SATS Catering Preventive Maintenance and Support
Posted on: July 2010
SATS Catering Pte Ltd have awarded ASS Pte Ltd with the Preventive Maintenance and Support Contract for their Automated Systems located at the SICC2 facility, Changi Airport, Singapore. ASS Pte Ltd have been supporting SATS at this site since 2005. The coverage of the new contract has been extended to include the upgraded Cart Transport Management System which was successfully implemented by ASS during 2009. The full scope of work includes for comprehensive Preventive Maintenance, 365 day x 24 hr support both locally in Singapore and from the UK, 3rd party support for the Stratus ft Servers, Ethernet Network and Anti Virus updates.
The systems covered under the scope of the contract are the Cart Transport Power and Free Conveyor, and the Material Handling Bin Conveyors. The associated control systems are the Cart Transport Management System (CTMS) inclusive of the communications Bridge and SCADA, the Bin Management System (BMS) inclusive of the communications Bridge and SCADA, Modicon PLCs, Data Logic Bar Code Scanning equipment and Eureka RFID equipment.
The 1 year + 1 Year option contract further enhances our long standing relationship with SATS Catering Pte Ltd
Danone Dumex Automated Packaging Lines
Posted on: June 2010
Danone Dumex, the International producers of Infant Formula Products have awarded ASS (M) Sdn Bhd with the project to upgrade their packing lines associated with the EazyPack concept package at their facility in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.
The project involves modifications to the existing lines previously supplied and installed by ASS and an additional line to cater for increased production. The equipment includes ASS’s Line Shaft Conveyors, Lift-Up Gates and SOCO Carton Strapping Machines.
The scope of supply includes for the complete control system utilising SEW Variable Speed Drive controllers and an Omron PLC.
ASS have been working together with Danone Dumex for the past 7 years and this project further enhances our relationship.
LSG Skychefs Brahim Sdn Bhd WMS
Posted on: February 2010
LSG Sky Chefs Brahim Sdn Bhd, one of Asia's leading providers of airline catering services at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, has chosen the partnership group of ASS (M) Sdn Bhd & MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Ltd, following an open tender exercise, to upgrade the existing LSGB In flight Catering Centre Warehouse Management System (WMS).
The award by LSG Sky Chefs Brahim Sdn Bhd follows on from the very successful upgrade of the Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) 'Cart Transport Management System' (CTMS) at the SICC2 facility on Singapore's Changi Airport, also undertaken by the partnership of ASS and MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Ltd.
The award by LSG Sky Chefs Brahim to ASS (M) Sdn Bhd and MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Ltd follows a detailed tender process where the proposed solution of ASS & MHA was eventually selected as the preferred technical solution.
The existing WMS system has been in operation for over 10 years, and is being updated to address obsolete hardware and redundant software issues as well as introduce major new functionality to the system.
The system will adopt the latest Stratus fault tolerant server hardware. All client PCs and printers are being replaced, a new SCADA will be introduced based on Wonderware InTouch 10.1, and the core Oracle database components will be upgraded to the latest version. The client software is being redeveloped, using Microsoft .NET technology. The back-end database functions are being overhauled to provide improvements and additional features.
The existing Warehouse Management System undertakes the complete warehouse input/output, movement of all warehouse stock incorporating management interfaces to the host BAAN and SAP systems along with control and movement interfaces to the complete warehouse material handling systems consisting of bin conveyors, pallet conveyors, inline buffer cranes, inline buffer racks and the high bay crane systems. There are in excess of 28400 locations across 4 stores, operating at an average of 5000 warehouse movements per day.
The system will be upgraded in a phased programme with completion planned for the end of 2010.
This project further enhances the long-term relationship between the ASS companies and MacDonald Humfrey (Autoumation) Ltd in the field of automation and technical solutions to industry.
Louis Schierholz GmbH Partnership Agreement
Posted on: January 2009
Automation Support Services have signed an agreement with Louis Schierholz GmbH to be their representative in South East and North Asia. The agreement permits the ASS companies to work together with Schierholz in the areas of business development, the provision of maintenance services and the provision of replacement parts.
SATS Catering Upgrade Project
Posted on: July 2008
SATS, the leading provider of integrated ground handling and airline catering services at Singapore Changi Airport, has chosen the partnership group of ASS Pte Ltd & Macdonald Humfrey (Automation) Ltd, following an open tender exercise, to upgrade the existing SATS Inflight Catering Centre 2 (SICC 2) Automated Cart Transport & Management System (CTMS).
Singapore Airport Terminal Services Limited (SATS) is the leading provider of integrated ground handling and airline catering services at Singapore Changi Airport. SATS' network of ground handling and airline catering operations spans 18 overseas investments covering over 40 airports in the Asia Pacific region. SATS' services include airfreight handling, airline catering, passenger services, baggage handling, ramp handling, aviation security, airline linen laundry and processed food manufacturing. SATS, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA), has been listed on the Singapore Exchange since May 2000.
The award by SATS to ASS Pte Ltd, with Macdonald Humfrey (Automation) Ltd acting as the main sub-contractor, follows a detailed tender process where the proposed solution of ASS Pte & MHA was eventually selected as the preferred technical solution.
The existing CTMS system has been in operation for some nine years, and is being updated to address obsolete hardware and redundant software issues as well as introduce new functionality to the system.
The system will adopt the latest Fault Tolerant server Hardware along with the advanced Wonderware System 3.0 Platform Software.
The system will be upgraded in a phased programme with completion planned for early 2009.
This project further enhances the long-term relationship between ASS Pte Ltd and MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Ltd in the field of automation and technical solutions to industry.