Industrial

Infinity Industrial Controls, Inc. designs, manufacturers, distributes and provides maintenance on some of the most sophisticated industrial control systems. Our engineers and service technicians can diagnose, troubleshoot and repair drives, motors, PLC’s and industrial controls of all kinds. Since 2010, Infinity’s expertise ranges from providing service to power authorities and transport agencies to OEM machine building for fibre optics manufacturers.

Metal Coil Coating Line

This coil coating machine, built in 1987, is over 400 feet long, and over 30 feet high. A complex mesh of mechanical, electronic and software, this gigantic machine uncoils 3,000 pound reels of steel or aluminum, threads it through 400 feet of rollers, over-head and under the floor, washes, dries, primes and paints every square inch, then recoils, non-stop. The factory was recently purchased after a long period of poor maintenance and neglect. The new owner called Infinity to get this coil coating line running at peak efficiency. This meant tearing out tons of old wiring, controls, motors and gearboxes and installing new ones.

By the end of the project, this machine was running smoothly just in time for the rush of orders from hurricane Sandy. Infinity provided a mix of mechanical, electrical and programming talent needed to get this machine painting metal. Replacing broken analog gauges, and shaky consoles with two shiny new control panels with state-of-the-art touch screen interfaces, this now NEW machine will provide years of reliable service.

 

Mississippi Rail Bridge

This railroad bridge has 60 year old wound rotor motors. Without the bridge being in service, the barges on the Mississippi River cannot move past the bridge and the trains cannot cross the river. The project was 3 weeks overdue when we were called in. The customer did not want to change out the entire system due to extreme cost. Two JLXD micro-processor controllers were married to the existing technology to control 2 wound rotor motors used to raise and lower the bridge. The JLXD is a wound rotor compatible Bardac drive.

This pilot project had numerous problems adapting state-of- the-art technology to the existing application. This was the first time that high speed micro-processor controllers were adapted to wound rotor motors. We created custom software to balance the load sharing of the 2 motors and provide tach loss feedback circuits on the master and slave configuration. Infinity Industrial Controls’ vast knowledge and experience of motor and drive technology made the success of this project possible. The rail bridge was operational within one week of Infinity Industrial Controls arriving on- site.

 

Airport Monorail

We were called in late on this project. The company contracted to do the work and the distributor, needed start-up assistance. We arrived on-site and examined the equipment and application. We immediately identified that the drives were the wrong application. The original specification called for 2 drives to be run in speed regulation mode together. This created a situation whereby the drives fight with each other, with one drive going into propulsion and the other into regeneration.

A Bardac “Smarty PLC” was used to create traction control, which produces a speed match and load share forcing the drives to work together and still allowing both drives to be in speed control mode. The circuit is automatically removed in the event of a drive failure. This circuit produces a smooth positive ride and allows for good control and positive positioning at station stops. This equipment has been in operation since 2006 and is operating flawlessly.

 

Stacker Reclaimer

The barge unloader had been down for 8 days. Without the unloader running, there were 5 barges stacking up in the Gulf of Mexico filled with coal. The EPA levies fines for sitting fossil fuel vessels at $250,000 per day/per barge.

The customer had called out three different drive vendors over the course of this 8 day catastrophe. The barge unloader drives had numerous issues including mismatched cards. We correctly replaced the cards, repaired the drive and did the start-up. The barge unloader was functional within 2 hours of our arrival. Top management was on-site to thank us for responding so quickly and putting an end to the $1.25 million in penalties per day.

 

Machine Re-wiring and Repair

Sometimes controls or electronics are not the issue. Our skilled technicians will find the problem, electronic or otherwise. Our job is to get you back to yours. We completely re-wired this machine to return it to it’s original production capacity.