New Business Wins: WE Energies, Archer Daniels Midland, more…

PUBLISHED ON Mar 06, 2006

WE Energies

NovaTech Automation has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) for new and retrofit applications by WE Energies of Milwaukee, WI. NovaTech Automation was selected by WE Energies for this procurement from a field of several qualified vendors.

Under the terms of the contract, NovaTech Automation will supply WE Energies with a number of replacement RTUs and new RTUs over the agreement period. Each RTU will utilize one or more NovaTech Automation Orion5r Automation Platforms and Allen-Bradley PLC hardware. Replacement RTUs will be designed on swing racks that can be installed directly into existing RTU cabinets to simplify and expedite installation. New RTUs will be supplied fully assembled in cabinets, and most will include an HMI for local control.

WE Energies serves more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and more than one million natural gas customers in Wisconsin.

Archer Daniels Midland

NovaTech Automation was recently awarded a contract from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to replace an existing Wonderware System in the Decatur Corn Plant facility with D/3® and TotalVision®. ADM currently uses D/3 in other process areas of the Decatur Corn Plant. The expansion project will include the addition of 16 new D/3 Operator Consoles (OCM), two (2) Display Control Modules (DCM) and a Redundant Process Control Module (PCM) 4200 that will support communications to Allen Bradley PLCs using NovaTech Automation’s new Ethernet Communications interface with the DF-1 protocol.

The project will expand ADM’s current D/3 System implementation in the Decatur Corn plant to the Wastewater process area. ADM plans to take advantage of the D/3 system wide redundancy with this expansion and NovaTech Automation’s recent release of Ethernet based I/O and PLC communication interfaces. We’re pleased that ADM continues to grow its business and improve its operations using D/3.

Northeast Win

One of NovaTech Automation’s Fortune 100 clients has decided to upgrade their D/3® PAS assets after conducting an extensive and independent evaluation. The decision to upgrade the existing D/3 assets was arrived by evaluating the D/3 and several other competing DCS systems. As a result, a total of 7 separate D/3 systems will be upgraded to version 12.x over the next 24 months.