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Cannon provided Automation design and SCADA software development and commissioning services for a retrofitted thermal press at Zodiac Aerospace’s facility in Santa Maria. The added thermal press allowed Zodiac to significantly increase production of aircraft seat shells using a variety of molds. This press required a major modification to convert it from steam-heating to electric-heating. This modification required Cannon to upgrade the older PLC and HMI components in the existing panel.  Cannon provided hardware design and software modification for conversion of the old PLC logic and hardware to a modern PLC platform. Additionally, Cannon added all new hardware and software programming (in a separate control panel) for the electric heating components, to include control and monitoring of 20 different temperature zones, each with respective heating rod and thermocouple. Cannon supported the hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and automation aspects of the press commissioning, performed O&M training, and developed follow-up “recipes” for the SCADA software application.

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Santa Maria, California

Industrial Aerospace / Defense