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  • This major blue-chip manufacturer in the Midlands uses IRT 1300 series drives in their food packaging machines. The production line is operates 24 hours a day and has been in operation for over 20 years.

    Why were we needed?

    The IRT 1300 series drives are no longer sold and supported and have been replaced by the latest 2000 series drives. This client wanted to cost-effectively upgrade their drives and so improve their machines’ reliability and longevity. Quin is the exclusive distributor and technical support organisation in the UK and Ireland for Swiss-based IRT.

    What did we do?

    We fitted new IRT drives in place of the existing drives and reused the existing motors, cables and control systems, which delivered an extremely cost effective solution. We project managed, installed and tested the upgrade of five machines over two sites.

    What do they say?

    “Quin provided a cost-effective solution to an obsolescence problem that is now 100% supported. The new IRT drives were quickly installed in the same cabinet space as the old IRT 1300 drives, with minimal disturbance to the machine. The line functionality has not been affected – I would recommend this upgrade.” Engineering Team Leader.

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