05/06/2020

UPGRADING THE SOFTWARE OF A ROLLING MACHINE - A SUCCESS STORY IN AUSTRALIA

Haywards Steel Fabrication & Construction is an Australian company, a leader in wind farm construction and tower fabrication. Since the first tower constructed in 2003, they’ve gained a huge experience in large wind farm projects. In order to maintain this leadership, Haywards invested in a DAVI 4-roll (10’ x 2-3/4” capacity) in 2005, choosing a High Productivity Line with all the customized accessories for their rolling works.

Last year, after 14 years of honorable service, the plate roll needed to be upgraded and our Service & After Sales (SAS) Division intervened and suggested to the customer a CNC upgrade and complete hydraulics enhancement.

The customer immediately saw the advantages to upgrading their existing machine. The numerical control, has been upgraded to DAVI current top-of-the-range software. It entails a variety of advantages, but the most relevant point for the client was improved troubleshooting, better developed and more precise. Among the many new or improved features, on-board manuals, constant machine monitoring, video messaging, and better interaction between machine and operator. Moreover, all the hardware components have been renewed.

Moving on to hydraulics, the entire system has been upgraded. The renewed hydraulic power unit is designed and manufactured around a 3-pump control unit (the previous one was 2-pump) and a much better management of roll parallelism thanks to a DAVI patented solution that is both mechanical-hydraulic and electronic (preventing any chance of downtime).

With just a few day’s intervention of our technicians, the plate roll was successfully upgraded and the client immediately started reaping all the benefits. Another DAVI success story.