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Program Takes Automation Systems To The Next Level

Alcan's Grande Baie, QC, primary aluminum production facility recently migrated from the Modicon 800 series I/O modules to Quantum PLCs, through Schneider Electric's Modicon Advance Program (MAP). Des...


December 1, 2009
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Alcan’s Grande Baie, QC, primary aluminum production facility recently migrated from the Modicon 800 series I/O modules to Quantum PLCs, through Schneider Electric’s Modicon Advance Program (MAP). Designed to support Schneider Electric’s installed base of Modicon customers with technical expertise, service and support, MAP’s goal is to ensure that customers’ systems are performing at optimal levels. This fivestep process entails replacing the 800 series rack with a swing arm backplate assembly and Quick-Fit cables. Technicians found that these reduced upgrade time by almost 16 hours, a significant time savings for these types of upgrades. They also found the MAP program instructions very easy to follow. The migration did not cause a loss in production.

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