MR1H12

 

 

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This page was Last updated on 12/10/2012 09:21 AM

 

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Project #MR1H12 - Accu-Form System

 

Posted 12-10-2012

Update!

Following items finished on Saturday/Sunday

  1. Corrected Estop wiring and tested
  2. Programmed and tested chain break sensor
  3. Fixed small oven wiring so blower now starts with the heat on switch
  4. Tested all drive faults to ensure they are working
  5. Finished engineering details and sent information to Colmet and project team
     
 

Posted 11-21-2012

Update!

Progress Report

  1. Adjusted baffles, two green was adjust to yellow in the oven exit according with the PDF louvers that was send yesterday.

  2. Run 5 tests, but one failed because the DataPaq battery was not charged.

  3. Demin will be sending out the charts.

 

Posted 11-16-2012

Update!

Progress Report

 

1)      Installed guards for resistance packages New Oven 1, Main Oven, and New Oven 2.

2)      Replaced plastic conduit for the Chiller pump as requested by the customer.

3)      The local DataPaq representative came to the plant and reviewed the equipment. The start button was damaged. He changed the settings.

4)      Moved the control switch for the chiller to the main conveyor control panel as requested by the customer.

5)      Ran the DataPaq and reviewed the graph. Made appropriate changes to the louver settings to adjust air flow in the main oven.

 

 

Posted 11-15-2012

Update!

Progress Report

 

  1. Built guards for all resistance packages, New Oven 1, Main Oven Tunnel & New Oven 2.
  2. Installed a rubber gasket for the spray system and adjusted the direction of the spray.
  3. Ran test forming plastic hoses with different temperatures.
  4. Part Number DG93-9D289-J_PIA104_ERL054
  5. Operation Conditions:
    1. Test 1 New Oven 1 Set Point 350, Tem 323 Blower 32 / Main Oven Set Point 350, Temp 344, Blower 32 / New Oven 2 Set Point 245, Temp 230, Blower 32. Results Improved but it did not successfully run 8 pieces.
    2. Test 2 New Oven 1 Set Point 380, Tem 370 Blower 35 / Main Oven Set Point 380, Temp 378, Blower 30 / New Oven 2 Set Point 380, Temp 300, Blower 30. Results Improved and 8 parts were successful.
    3. Test 3 New Oven 1 Set Point 380, Tem 370 Blower 35 / Main Oven Set Point 380, Temp 375, Blower 30 / New Oven 2 Set Point 380, Temp 315, Blower 30. Results Improved and 8 parts were successful.
    4. Test 2 New Oven 1 Set Point 380, Tem 380 Blower 35 / Main Oven Set Point 380, Temp 376, Blower 30 / New Oven 2 Set Point 380, Temp 306, Blower 30. Results Improved and 8 parts were successful.
  6. DataPaq and will be here tomorrow for evaluate the equipment.
 

Posted 11-14-2012

Update!

Progress Report

  1. Installation of the RIO System, ran hose & prepared electrical connections. The customer will make the final decision to install or not.
  2. Adjusted the Air curtain louvers at both ends.
  3. Powered the 3 ovens and adjusted the blowers speed.
  4. Ran the DataPaq 3 times. The DataPaq did not record data. Working with tech support to correct the problem.
  5. Ran one rack with plastic hoses.
  6. The system ran all day without any leaks or faults. We need the data from DataPaq to make the final adjustments.
  7. Readings of the inside of the oven were taken with an infrared gun:
    1. Entry Oven 119-125 Degree Celsius
    2. Oven Middle 128-136 Degree Celsius
    3. Exit Oven 50-60 Degree Celsius
 

Posted 11-13-2012

Update!

Progress Report

  • Wire 3 of the E-Stops

  • Wire the LS for chain presence

  • Relocate & wire the thermocouples, weld new nuts to attach the thermocouples

  • Adjust the baffler according to the drawing

 

 

Posted 11-08-2012

Update!

Martin Rea Item Action List-11-8-12.pdf

Posted 11-05-2012

Update!

Installation Schedule

The system is installed and power of each device is on. The cooling cell was still experiencing leaks so it was resealed today and will require cure time before testing again. The new 45kw heater upgrade to the original oven is installed and working. The conveyor system, drying cell and the chiller are installed, wired, and ready to run. We are working to test and debug the new oven modules.

