The cement batching plant at AUSTRAK Rockhampton, was previously operated and controlled using a combination of proprietary hardware, software and a configurable PLC.  Due to its age, it was difficult to support, fault find and implement improvements within this existing system.  As such, a project was initiated which has since been completed to replace the existing control system with a Citect SCADA software package, which provides an operator interface into the plant for control and monitoring and an OMRON programmable logic controller (PLC).

The new control system consists of a PC running a full 150 point Citect SCADA license software package, which provides the plant operator interface (control facility), communicating to an OMRON CQM1H-CPU21 PLC via a direct communication port RS-232 link.

117 Denham Street, Rockhampton
Queensland   4700