Crown Control Systems were awarded the contract to electrically install a Test Cell facility in preparation for the new Land Rover Freelander at Jaguar Halewood. The major part of this project was the RS Logix 500 software. Ford Europe have standardised on this platform and Crown’s task was to adapt the software from a high volume specification (where a vast number of robots carry out very short tasks) to a low volume environment where fewer robots carry out many more tasks.
Many robot tasks were incorporated into the Test Cell to try and cover as many of the process functions as possible.
As a result of this work, an adapted standard has been developed by Ford, which will be used in future Ford Europe low volume Production facilities.