Jaguar Landrover Body in White Body Store

Jaguar Landrover Allen Bradley Controlled Body in White Body Store

Working on a contract basis, we formed part of the PLC Programming / Commissioning team for the brand new car body store at Jaguar Landrover in Solihull.

The system, built over 4 floors is able to store 1200 car bodies, sequence them into production order and retrieve them to send them into paint. The system which has 5 Rockwell Allen Bradley GuardLogix 1756-L73S processors and 30 PanelView Plus 1250 HMI’s  interfaces with JLR’s manufacturing system to ensure that the correct bodies are in the correct place at all times. The panelView devices were programmed using Rockwells FactoryTalk View Studio software.

All motion, Rollerbeds, Roller Chains, Conveyors, TurnTables, Scissor Lifts, Transporters and Drop Sections is carried out by SEW MOVIFIT FDC and SEW MOVIPRO inverters which are mounted locally to each motor. Configuration of the SEW devices was carried out utilising Movitools Motion Studio.

The PLC sequences the motion via Ethernet IP. All I/O is also mounted in the field. As with all new projects at JLR the PLC’s were programmed complying to JLR’s DCP programming standard. As preperation for this job I completed the Rockwell DCP programming training course and Rockwells GuardLogix Safety PLC programming course.

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