Projects in Ford

SIAM has been developing projects in Ford factories since 2001. In the beginning, our proximity to the Almussafes plant in Valencia (Spain), allowed us to gain experience in programming the DCP standard. We are currently one of the most experienced companies regarding this standard, collaborating continuously with Ford Europe for its continuous improvement. During all these years we have carried out turnkey projects of complete lines in the most important factories of Ford Europe.

New model CX482 MCA – Ford Valencia - 2021

Term : March 2021 - Present

Customer : TMS

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – BIW plant (Body 1)

Turnkey project for PLC and Robot programming for the implementation of new model in Closures and Hanging lines.

New hybrid variant – SMAX/Galaxy – Ford Valencia - 2020

Term : April 2020 - April 2021

Customer : TMS

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – BIW plant (Body 3)

Turnkey project for PLC and Robot programming for the implementation of the new model in Underbdoy, Bodysides and Framing lines.

Battery Lines – Kuga CX482 – Ford Valencia - 2020

Term : April 2020 - March 2021

Customer : Comau

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – New batery plant (Final assembly)

Turnkey project for PLC programming of all new battery lines for the new Kuga CX482.

Kuga model – CX482 – Underbody lines (BIW) - Ford Valencia – 2018

Term : July 2018 – Present

Customer : TMS

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – BIW Plant

Turnkey project for PLC programming of the new Kuga CX482 model, for all underbody lines.

Focus Model – C519 – Closures lines (BIW) – Ford Saarlouis - 2016

Term : November 2016 – March 2019

Customer : TMS

Localization : Ford Saarlouis (Germany) – BIW Plant

Turnkey project for PLC programming of the new C519 model for all lines of doors in BIW. Collaboration on underbody and bodyside lines.

Fiesta model – B479 – Closures and Framing lines (BIW) – Ford Cologne - 2015

Term : October 2015 – January 2018

Customer : Steelweld / Comau

Localization : Ford Cologne (Germany) – BIW Plant

Turnkey project for PLC programming of the new Fiesta B479 model for all door lines and body framing. Collaboration on underbody lines.

BIW Lines Update - Metal Finish Lines (BIW) – Ford Valencia - 2015

Term : May 2015 – February 2016

Customer : Icemi

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – BIW Plant

Turnkey project for PLC programming of upgrade to ControlLogix5000 and Ethernet IP. Change of control of Finish metal lines to new specifications.

Mondeo Model / SMAX / Galaxy – CD391-390-539 – Closures, Bodysides and Underbody lines (BIW) – Ford Valencia - 2013

Term : September 2013 – October 2016

Customer : Steelweld / Thyssen / Comau

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – BIW Plant

Turnkey project for PLC programming of the new model CD391 / 390/539 for all Hanging lines and part of the bodyside and underbody lines. Collaboration in Framing and Closures lines.

Transit model – V408 – Framing, Closures and Hanging lines (BIW) – Ford Valencia - 2012

Term : January 2012 – January 2014

Customer : Comau / Steelweld

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – BIW Plant

Turnkey project for PLC programming of the new V408 model for all Framing, Doors and Hanging lines. Collaboration in Underbody lines.

Pallet Conveyor Line (Decking - Assembly Plant) – Ford Valencia - 2011

Term : November 2011 – May 2012

Customer : Mafelec

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – BIW Plant

Turnkey project for PLC programming of the new Pallet Conveyor line for mounting the engines and inserting them into the vehicle. New system implemented in Ford for this application.

BMAX model – B232 – Underbody lines (BIW) – Ford Romania - 2011

Term : March 2011 – March 2014

Customer : TMS

Localization : Ford Craiova (Romania) – BIW Plant

Turnkey project for PLC programming of the new B232 model for all underbody lines.

Ford model - C520 – Framing and Underbody lines (BIW) – Ford Valencia - 2009

Term : January 2009 – June 2010

Customer : Comau / Inpro Electric

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – BIW Plant

Projects for administration of PLC programming of the new C520 model for all Framing and Underbody lines.

Fiesta / CMAX - B299 / C344 model – Framing, Hanging and Underbody lines (BIW) – Ford Valencia - 2008

Term : January 2008 – June 2010

Customer : Comau / Icemi / Inpro Electric

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – Boduwork Plant

Projects for administration of PLC programming of the new B299 / C344 models for all the Framing, Hanging and Underbody lines.

