and maintenance capabilities.

Heavy Mesh Line for Doel Engineering, Witham, England

Equipment:  

SIEMENS Step 7, WinCC Flexible & Masterdrives (Vector and Servo)

Description:  

Automated materials handling for a line producing a variety of extruded meshes from scrap plastic for purposes from landfill fluid retention & buried pipe protection to vehicle load spreading on soft ground. Comprising Accumulator, Turreted centre winders with auto splice, Surface winder with auto roll change and sheeter and palletizer for flat sheet.

Plasterboard line process integration for ECS Ltd, Loughborough, England

Equipment:
Partners:  

SIEMENS SIMOTION and WinCC Flexible
HMK Technical Services Ltd

Description:  

Integration of a stand-alone plasterboard cutter by ECS and HMK into the factory systems of two British Gypsum factories. Comprising factory interfaces and batch control systems working with equipment upstream and downstream of the cutter.

Tube Straightening Equipment for Reika GmBH, Hagen, Germany

Equipment:
Partners:  

SIEMENS SINAMICS Vector drive system, High power LV
Electro Projects UK Ltd & Reika GmBH

Description:  

Electrical design work to supplement the capabilities of the customer and improve the quality of the equipment. Software design work on the SIMOTION SINAMICS drive system.

Sachet Filling Machines for Stick Pack UK and Quadra Foods Ltd, Plympton, England

Equipment:
Partners:  

SIEMENS Step 7, Pro Tool, Micromasters & Masterdrives (Servo)
HMK Technical Services Ltd

Description:  

‘Stick’ type sachet machines for powders and liquids. Further developments to create machines which are fully aseptic for the packaging of fresh and UHT milk. Factory integration including CIP & SIP processes for a suite of machines operating off single or multiple product and cleaning systems.



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