Click the link to view the full file Martin Rea - Phase II - Installation Schedule Rev2-11-5-12.pdf

Posted 11-02-2012

Update!
Click the link to view the full file Martin Rea - Phase II - Installation Schedule Rev2-11-2-12.pdf

Posted 10-30-2012

Update!
Click the link to view the full file Martin Rea - Phase II - Installation Schedule Rev2-11-01-12
 

Posted 10-30-2012

Update!
Click the link to view the full file Martin Rea - Phase II - Installation Schedule Rev2-10-30-12
 

Posted 10-23-2012

Update!

We are working with Jerry Zhao of SSOE to have the same contractor that installed the original equipment. This will help to move the project forward quickly. I have contact Jerry to inform him of the equipment arriving on Friday and asked him to be ready to have it unloaded. The installation schedule for the modifications to the Nylon Hose Forming Oven System are below.

This modification will require us to relocate the entire system and install new components. The current oven heater box will need to be modified to add the new 45kw heater and air baffling. The R.O. system and the remote monitoring system will also be installed.

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MR1H12- Old Layout

MR1H12- New Layout

Phase II Installation Schedule

 

Posted 10-16-2012

Update!

Progress Report:

  1. Chiller pump has been wired.
  2. Chiller has been cabled (the connection in the junction box has been done by Martinrea).
  3. Chiller and the chiller pump are working well.

pending issues:

  1. Some labels should be marked in the junction box and chiller controller panel, e.g. chiller cable in the junction box, PLC control wire connection, etc.
  2. There is still water leaking in the cooling cell after some sealing works have been applied on Tuesday. Demin Wan granted to re-solve this issue next with the stage II work (when lifting up the cooling cell to find exacting water leaking spots).
  3. Thermal process barrier plate will be improved with another solution which has been agreed by Demin Wan (use two fixtures to be installed on the top of oven, the two channel holding the conduit). Demin also stated that if on next stage, the cover plate is not necessary, he thinks there is no sense to install the plates anymore and he does not care about whatever it is now.

     
 

Posted 10-16-2012

Update!

Jerry Zhao is working to solve several punch list items:

  1. Investigate and Repair Water Leak
  2. New methodology to attach thermal process barrier plate system, working with outside contractors to fabricate (only to run in TEMPORARY mode until booster system arrives)
  3. Clear operating instructions and process set points, published, working on in-house
  4. Working with Demin Wan to determine best way to connect power to chiller motor
  5. Working with Demin Wan to begin datapaq test trials

    Update on progress as of Close of Business Tuesday October 16th from Jerry Zhao, SSOE Project Manager representing POTTER:


    Water leakage in the cooling cell

    Working with Deming Wan two leaking spots were discovered after 10 minutes of spray pump running. We did not know where exactly they are, so we thoroughly removed 80% of sealant in chiller module and re-applied the another brand watertight sealant. We are not 100% sure to have already solved this issue because all we know that the cooling cell is not lifted up, so nobody could find the accurate leaking spots; after 24hrs-48hrs the sealant aging, the plant can trial again.


    Coverage of oven endings

    We acquired construction material two steel sheets (could not find the stainless steel sheet) and fix one of them to be on the open ending with three nails (around 7mm long) and the other one is sustained with timbers. (refer to the photos to be uploaded on website today), this was achieved by the efforts of Jerry Zhao working with Demin Wan
 

Finished profile of steel plate

Timbers sustained for steel plate

Finished profile of steel plate for open ending of oven

Finished profile of steel plate for open ending of oven

Posted 10-12-2012

Update!

Preparing ovens for shipping to Martinrea China.

 

Posted 10-10-2012

Update!
 

Posted 10-05-2012

Update!
 

Posted 10-04-2012

Update!

Progress Report:

  1. Waiting for Martinrea people and start the training course
  2. Training curse starts at 14:00 PM and finish 17:00 because the people finish the shift, people name in the training course, theory & practice
        a. Ma Jian Tang
        b. Gu Yi
        c. Pan Jin
        d. Gu Hong Feng
        e. Xu Haina
        f. Zheng Jin Yong
  3. John Buttrey, mention when the plates show up, make the trials and start the production
  4. I need the new layout with a ROI system location with all pipes connections
  5. Martinrea (John Buttrey) wants to use our container from the cooling cell for connect the chiller water to a welding machines, I need a layout to connect pipe ( water return ) to the container
     

 

 

Posted 10-03-2012

Update!