Battery Insertion Line (Assembly Plant) – Ford Valencia - 2007

Term : November 2007 – March 2008

Customer : Icemi

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – Final Assembly Plant

Turnkey project for PLC programming of the control and management of automatic battery insertion robot through artificial vision. New control concept at Ford.

Automatic Tire Line (Assembly Plant) – Ford Valencia - 2006

Term : June 2006 – May 2007

Customer : Icemi

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – Wheels Plant - Final Assembly

Turnkey project for PLC programming of the control and management of the new tire unloading line. New control concept at Ford.

Focus model C307 – Framing lines - Ford Sant Petersburg – 2006

Term : June 2006 – September 2006

Customer : Inpro Electric

Localization : Ford Sant Petersburg (Russia) – BIW Plant

Projects for administration of PLC programming of the new model C307 for all the Framing lines.

Focus model- C307 – Bodysides lines (BIW) - Ford Valencia – 2005

Term : January 2005 – December 2006

Customer : Inpro Electric

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – BIW Plant

Projects for administration of PLC programming of the new C307 model for all Bodysides lines.

Fiesta / Mazda - B256 / J37G model – Framing, Hanging and Underbody lines (BIW) – Ford Valencia - 2001

Term : September 2001 – May 2003

Customer : Comau

Localization : Ford Almussafes (Valencia) – BIW Plant

Projects for administration of PLC programming of the new model B256 / J37G for all the lines of Framing, Hanging and Underbody.

Automotive sector projects

Thanks to the experience acquired in the automotive sector, during the years of work at Ford, SIAM has been able to work on projects for other plants and with other standards, with remarkable success. Here are the most important examples.

L663 project – Jaguar Nitra BIW Plant (Slovakia) - 2019

Term : February 2019 - December 2019

Customer : Kuka / ATG

Localization : Jaguar Nitra BIW Plant (Slovakia)

Projects for administration of PLC programming of Underbody lines. Standard Jaguar.

Voestalpine Factory – Bunschoten (Netherlands) - 2019

Term : February 2019 - March 2020

Customer : ARTEC Robotics

Localization : Voestalpine automobile components factory in Bunschoten (Netherlands)

Projects for administration of PLC programming of automated cells. PLC Safety Siemens S7-300, Profinet and screens.

L559 project – Jaguar Halewood Body Plant (UK) - 2018

Term : November 2018 - February 2019

Customer : MacDonald Humfrey Automation

Localization : Jaguar Plant in Halewood (UK)

Projects for administration of PLC programming of Underbody lines. Standard Jaguar.

Corsa model – Opel Zaragoza plant (Spain) - 2015

Term : May 2015 - March 2017

Customer : TMS

Localization : Opel plant in Zaragoza (Spain)

Turnkey project programming Underbody lines. General Motors Global Standard programming.

Crystal production and processing lines - Valsucon Plant in Puzol (Valencia) - 2014

Term : January 2014 - December 2016

Customer : Valsucon / Celme

Localization : Valsucon Factory - Puzol - Valencia (Spain)

Turnkey projects programming new lines and updating old lines. Rockwell programming with its own SIAM standard. ABB IRC5 robot programming.

Modifications in auxiliary parts lines - Gestamp Almussafes Plant (Valencia) - 2013

Term : September 2013 - March 2016

Customer : Promaut / Tice Ingenieros

Localization : Gestamp Factory - Almussafes (Spain)

Modification of manufacturing lines for BIW components. Gestamp DCP standard programming in Siemens S7-300.

Modifications to X12 welding lines - Nissan Barcelona Plant (Spain) - 2013

Term : August 2013 - November 2013

Customer : Promaut

Localization : Nissan Factory - Barcelona (Spain)

Line modification project at Nissan.

New automotive glass manufacturing lines - Rioglas Plant - Bagneaux-sur-Loing (France) - 2007

Term : January 2007 - December 2009

Customer : Inpro Electric / Celme

Localization : Rioglass factory - Bagneaux-sur-Loing (France)

New lines programming. Programming with Rockwell PLC and Pilz safeguards.

Line Modifications - Johnson Controls Plant - Zaragoza (Spain) - 2005

Term : Juny 2005 - December 2005

Customer : OL-CI SRL

Localization : Johnson Controls Factory - Zaragoza (Spain)

Modification of production lines and programming of new tools.

