2700 No.1 Press PLC Upgrade

2700 No.1 Press PLC Upgrade
James Lawson
BEng (Hons) Electrical Electronic Engineering
Newcastle College University Centre

Machine availability and efficiency is a key aspect to cost effective automated production. Within the automation world, technology is developing at exponential rates meaning equipment obsolescence is
becoming a key challenge facing the manufacturing industry. This article outlines the stages of design
and development when upgrading an obsolete PLC system on 2700 No.1 Press line in Nissan Motor
Manufacturing UK along with the improvements new technology, such as Industry 4.0 compatible
devices, can provide to an automated production machine and the business.

KEYWORDS: PLC, HMI, Industry 4.0, IIOT, IO Link