Progress Report:

  1. Installed the last Panduit cover for main control panel
  2. Checked tie bolts for conveyor support hooks, pipes supports, posts supports
  3. Ordered the spare parts, like bolts, nuts, washers, yellow hose, etc.
  4. Reviewed layout

Posted 10-02-2012

Update!

Progress Report:

  1. Installed additional conduit brackets
  2. Installed panduit cover inside of the main control cabinet
  3. Need thermocouple head for the oven
  4. The Fedex shipment did not show up at the plant
  5. Installed the drawing holder inside of main control cabinet
  6. Need a cover ( 22 mm) for the main control cabinet
 

Posted 10-01-2012

Update!

Progress Report:

  1. Checked pipes connection
  2. Wired the Chiller
  3. New layout with control cabinet location for the new ovens are needed
  4. Missing wall plug for Chiller pump
  5. Relocated the electric conduit pipes
  6. Main panel, combing electrical wires
  7. Oven panel, combing electrical wires
 

Posted 09-28-2012

Update!

Progress Report:

  1. Power on Main Control Cabinet
  2. Checked voltages AC & DC
  3. Started the conveyor motor
  4. Checked & adjusted conveyor motor rotation
  5. Checked conveyor lubrication system
  6. Set conveyor lubrication system to drop one every 4 hooks
  7. Started spray pump
  8. Checked & adjusted spray pump rotation
  9. Started blower 1
  10. Checked & adjusted rotation blower 1
  11. Started the blower 2
  12. Checked & adjusted rotation blower 2
  13. Ran the complete conveyor system with lubrication
  14. Cut the sheet metal for the front & back of the oven during the heat up process
     
 

Posted 09-27-2012

Update!

The two booster ovens are in

 

Booster ovens

Update!

Progress Report:

  1. Checked Inputs & Outputs from the Main Control Cabinet
  2. Checked the Silicon cure condition inside of Drying Cell & Cooling Cell
  3. Checked Thermocouple J connection at resistance package
  4. Checked wire diagrams at Main Control Cabinet
  5. Demin Wan ask about the voltage, we need 3 Phases plus ground, 380 Volts, 50 Hz. hey already have this voltage but are not sure about the voltage condition
  6. Installed ANDON System & Wiring the Main Control Cabinet
  7. Martinrea Plant Adjusted the voltage to 390 Volts 50 Hz, 14:00 PM today
  8. Start to check Electric Power the following readings were obtain:
    Oven Control Cabinet
    a. A-B = 390 Volts
    b. A-C = 393 Volts
    c. B-C = 393 Volts
    Main Control Cabinet
    a. A-B = 389 Volts
    b. A-C = 393 Volts
    c. B-C = 393 Volts
  9. Power On the Oven Control Cabinet
    a. Power On Exhaust Blower
    b. Check rotation for Exhaust Blower
    c. Power On Main Blower
    d. Check Rotation for a Main Blower Motor
    e. Power On one by one SCR1, SCR2, SCR3, SCR4, SCR5 & SCR6, check outputs voltages 380 Volts by Phase
    f. The Pressures Switch API & APL has no contact between line 5 & line 6, a jumper will be used to test then we need adjust the pressure.
 