Waterproof paint application on BIW underbody - IVECO Plant - Valladolid (Spain) - 2005

Term : Mach 2005 - August 2005

Customer : Comau / Oval Systems

Localization : IVECO Factory - Valladolid (Spain)

Programming Comau C4G robots for the application of underbody waterproofing paint in vans.

New production lines - Nissan Plant - Barcelona (Spain) - 2005

Term : February 2005 - September 2005

Customer : Pyssa / Serra

Localization : Serra / Nissan Factory - Barcelona (Spain)

Programming of new component cells for Nissan in Serra. PLC safety Siemens S7-300 programming.

New production lines - Benteller Plant - Palmela (Portugal) - 2005

Term : January 2005 - September 2005

Customer : Pyssa

Localization : Benteller Factory - Palmela (Portugal)

Programming of new suspension manufacturing lines. Start-up in Valencia and final assembly in Portugal.

New model C307 - Benteller Plant - Almussafes (Valencia) - 2004

Term : January 2004 - September 2004

Customer : Pyssa

Localization : Benteller Factory - Almussafes (Valencia)

Modification of lines for the new C307 model. Rockwell PLC and standard Benteller.

Projects other sectors

Although we have specialized in the automotive world, we have also carried out projects in other sectors. Not only by programming commercial PLCs, but also by applying our own manufacturing control systems, based on R&D development during our beginnings. We have also made high-level applications for industrial production management (database management, scadas) through application development with C ++ Builder or RAD Studio. We detail the most noteworthy examples.

High level production check application - Valsucon - Puzol (Valencia) - 2011

Term : January 2011 - June 2011

Customer : Celme / Valsucon

Localization : Valsucon Factory - Puzol (Valencia)

Industrial PC application programming, with touch screen, industrial keyboard and barcode reader, to validate production. Creation of a database for the traceability of all operations carried out in the factory. Interconnection via OPC with Rockwell PLCs.

Converting PLC IPC to Modicon - BP Castellon Plant (Spain) - 2007

Term : February 2007 - August 2007

Customer : Icemi

Localization : BP Plant - Castellón (Spain)

Conversion and programming of Schneider Telemecanique Modicon PLC from IPC PLC.

New Plastic Profile Cutting Machine - Own Manufacture - 2006

Term : January 2006 - December 2006

Customer : Ramón Aloy workshops

Localization : SIAM Offices - Puerto Sagunto (Valencia)

Design and programming of a new precision profile cutting machine. Electronics design, PIC microcontroller programming and Schneider touch screen.

New sliced ​​bread factory for Mercadona – La Familia - Paterna (Valencia) - 2006

Term : January 2006 - September 2006

Customer : Icemi

Localization : La Familia Factory - Paterna (Valencia)

Programming of transport, packaging and palletizing lines in a new bread factory, using Rockwell PLCs.

PLC and Scada Modifications - Heineken - Valencia (Spain) - 2004

Term : June 2004 - October 2004

Customer : Icemi

Localization : Heineken Factory - Valencia (Spain)

PLC and SCADA programming for new bottling lines in beer factory.

New cement processing plant - Cementval - Puerto Sagunto (Valencia) - 2004

Term : March 2004 - December 2004

Customer : Icemi

Localization : Cementval Factory - Puerto Sagunto (Valencia)

Programming of a new cement factory. PLC Siemens S7-400 and scada.

Greenhouse electrical installation and automation - UJI University - Castellón (Spain) - 2003

Term : January 2003 - July 2003

Customer : Hyper-irrigation

Localization : Jaume I University - Castellón (Spain)

Electrical design, programming of Siemens S7-200 automata, programming of SIAMCRIO own control boards with PIC microcontroller, and Schneider touch screen programming. Creation of own SCADA through Builder C ++. Temperature control, lighting and ventilation of 6 newly built greenhouses.

Greenhouse automation - UPV University - Valencia (Spain) - 2001

Term : June 2001 - December 2001

Customer : Tratavent

Localization : Polytechnic University of Valencia - Valencia (Spain)

Electrical design, programming of SIAMCRIO own control boards with PIC microcontroller. Creation of own SCADA using Builder C ++. Temperature control, lighting and ventilation of 18 greenhouses.