Case Studies

Case Study - iView Royal Navy Solution

Case Study - iView Royal Navy Solution
The Royal Navy had a requirement to refit the Duke Class Type 23 Frigates with either replaced or upgraded onboard refrigerated stores suites. These ships form the backbone of the Royal Navy's surface flotilla and therefore reliable onboard equipment was of the utmost importance.The Royal Navy selected specialist marine refrigeration company Ernest West & Beynon to carry out the upgrades. The IMO iView Advanced HMI was selected as the most appropriate for the task at hand...Click here to read more.

Case Study - Solar Cube Canada

Case Study - Solar Cube Canada
IMO Canada was approached to offer a reliable solution for solar tracking control to replace existing programmable relays and time-based PLC tracking controls. The client indicated a large number of high quality; 2 axis solar arrays built on rural and farm properties that were starting to fail.......Click here to read more.

Case Study - i3 Biomass Solution

Case Study - i3 Biomass Solution
The OEM had a requirement for a control system capable of operating as ‘standalone’ or as part of a networked system, where remote monitoring/support could be offered. The IMO i3 range of Integrated Controller easily satisfies this requirement, with its easy to use programming software and remote connectivity packages. The IMO solution is the solution of choice for OEM’s....Click here to read more.

Case Study - i3C BMS Solution

Case Study - i3C BMS Solution
The client required a replacement BMS controller to replace the existing ineffective unit. After a site survey, the integrator selected an IMO Intelligent Control Station (iCube) as an ideal solution for the application.

The BMS system consists of the following:
• 2 off boilers
• 1 off Air Handling Unit (AHU)
• 1 off hot water system
• Zone 1 heating
• Zone 2 & 3 heating
• Underfloor heating
• Frost protection
...Click here to read more.

Case Study - i3D OEE Data Collection

Case Study - i3D OEE Data Collection
To improve productivity the client wished to monitor OEE of the existing grain processing and cleaning line. Although retrofitting of the data collection points would require modifications in several control panels, it would be necessary to keep production disruption to a minimum.

The chosen IMO Systems Integrator confirmed the clients requirements and chose to use the IMO i3D Integrated Controller with iSmart Intelligent Relays to collect the digital input data (Line running, product levels, bag count, reject bag, good bag etc). In addition to this, the production line is made up of ‘plug and play’ machines – so the line configuration can be changed to suit the product type – and therefore a deal of monitoring flexibility was required. ...Click here to read more.

Case Study - i3D Robot Pick & Place Solution

Case Study - i3D Robot Pick & Place Solution
The end user required a system to replace a complicated robot interface and machine operating system, which was difficult to use. After a site survey, the IMO integrator selected the I3D as an ideal solution for the application, owing to its 10.4” touchscreen display and multiple communications options.

In this application it was decided to use the iCube together with XEL-BSSA, thus enabling the IO to be located in the machine control panel....Click here to read more.

Case Study - Jaguar Powering Lift industries

Case Study - Jaguar Powering Lift industries
IMO extensive experience in the lift industry has allowed us to provide solutions to the worlds leading lift manufacturers. IMO engineers work closely with our customers to provide the right solutions for their application needs.

An example of how IMO engineers have helped one of our customers, was to provide a solution to overcome the problem of introducing better control over their ageing large gantry crane, used to handle large stone and steel sections.

IMO engineers visited and viewed the application, completed a full evaluation of the motor and suggested that it would be ideal for control via one of IMO’s Jaguar drives. This was the customer’s first experience with inverter drives and he was a little reluctant at first to go with this technology, but after talking at length to IMO engineers the customer felt confident that IMO knew what they were talking about.The Jaguar VXM was installed with no complications and with minimum downtime, and they have not regretted it. ...Click here to read more.

Case Study - Crystal Clear Energy Saving For Swimming Pools

Case Study - Crystal Clear Energy Saving For Swimming Pools
IMO engineers work closely with our customers to provide the right solutions for their application needs and our experience in the swimming pool industry has allowed us to provide energy saving solutions to the leading manufacturers, maintenance and installation engineers.

For example, IMO engineers visited and viewed a recent application, completed a full evaluation and suggested that the ideal solution to lower the energy consumption without loosing performance would be to install IMO Jaguar drives.

The application was a 5.5kW Duty/Standby Swimming Pool Pump and prior to fitting an inverter it was found that the motor was using 6.2kW from the mains, giving a total energy usage of 6.2kW x 24hrs x 365days = 54,312kW/h x £0.07 = £3802.00 year.