Posted 09-26-2012

Update!
  1. Resistance Package Terminal was fixed
  2. Prepared the steel sheet to cover front and end of the oven during the process for heat up
  3. I spoke with John Buttrey from Martinrea and explained my voltage concerns. John informed me that they have the same problems around the world, and then he told me that it is NOT an issue.
  4. Adjusted conveyor hooks 90 degrees
  5. Wired the conveyor motor
  6. Wired the temperature switch for blower 1 & blower 2
  7. Cleaned the inside of Cooling Cell, Drying Cell & Main Oven tunnel
  8. Applied new silicon to Cooling Cell, Drying Cell (cure time of 12-14 hours)
  9. Fixed the cable connector for Blower 1 & Blower 2
  10. Wired the Spray Pump
  11. The Plant Maintenance informed us that they can provide 400 Volts with some variation up / down, 3phases 50 Hz, the name of Maintenance guy is Gu Hong Feng
  12. Checked electric motors wiring to ground
  13. Construction riggers from Martinrea asked for the details to install the cement base for the Chiller outside of the building (Martinrea will provide all the needed material for installation
    later when we install the new oven)
Left to do:
  1. Clean inside of Cooling Cell Pit, Drying Cell & Main Oven Tunnel
    Review Seal in Cooling Cell
  2. Apply new Silicone
  3. Adjust the hooks 90 Degrees with floor reference
  4. Fix the Resistance package
  5. Check shortcuts Ground with Ground meter
  6. Tension the Conveyor Chain
  7. Check Conduit layouts
  8. Finish wiring Oven Control Cabinet
  9. Finish wiring Main Control Cabinet
  10. Check wiring versus ground
  11. Confirm Plant power is good
  12. Check power to ground
  13. Power on and check power circuits
  14. Test motor rotation
  15. Test system
Finished:
  1. Floor Layout with the new dimension
  2. Unpacked the machines
  3. Set Oven tunnel in Position
  4. Set Cooling Cell in Position
  5. Set Drying Cell in Position
  6. Set Chiller in Position
  7. Leveled main oven tunnel, continue to anchor to the floor
  8. Attached Cooling cell & Drying cell
  9. Leveled Cooling Cell & Drying Cell together
  10. Set Blower 1 & Blower 2 in position
  11. Assembled Pipes for Blower 1 & Blower 2
  12. Set the wiring for Blower 1 & Blower 2 in position
  13. Cleaned inside of Cooling Cell & Drying Cell, prepare for apply spray rubber
  14. Set the small pipes for the conveyor in position of original design to prepare for assembly.
  15. The floor layout for the conveyor, is the same for both conditions old & new design, just changed the post locations
  16. Marked the floor for the spray pump base & chiller pump
  17. Set the conveyor post with the new design location in preparation for installation
  18. The location for the Spray Pump & Chiller Pump layout is on the floor
  19. Installed floor anchors for main oven tunnel
  20. Set the resistance package in position
  21. Set the floor layout to original design
  22. Set Cooling Cell & Drying Cell in position according to the original layout
  23. Leveled the Cooling Cell & Drying Cell
  24. Set Spray Pump & Chiller Pump in position
  25. Anchored Spray Pump & Chiller Pump
  26. Set & Anchor Control Cabinet for Conveyor, Blowers & Spray Pump
  27. Wired Spray Pump control box (missing connect from the main panel)
  28. Wired Blower 1 & Blower 2 (missing wire)
  29. Install electric power supply from the plant
  30. Conveyor post on place
  31. Anchored Post A, B, C, D, E, F, G & H
  32. Adjusted the floor level
  33. Wired the Resistance package 45 KW & 90 KW
  34. Wired the Oven blower
  35. Mounted Conveyor Motor and Transmission
  36. Mounted the conveyor pipes
  37. Adjusted conveyor pipes for arc dimensions inside of the cooling cell
  38. Anchored the conveyor post at entry of main oven tunnel
  39. Adjusted the conveyor curve at the entry of the main oven tunnel
  40. Assembled conveyor chain
  41. Adjusted the conveyor transmission
  42. Set Conveyor hooks
  43. Cleaned installation area
  44. Set the conduits for wiring the conveyor motor, conveyor lubrication, oven ground, LS for chain over travel, and spray pump
  45. Wired the following Items:
    a. Spray Pump
    b. Conveyor Motor
    c. Chain Over travel LS
    d. Lubrication Conveyor System
    e. Chiller Pump
 

Posted 09-25-2012

Update!

Progress Report:

  1. Adjusted conveyor pipes for arc dimensions inside of the cooling cell
  2. Anchored the conveyor post at entry of main oven tunnel
  3. Adjusted the conveyor curve at the entry of the main oven tunnel
  4. Assembled conveyor chain
  5. Adjusted the conveyor transmission
  6. Set Conveyor hooks
  7. Cleaned installation area
  8. Set the conduits for wiring the conveyor motor, conveyor lubrication, oven ground, LS for chain over travel, and spray pump
  9. Wired the following Items:
    1. Spray Pump
    2. Conveyor Motor
    3. Chain Over travel LS
    4. Lubrication Conveyor System
    5. Chiller Pump
 

Posted 09-24-2012

Update!

Due to the production needs of Martinrea we will be installing the system as it was in Toledo. We need to have the system up and running by the end of the month. This needs to done so the customer can make production parts they need.

