Remote installation of Actiw LoadPlate® – successful and effective

Difficulties and crises can generate innovative solutions that can live on after the crisis is over. The idea of ​​remotely installing our equipment originated during the Covid-19 situation when travel and site visitor access has been severely reduced or stopped completely. Maintaining supply chains under these testing times is essential and multiple Actiw systems were already in various stages through the delivery process as the pandemic response increasingly hampered travel and access options. This situation demanded Actiw revaluate their standard model of equipment installation using company commissioning engineers. The controls, intuitive HMI (Human-Machine Interface) and interfaces of the systems were reviewed and judged to be up to the task to facilitate safe and efficient remote commissioning.

The result has now been proven to be a success for a number of recent installations and created a new option for Actiw customers to install systems with online support, saving costs and time, while maintaining site COVID protocols.  “The remote installation has been found to be a new, workable way to proceed with projects and help customers in these challenging situations”, explains Katri Heinonen, Project Manager of Actiw Oy.

One example of this is Metsä Wood’s King’s Lynn plant in United Kingdom, where our LoadPlate solution was installed remotely with video and mobile connections. “The remote assistance worked well for us and there were no issues with the install. As long as the install team are familiar with machinery installation, I would say it is a good alternative to a visiting Engineer”, says Paul Bell, Engineering & Technical Manager, Metsä Wood King’s Lynn.

Metsä Wood produces timber based joists for the building industry in King’s Lynn. Joist packs are up to 12 meters in length and the long packs are loaded into containers for transportation. Metsä Wood searched the best possible solution for their loading operations and choose our solution largely due to safety factors. “Our biggest driver was safety. Also, the Actiw system makes loading much more efficient, and so more cost effective”, states Paul Bell.