Grand Mills Abu Dhabi – software and hardware modernization
Replacing outdated PLCs transforms uptime
Grand Mills Abu Dhabi was suffering significant plant downtime due to a combination of outdated S5 PLCs and a lack of online plant control. Bühler’s upgrade, installed in under 48 hours, has removed the unreliable hardware, and improved reliability through improved online monitoring and remote diagnostics.
Hardware and Software modernization
Grand Mills Abu Dhabi’s production of flour, grain and animal feed was being constantly interrupted by PLC failure, further complicated with the difficulty of sourcing the correct spare parts. Our plan consisted of upgrading to S7 PLCs, introducing hot standby with redundant ESXi servers and further enhancing ongoing efficiency and uptime by enabling Bühler online support and advice.
Increased efficiency and reliability
The upgraded system, installed within 48 hours had immediate benefits. The S7 PLC's are far more reliable. State-of-the-art functions and online monitoring increased efficiency in terms of operation and fault management. The ready availability of spare parts made it easier to respond to hardware problems. Any issues can now be monitored by our 24/7 support team, who provide remote diagnostics and support.