We will be setting the system up to run a batch type process. The ends of the oven will need to be closed off and the oven brought up to temp. The operator will load the parts on the conveyor, open the inlet side of the oven, and then run them into the oven and stop them when it is full. Then the inlet end of the oven will need to be closed off. This will allow the oven to reach and maintain temperature for the required amount of time to make a good part. Then the outlet end of the oven will need to be opened and the parts ran out through the cooling and drying stations. Then close off the outlet end of the oven to maintain temperature. This will allow to us to run at practically production rates.

 

Progress Report:
  1. Conveyor post on place
  2. Anchored Post A, B, C, D, E, F, G & H
  3. Adjusted the floor level
  4. Wired the Resistance package 45 KW & 90 KW
  5. Reviewed the Power Electric Installation for the Conveyor & Oven
  6. Contacted Demin Wan & Yemin Zhang (the wires are too long)
  7. Wired the Oven blower
  8. Mounted Conveyor Motor and Transmission
  9. Mounted the conveyor pipes
  10. Martinrea China does not have the plates (Fixtures for a test run yet)
  11. Before powering on, we need the following:
    a) Martinrea needs to double check the power electric supply, we need be sure that we do not have peaks that will damage the electronic equipment.
    b) Physical ground
    c) According to Martinrea next Saturday the Chinese Electric Supply Company will be at the plant to adjust this problem
 

Posted 09-23-2012

Update!

Progress Report:

  1. Set the resistance package in position
  2. Set the floor layout to original design
  3. Set Cooling Cell & Drying Cell in position according to the original layout
  4. Leveled the Cooling Cell & Drying Cell
  5. Set Spray Pump & Chiller Pump in position
  6. Anchored Spray Pump & Chiller Pump
  7. Set & Anchored Control Cabinet for Conveyor, Blowers & Spray Pump
  8. Wired Spray Pump control box (missing connect from the main panel)
  9. Wired Blower 1 & Blower 2 (missing wire)
  10. Installed electric power supply from the plant
     
 

Posted 09-22-2012

Update!

Progress Report:

  1. Leveled main oven tunnel, continue to anchor to the floor
  2. Demin Wan from Martinrea wants to run the equipment with the original layout without modifications
  3. Attached Cooling cell & Drying cell
  4. Leveled Cooling Cell & Drying Cell together
  5. We need to include the Conveyor Manual in the next shipment
  6. Set Blower 1 & Blower 2 in position
  7. Assembled Pipes for Blower 1 & Blower 2
  8. Set the wiring for Blower 1 & Blower 2 in position
  9. Cleaned inside of Cooling Cell & Drying Cell, prepare for apply spray rubber
  10. Yemin Zhang, Martinrea Plant Manager, wants the chiller outside of building, I explained to him that need provide the material for install (Hoses, Wire, etc.)
  11. Set the small pipes for the conveyor in position of original design to prepare for assembly.
  12. The floor layout for the conveyor, is the same for both conditions old & new design, just changed the post locations
  13. Marked the floor for the spray pump base & chiller pump
  14. Set the conveyor post with the new design location in preparation for installation
  15. Scott Young requested to be added to the E-Mail distribution list
  16. The location for the Spray Pump & Chiller Pump layout is on the floor
  17. Need Osmosis Equipment drawings for mechanical & electrical
  18. Electrical Drawings to wire Chiller Pump, Spray Pump
  19. Installed floor anchors for main oven tunnel
   

Posted 09-21-2012

Update!

The following items were covered today:

  1. Floor Layout with the new dimension
  2. Unpacked the machines
  3. Set Oven tunnel in Position
  4. Set Cooling Cell in Position
  5. Set Drying Cell in Position
  6. Set Chiller in Position
 

Posted 08-17-2012

Update!
 

Loading trucks at Potter Technology Warehouse Road facility.

Oven unit being lifted onto rollers for move out.

Dryer cell and oven ready on truck for next stage of packing and container loading.

Posted 08-16-2012

Update!

 

Oven disassembly under way for shipping to Martinrea China. This system will be unloaded on August 16 and packer for container shipment

 

Oven Item Action List Updates

Click the link to view updates
08-15-2012 Oven Item Action List (Tues. 8/15/12) 4:00 pm

Oven System-Temperature Regulation Options wed. 4 pm

Oven Item Action List (Tues. 8/15/12) 12:00 pm

Oven System-Temperature Regulation Options wed. 12 pm

08-14-2012 Oven Item Action List (Tues. 8/14/12) 4:00 pm

Oven Item Action List (Tues. 8/14/12) 12:00 pm

08-13-2012 Oven Item Action List  (Mon. 8/13/12)  4:00 pm

Oven System - Temperature Regulation Options

Posted 08-07-2012

Update!

