To handle and store the wide variety of rolled products, an aluminum processing company utilized an overhead bridge crane together with a solid fixed mast extending from the bridge almost to floor level.
Almost a decade ago a dry stack storage facility for boats was built in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This facility introduced a new concept, i.e., the use of an overhead crane to lift and locate the boats. Trutegra was approached to survey the system and determine whether it was possible to automate the crane, as was originally intended. Trutegra completed the survey and proposed an upgrade to the hardware that was presently installed, to fully automate the crane.
TruStor is a complete Warehouse Management System (WMS) consisting of material handling equipment automation and supervisory logic to optimize storage space and efficiency. Recognizing a common limitation in other WMS packages, Trutegra purpose-built TruStor from the ground up to seamlessly interface with their crane automation solutions.
The client recognized the need to automate the storage and retrieval processes to minimize lost time in locating specific coils and avoid the selection of the wrong steel coil. Trutegra was hired to add automation features to replace the previous manual system and incorporate the validation steps required to ensure the selection and removal of the correct coil.
An Aluminum Producer operates a casthouse in a remote part of Canada. This is a very busy environment with a 24/7 operation. Multiple bridge cranes are used to transport ladles of molten aluminum and pour ingots for the rolling mill. Mobile vehicles are present in the area along with foot traffic, and 2 bridge cranes.
Trutegra successfully executed the overall management of an upgrade project for a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier. The client is strategically aligned with the auto manufacturer that they serve, even so far as coordinating plant shutdowns since all materials are delivered in a just in time manner.
A National coatings company, that manufactures coating products for a variety of industries, was faced with an emergency following a power outage, leading to a product line failing to startup. Engineers from Trutegra used a computer to go online with the PLC to identify the piece of equipment that had failed to start.