WRALC Increases Utilization by 50%

With over 7,000 employees, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WRALC) provides depot maintenance, engineering support, and software development to major weapons systems (F-15, C-5, C-130, C-17 and SOF aircraft). WRALC contains a 98,000 square foot Advanced Metal Finishing Facility (AMFF). Its nine plating lines perform the following processes:

  • Chromate Conversion

  • Etching

  • Anodizing

  • Chemical Milling

  • Degreasing

  • Plating

AMFF was struggling with a custom proprietary batch control system that underutilized the equipment, had frequent errors causing scrap, a difficult user interface, unclear alarming, and a lack of quality reports. AMFF formed a project scope to address the needs and selected PREMIER based on PREMIER’s FactoryTalk® Batch and ICS Cybersecurity expertise.

PREMIER leveraged its expertise in the following areas to deliver a solution that was on time, under budget, and exceeded expectations by delivering a 50% improvement in equipment utilization.

  • S88 Batch

  • Functional Specification

  • Rockwell FactoryTalk® Batch

  • Rockwell FactoryTalk® View SE

  • Rockwell ACP ThinManager®

  • FactoryTalk® Material Manager

  • FactoryTalk VantagePoint®

  • Rockwell FactoryTalk® Historian

  • ICS Network Architecture

  • Industrial Data Center Design and Configuration

  • DoD Cybersecurity Policy & Risk Management Framework

  • Simulation Testing

  • Factory Acceptance Testing

  • Onsite Commissioning

  • Operator and Maintenance Training

From its headquarters in Nashville, TN and offices in OH and AL, PREMIER offers panel fabrication, industrial controls integration, manufacturing information systems, and industrial IT. PREMIER's focus on technical excellence and tenacity in customer satisfaction has led to the completion of over 10,000 projects, CSIA certification across all offices, and steady growth over the past 27+ years.

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