Production Run Trial with oven and all system turning out production parts on a full-scale trial.

 

A crew from Potter Technology and SSRM are loading and unloading fixture plates with the Martinrea nylon tubing in a simulated production setting.

This team is comprised of skilled SSRM people and quick learning members of Potter Tech.

Loaded plates entering the oven system.

At the other end of the system plates are exiting the drying cell. The Air Knife blower can be seen in the lower right of this picture.

These are completed tubing parts on the fixture plates prior to removal.

A view of the oven system and simulated production activity at the Potter Technology Warehouse Road Industrial Lab.

Samples of newly produced Martinrea nylon tubes.

Posted 08-06-2012

Update!

MR1H12 Oven Test 8-6-2012

Posted 08-03-2012

Update!

Heat Up Graph            Cold Graph        Oven Profile Graph

Posted 08-01-2012 (Revised 08-13-2012)

Update!

Regarding customs and shipping descriptions weights and dimensions

The MR1H12 Accu-Form System is a complete singular system relying on all components to function. The oven system is modular so as to facilitate future growth of the system. The modular oven system is used to form nylon tubing for commercial applications.

For purposes of locating the parts on drawings and for building the units, each major sub component of the oven system has been labeled with a number designation.

Example: MR1H12-005 is a Junction Box that is located behind the Chiller Cell but is an integral part of the oven system.

MR1H12- Accu-Form System- Dimensions & Weights-Estimates:

     
                 
      Approx Required Internal Crating Dimensions (Inches)
  Weight (Lbs.)   Length Width Height      
                 
Convection Oven     312 98 91      

Oven Tunnel Unit

3,500   312 50.5 87      

Heater Box Unit

3,000   312 46.5 87      
Conveyor System 1,200   168 24 18      
Conveyor Supports 980   75 42 30      
Cooling Chamber 1,100   114 72 70      
Drying Chamber 1,450   114 72 70      
Chiller Unit 1,000   88 39 45      
Miscellaneous 500   80 24 12      
Total System 12,730              

 

Customs and Shipping Contact List

John Buttery

Demin Wan

Songyi Jiang

Yemin Zhang

Scott Young

Ms. Yanfei Jin

Ms. Yu Sun

Nicholas Tripp

ARC- Shanghai

Fei Liang

 

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MR1H12 Accu-Form System

MR1H12-001 Oven Module

MR1H12-002 Chiller Module

MR1H12-003 Dryer Module

MR1H12-004 Conveyer Module

MR1H12-005 Junction Box

Chiller

Posted 08-01-2012

Update!
 

Drying Cell with Fixture plates

Overview of Accu-Form System with Fixture Plates

Posted 07-31-2012

Update!

Recent activities are focused on the testing and adjusting of system controllers for Oven, Cooling, and Drying cells. In addition some plate / fixture runs have been conducted with data acquisition devices so as to verify system performance and to develop a suitable plate sketch for mounting a permanent data gathering device.

Today the oven systems are operating according to design and performance plans. The plates / fixtures will undergo a test run of the system as oven trials continue.

Posted 07-30-2012

Update!
 

Proprietary Lizard Skin Ceramic Heat Resistant Coating being applied.

Chiller Installation

Fixture Plates

thermocouple installation for data logger

Posted 07-27-2012

Update!

All oven systems are operating according to design & performance plans. Some minor electrical work was conducted inside the Master Control Panel with wiring and PLC programming / testing. The plates / fixtures are being test run on the system as oven trials continue today.

Per request we have ordered a Datapaq 8 channel for plant use and have a loaner for use during run up trials. The sampling plate and Datapaq will be prepared ASAP. This device will log the thermal profile within the oven and can be used for system fine tuning and regular production batch record keeping.

 

Posted 07-26-2012

Update!

The Electrical team is mostly finished with their work some adjusting here and there, trouble shooting / verifying. All components have power and have been tested to operate. All systems operate according to plan. Work is progressing inside the Master Control Panel where wiring and PLC programming / testing will take up much of the day.

The conveyor system is operating and the speed is adjusted to design parameters. Oven heat testing has just begun.