After fitting the inverter and running the motor at a reduced speed of 35Hz at night using 2.16kW (Between 10pm-6am) and 45Hz in the day using 4.57kW (Between 6am-10pm) it was found that the total energy usage was (4.57kW x 16hrs x 365days) + (2.16kW x 8hrs x 365days) = 32,995kW/h x £0.07 = £2309.00 year. This gave an energy saving of £1493.00 per year. ...Click here to read more.

Case Study - Water & Waste Industries

Case Study - Water & Waste Industries
Imagine being able to see what’s happening in the plant from your home, a hotel room or somewhere miles away! Or being alerted to a problem with a system as soon as it is detected from anywhere in the world. IMO’s powerful i³ controller can make that possible.

Remote access to a control system is available in two ways, using Ethernet and the Internet or by GPRS modem, your process suddenly becomes connected to the outside world....Click here to read more.

Case Study - Specialist Vehicle Industries

Case Study - Specialist Vehicle Industries
The i3 Controller is already being used in a wide range of specialist vehicles including, Custodial, Fire and Cash In Transit. Another example of how the i3 can be used, is in state of the art Police Vehicles that contain a variety of high tech equipment and software systems. These systems are often produced by several suppliers, therefore having different interfaces which the vehicles crew need to operate.

A single user interface running on a touch screen PC would bring all of these systems together in one place. IMO has identified this requirement and produced just that! Operating a number of electrical components installed on the vehicle, including the light bar, the siren and the matrix sign at the rear of the vehicle. It also provides a graphical front end for the stolen vehicle ‘Tracker’ system. The software will also interface with a third party in-car ANPR system (automatic number plate recognition) and the CCTV camera system for the vehicle-mounted cameras. Physical control is provided via IMO’s powerful i³ controller. The user interface uses IMO’s Panel-Point SCADAlite software platform. ...Click here to read more.

Case Study - The only inverter in the world to underwrite your energy savings

Case Study - The only inverter in the world to underwrite your energy savings
As the awareness of Energy Saving has increased, IMO has used its 25 years of inverter technology experience to develop its “5 Stage Pentagon Plan” delivering an unrivalled solution to your energy saving needs. ...Click here to read more.

Case Study - Jaguar drives mixers to €1000 per day energy saving.

Case Study - Jaguar drives mixers to €1000 per day energy saving.
IMO is enabling a manufacturer of paper bleaching agents to fight back against rapidly rising energy costs. The manufacturer, Tielle S.R.L. is benefiting from savings of €1000 per day in production costs following the installation of 8 – 280kW IMO Jaguar drives to grinding mixers at its plant in North West Italy.

“This application ably demonstrates the potential for energy saving with AC drives, outside of the normal areas such as pumps, fans and compressors,” said Rob Robbins, IMO Product Manager for Drives. “The rapid rise in the price of oil is hurting manufacturers all across Europe; but with applications like this we are opening up possibilities for reducing energy costs across a wider area of the company's operations....Click here to read more.

Case Study - Trent Concrete look to IMO Jagaur Drives to deliver

Case Study - Trent Concrete look to IMO Jagaur Drives to deliver
IMO Jaguar AC drives have solved two production problems for Trent Concrete, one of the UK’s most prestigious producers of high quality bespoke architectural cladding and structures. The Jaguar drives have been applied to a slip ring motor on a crane long travel drive, and a dimensional saw, providing increased productivity and superior positioning control (on the crane), and improved safety as a result of much faster braking on the woodworking saw. ...Click here to read more.

Case Study - IMO Jaguar Drives keeps Victorian pumping station pumping.

Case Study - IMO Jaguar Drives keeps Victorian pumping station pumping.
IMO Precision Controls has donated necessary engineering products to Papplewick Pumping Station which over the years has seen an extensive restoration programme completed to keep the site moving as Britain’s finest example of Victorian Water Works.

Based on the outskirts of Nottingham, Papplewick Pumping station was built between 1882 and 1884 to supplement the water supply for the growing Midlands city. Today the engine house is home to the original twin beam engineer, thought to be the last built by the famous firm of James Watt & Co ...Click here to read more.

Case Study - Jaguar Drives make a splash with energy saving swimming pools, at Thistle Hotels.

Case Study - Jaguar Drives make a splash with energy saving swimming pools, at Thistle Hotels.
Motor speed control offers industry the single largest opportunity for saving energy and money.

Most motors run at a fixed speed, by adjusting the speed to more accurately match the requirements of the loads, which generally vary over time, you can enhance the efficiency of the motor drive equipment. The potential benefits of speed variation include increased productivity and product quality, less wear and mechanical stress, along with energy savings of 50% or more for some types of applications.

One of the most effective ways to save energy is to target pump and fan applications, firstly because there are so many of them and secondly because the potential energy savings are so great. ...Click here to read more.