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MacroView despatch system automates truck loading at Coogee Chemicals

Coogee Chemicals have installed a new MacroView system to automate their truck loading system in Kwinana, Western Australia. The new system automates the process of loading trucks over their weigh bridge, replacing the previously manual process.

The project was undertaken by Sentient Computing, the developers of MacroView SCADA.

“The defined scope was pretty straight forward for MacroView,” said Sentient director, Doug Bester.

“The system needed to be available 24/7 with multi user access. The weights had to be recorded automatically from the weighbridge and compliant paperwork generated for each truck. In addition the specific reporting requirements were easily catered to. Coogee required a system that was cost effective, flexible, easy to deploy and well supported.”

Truck information is automatically downloaded to the MacroView system from Translogix, Coogee Chemicals’ transport system. Once the truck is loaded MacroView updates Translogix automatically with the actual loaded weights providing better product shipping accuracy. A security window with swipe card access enabled secure 24/7 access.

For ease of deployment Coogee chose to use their standard web browser to access the MacroView. Furthermore, Macroview enabled Coogee personnel to undertake further data analysis with data export to Excel. To minimise TCO and improve reliability MacroView is running on the Open Solaris operating system.

“We are very pleased with the outcome,” said Coogee Chemicals transport manager, Rob Hennessey.

“The system greatly improves on our previously manual system with significantly better productivity, efficiency and accuracy. The Sentient team have been very responsive and has delivered the project to our expectations.”

Sentient provides site and offsite support, with remote access to the system for maintenance and product enhancements.

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