In order to balance the oven temperature / performance, we need more plates / fixtures to run thru the system. We have only 2 plates and one is rather small. During an early morning call (U.S.) John Buttrey (currently in China) suggested that we get the additional plates (46) from SSRM, in order to conduct this activity sooner rather than later. SSRM agreed to deliver the plates today and we expect them to arrive about 7-8 PM.

The customer also requested a data-logger to be acquired so as to routinely measure oven temp conditions. We are working with Datapaq in Detroit to secure an 8 channel logger, the necessary thermocouple sensors and a thermo barrier / water barrier container. This device will log the thermal profile within the oven and can be used for system fine tuning and regular production batch record keeping.
 

 
Posted 07-23-2012
Update!  
 

Oven-end view team inspecting weekend progress.

Assembly team at the oven-opening

Checking on the monorail power unit

Near completion of the monorail

Monorail supports secured to the floor for Martinrea test.

Cooling cell unit near completion

Drying cell with side panel removed showing air knife system and roof-mounted blower units.

Forming plate being examined by Mike Teadt, Jeffery Potter, and assembly team member.

Overall view of Martinrea Oven System in assembly room.

Oven entry end view.

 

Posted 07-17-2012
Update!

Work continues on water spray (cooling cell) plumbing. With the interior spray nozzle racks in place and connections made to the water manifolds inside the cell, the next steps involve connections ahead of the interior systems.


 

View into cooling spray cell area (at right) through the opening in the drying cell.

Overall view of and into drying cell. (2 panels are removed to allow light for assembly team)

View of entire oven system. Drying cell on left; monorail (conveyor) and at the far end the oven entry.

Better view of monorail from drying area (left) to oven entry (right) showing drive motor for monorail (yellow box) above forming plate.

Internal view of oven. Monorail is shown over head.

View of oven backside showing electrical circuit box and oven blower system.

 

Posted 07-16-2012

Update!

The monorail (conveyor) is now fully assembled and work is focused on the interior system (water spray) in the cooling chamber.

Posted 07-13-2012

Update!

The monorail (conveyor) is being completed today with all the necessary alignment considerations for height and left/ right clearance. Two fixture plates arrived from SSRM yesterday. One is the widest they make for this program and the other is the thickest, as to evaluate side to side clearance (especially on 180-degree curves)  as well as spacing intervals for thicker plates (those plates with bends that give the plate a third dimension, rather than just flat). There is plenty of space to handle wide and/or thick plates, as intended.

Posted 07-10-2012

Update!

The panel installation on the water spray and air dry chambers will be finished today and the 3 major structural components will be positioned and shimmed (floor is not level) to enable the next steps the monorail (conveyor) within the 3 chambers and the external tower supports (floor must be drilled for mounting supports) will receive assembly attention, later today.

Posted 07-09-2012

Update!

Work continues today to complete side panel installation on water spray and air dry chambers. With some of the side walls in place and others staged for assembly, the units (Water Spray and Blower Box) will be exactly positioned (they had been set in approximate mating positions earlier to verify fit and tolerances) so as to (next) enable installation of the monorail (conveyor) within the 2 chambers (the Oven monorail is installed).

Posted 07-06-2012

Update!

The 3 major components are on the floor. Oven, Water Spray Box and Blower Box and undergoing assembly work. The units are being mated today and work is under way to install the side panels on the Spray and Blower boxes. The next step will be to complete the monorail assembly inside all three units (the oven has about 2/3s of the monorail in place and the curved track leading into the oven is assembled.

Posted 07-03-2012

Update!

Just an update based on recent email exchanges. I was notified that the generator reserved for next week is not available due to emergency use elsewhere. This means that next week, we will not operate the oven and will just continue with other aspects of the build. (There was a delay with the air knife, due to a shipping error, for example, the norm). But I do not want anybody coming here on Monday thinking that we will operate as we do not have the generator for this machine.

   
   
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John Buttrey

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Demin Wan

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Songyi Jian

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jiang@martinrea.com

 

Yemin Zhang

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Jeff Potter

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Terry Potter

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Delynn Pauly

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Scott Young

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Ms. Yanfei Jin

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Ms. Yu Sun

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Email:

yu.sun@martinrea.com

 

Nick Tripp
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Email:
ntripp@arc-scs.com

Shipping Coordinator

 

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Fei Liang

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Email:

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