Power quality monitoring in the car industry

Donghee Auto plant South-Korea plans assembly line extension with the help of G4400

Donghee upgrades to adaptable software

The largest automobile plant in South-Korea, Donghee Auto, has recently commissioned their software subcontractor to integrate G4400 and its’ software into their existing CIMON SCADA software. Following the success of the project, 33 G4400 units were installed at the plant.

Donghee Auto founded in 2001, is one of Hyundai’s largest subsidiaries and has an annual production of 2.3 million cars (“Morning” local market & “Picanto” export market). The plant expanse reaches over 244,727 m2, and is situated in Sursan, Chung-Nam, South-Korea.

Donghee forces to look for alternatives

The Power Quality Monitoring system that was in use prior the integration, displayed real-time RMS voltage and current measurements. The main drawback of the system is its inability to analyze power consumption and power quality parameters comprehensively. Due to a non-repairable hard-disc failure in one of their main Servers, Donghee was prompted to look for an alternative power quality analysis system. Increase in annual automobile sales meant that Donghee needed to plan the building’s extension in one of their assembly lines with great urgency. The existing power quality analysis system failed to provide them with vital information regarding the trend loads, making the planning of the extension nearly impossible.

Taking software integration to the next level

As all the installed G4400 devices could be configured and integrated into their CIMON SCADA system the process was much more simplified. Situated on the Donghee’s OPC Server this integration allowed the CIMON SCADA to display comprehensive data measured in real-time on a 52 inch plasma display panel, providing full control over all the analyzers. This upgrade also meant that engineers could now in addition access the G400’s PQSCADA Server via the Elspec’s Investigator Software providing:

  • In-Depth Analysis: Powerful analysis software, that allows you to zoom in and out of time. With simple click of your mouse, you can zoom in on data from a year pinpointing it down to a millisecond in order to identify, the finest Power Quality parameter details and differences.
  • Waveform Continuous Recording: Unique raw data (waveform) continuous recording at an extremely high sampling rate, therefore there is no need to worry about missed events due to incorrect setup. Furthermore, abnormalities propagate through the network as it is recorded on various devices that are all synchronized in time; thereby providing you with a clear and comprehensive picture on the condition that lead to the failure.

Donghee upgrades to adaptable software

The largest automobile plant in South-Korea, Donghee Auto, has recently commissioned their software subcontractor to integrate G4400 and its’ software into their existing CIMON SCADA software. Following the success of the project, 33 G4400 units were installed at the plant.

Donghee Auto founded in 2001, is one of Hyundai’s largest subsidiaries and has an annual production of 2.3 million cars (“Morning” local market & “Picanto” export market). The plant expanse reaches over 244,727 m2, and is situated in Sursan, Chung-Nam, South-Korea.

Engineers effectively plan extension

The successful integration of the G4400 power quality analyzer and its’ propriety software into Donghee’s existing CIMON SCADA system, meant that the company’s electrical engineers were now able to utilize the comprehensive data measured by the G4400 for their building plans. The G4400 suits the plants needs by providing them with:

  • Detailed and Comprehensive Data: The power quality analyzer’s unique capability is its data-storage capacity, allowing it to effectively record and measure the facility’s power consumption and load trends. Information is relayed periodically according to the plant’s report requirements.
  • Lucrative: An adaptable Power Quality solution that is integrable into any existing SCADA system. The G4400 comprehensive data ensures effective planning and cost, operation, and maintenance of equipment.
  • Automated Reports: Generated by Elspec’s Investigation Software, this reporting system is not only based on EN50160 standards, but also on a wide range of standards from other major countries. The templates may also be uniquely adapted to suit the needs of individual user-standards and requirements.
  • Remote Monitoring Capabilities: The meter is specifically designed to connect either via TCP/IP/RTU/GPRS Wireless for ease of use. This enabled the data to be analyzed over the company’s network, at any remote location on a PC.

Elspec technology enhancing the plant’s spot-welding and electrical power quality

As Power Quality is of the utmost importance for the facility, especially during Spot-Welding, Donghee installed Unbalanced Equalizers. With a culmination of 6 large Equalizer and Activar systems, the facility optimized their Power Quality, with savings in energy, and a vast improvement in the quality of their production, especially in their Spot-Welding.

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