“We commissioned Opensoft Systems to assist us with making adjustments to our InFeed PLC code to reflect physical movement of several conveyors at our Holme Hall Quarry site near Rotherham. [...]”
Hope Construction is the United Kingdom’s leading independent supplier of cement, concrete, aggregate and asphalt. Material is quarried from the groups owned facilities around the country. Rock is extracted from seams and passed through their processing plant which enables material to be crushed sorted and then stockpiled into assorted end user materials; rock, sand or gravel.
At one such plant operated a series of Siemens S7 controllers and WinCC SCADA systems in order to provide operators with control of the plant. Recent SCADA hardware failures resulting in the loss batch data showing tonnages produced forced the company to look at a more resilient solution. AVS was deployed to both SCADA systems and the AVS redundancy failover option provided seamless application and data storage failover in the event of similar issues. The AVS Server allowed applications and data to be centrally backed up to provided additional secure storage.
“We needed advice on what we could do, so Opensoft came out to see us very promptly the next day where they were able to outline the options available to us concisely.
In the end, we opted for a full upgrade, as this was the best solution presented to us.[...]”
“Opensoft delivered their maintenance-based Siemens PCS7 Course for our team of electrical technicians, on site here at Flint.
We chose Opensoft’s course due to the practical hands-on approach provided by their maintenance training.[...]”