Innovative Solutions

Innovation Challenge #1

The Challenge

Transporting Heavy Baggage System X-Ray machine through restrictive and confined areas and into a high level position.

  • Height to underside of Mezzanine Decks 2.4m
  • X-Ray machine height 2.1m
  • Remaining Space 0.3m*

(Forklifts were an unsuitable means of transport due to their height and hazards they presented).

The Solution

JCK developed an original concept design and built a Heavy Transporter, capable of transporting the 16 x 4.5 tonne X-Ray machines through narrow corridors and baggage halls. The innovative design featured hydraulics which allowed the transporter to lift itself off the floor for wheel alignment and adjustment, allowing for full 360-degree rotation.

Innovation Challenge #2

The Challenge

Migration in a live environment of 12 Siemens S5 PLC to a Siemens S7 PLC including 38 Remote I/O cabinets with 4h/ night. In total this represents the migration of circa 70,000 points.

Ability to migrate from old to new system for testing and validation and to roll back until final demolition if problem occurs.

New Cabinet During Migration

New Cabinet in Final Position

24V Bay Before Migration

24V Bay During Migration

24V Bay After Migration

Commissioning Tool Concept

Commissioning Tool

Remote I/O Before

Remote I/O During

Remote I/O After

PLC Bay Before

PLC Bay After

The Solution

Installation of a “Commissioning Tool” to allow the parallel wiring of all I/O’s between the 2 PLC’s an provide the ability of a quick change over. New cabinets hosting the new PLC’s and Remote I/O are being installed, providing a solution fully compliant with the current regulation.

In addition, the new cabinets were fully tested in factory therefore limiting the risk of issues during the limited windows of work.

This approach also provided additional flexibility as the installation work, testing & commissioning and roll out are decoupled hence providing more flexibility based on the operational constraints.

3D Scan &
Clash Detection

JCK have invested in cutting edge hardware, software and training resulting in the knowledge and experience required to carry out 3D scans and to import the data into 3D models for clash detection. This allows for potential clashes to be identified during the design stage and will allow informed decision on the best course of action (remove the current clash or change the design) at a reduced cost.

It also allows for design validation such as a check on the accessibility route and therefore ensure full compliance with the building regulation as well as the end user requirements.

3D Scan &
Custom Design

The 3D scan data can also be used when intricate design is required (such as a mixture of existing and new equipment during a break in period).

This approach ensures that the design is working and it reduces time on site and operational risks.