Ardagh Group Germersheim has chosen Forglass for a batch house modernisation.

The batch house in the German plant will need to be modernised while maintaining production.

Switching over to the new control system and testing the software will have to be completed in windows of only four hours between deliveries.

Forglass will supply several components of the batch house, which must be integrated in the existing control system.

These include: new cullet return line with our crusher and two scraper conveyors with new PLC control, new cullet transport line with weighing conveyor belt, and replacement of one existing Z-Elevator to our bucket elevator.

The main part of the project is converting the cullet return control from the old system of relays to modern software, process visualisation panel and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and upgrading the main PLC’s software – without stopping production.