Motor City Electric Technologies (MCET) installed a new OC-12 SCADA security and signs upgrade for the Detroit People Mover. This project consists of new fire alarm conduits and wire, alarm devices, pull stations and smoke and heat detectors. The installation of additional CCTV cameras and monitors, access control readers, door contacts, REXs, main control components and power and related conduit are included in this project. Motor City Electric Technologies installed Category 6 cabling and associated components within the Main Control Facility (MCF) of the Detroit People Mover, as well as information signs that require Ethernet cabling and power.
Motor City Electric Technologies designed and integrated a state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center for GM. The technology includes satellite telephone service, 800MHz Motorola safety radio monitoring, a complete surveillance system integration of the existing 400 security cameras located throughout the Renaissance Center and a video wall consisting of seven large-screen display monitors. The sophisticated system is currently supported by Emergency Response Service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Products currently under service agreements include: Monovision video monitors, Samsung DLP with LCD projection system, Iridium satellite telephone system, Crestron control system, fiber optic cables and Cat5e and Cat6 as well as coax video network systems. MCET is proud to be continuously providing design, installation and ongoing support of network infrastructure for General Motors.
This project was to allow the City of Detroit to remotely monitor water usage by communities for billing purposes and to track and archive operational status of its meter pit equipment. The three main aspects of the project were: (1) adding Control Microsystems SCADAPACK Remote Terminal Units (RTU) and pressure/flow meters with Hart communications to 276 metering sites across southeast Michigan; (2) implementing a Metricom/Schlumberger Radio network throughout the complete Southeast Michigan area to permit meter pits to communicate to the head-end computer system and community sites; and (3) developing a custom tracking and billing system using Oracle software as well as an Intellution Human Machine Interface (HMI) at the head-end computer system and each of 85 community sites.
The Detroit Waterworks Park II Water Treatment Plant is a new state-of-the-art water treatment facility utilizing Westinghouse Process Control’s Ovation distributed control system. This was a design/build/maintain contract. Motor City Electric Technologies task was to engineer, design, build and commission the interface of the distribution control system to various instrumentation, programmable logic controllers, equipment and devices that would allow automatic control, full redundancy and continuous data collection. With the new control system the City of Detroit is now able to remotely control its pumping station, automatically operate the water plant and continuously collect operational and process data on the complete water production facility. The advanced control and data acquisition system also assists plant operations by trending process signals, alerting personnel of warnings and alarms and generating reports to help in planning, operation and maintenance of the plant.
Motor City Electric Technologies provided project management, hardware and software engineering, electrical panel build, field material and start-up for the 2002 “DR” program conveyor control systems. These inverted, overhead power conveyors transported five separate body styles and were controlled by Allen Bradley PLC-5 processors. Separate PLC-5s in the new body shop interfaced with the old Allen Bradley PLC-3s in the old body shop through pier-to-pier communication. The new body shop engineering method used is based on the Allen Bradley communication network “DeviceNet” platform. Overall system monitoring was enabled through local workstations and GE Fanuc “Intellution” software along with the plant Factory Information System (FIS) network. Motor City Electric Technologies performed the complete PLC and SCADA system programming for the project.
The AVI, or Automatic Vehicle Identification System, consisted of integrating 28 different AVI points. The job required a variety of high-level PLC and computer skills ranging from PLC logic, work cell controller configuration, AutoCAD layouts and system documentation. Testing was performed at various OEMs to verify that systems conformed to current DCX standards.
The Quality Alert System (QAS) consisted of 12 tracking image panels – each panel has two barcode readers which are used to scan vehicles on production conveyors by Vehicle Identification Number (VINs), during the build process. MCET then built a database for each car as it moved through the build process to tag, torque, process results and allow stoppage of the production lines in station if errors were detected.
The Millennium Network installation included the installation of 85 new network cabinets and power drops, over 7,000 fiber terminations for backbone fiber and drops to the plant floor, a completely new computer room with state-of-the-art Nortel electronics and over 1,500 CAT5/RS232 and coaxial cable drops. All fiber pulls and drops to the plant floor were installed during this time. The weekday work schedule for this project consisted of items that would not affect normal production time — such as terminations, testing, cabinet installation and overall documentation and planning.
Motor City Electric Technologies currently provides IBEW technicians for Nortel on a 24/7, four-hour response basis on all Nortel electronics at all DCX facilities nationwide. Through our state-of-the-art Help Desk, we provide a 15 minute call back to all tickets and guarantee a four-hour SLA on hubs, switches and routers installed at DCX facilities. MCET is able to do this through nationwide partners and is one of the very few (if not the only company) that provides IBEW union labor so as to avoid conflicts with the UAW and the plant floor personnel.
Motor City Electric Technologies (MCET) designed and installed the voice, data and video systems at the new Visteon Village World Headquarters located in Van Buren Township, Michigan. This project consisted of 10 buildings with a total of 40 telecommunications rooms in a campus-type environment. MCET performed over 6,000 fusion splices, ran more than 6,500 CAT6 drops, installed a CCTV fiber backbone system and an inner-building Verizon wireless antenna system.