PLC programming is more than just coding. Equally important is appreciating the mechanical aspects of equipment. Our PLC programmers are trained in areas such as pneumatics, hydraulics and powertrains. They work with many types of pumps, from positive displacement to diaphragm. Our programmers take the time to understand the devices being controlled before creating the logic for control modules. Applying these methodologies from chemical process control to machine control.
Not Just PLCs
PLCs are the heart of any automation system, but there are many more tools available to make the most out of any system. An HMI (human machine interface) can provide easy to understand and reliable control for personnel on the factory floor. HMIs can be developed from a single point touchscreen through a full SCADA system with many terminals and mobile connectivity.
Our software engineers will design your SCADA system to the MES level. They will design custom databases and utilize off the shelf tag historians to record the data you need to create effective reports and dashboards. You will be amazed at what you will learn about your manufacturing processes through data collection and reporting.
We can link your manufacturing processes directly to your ERP (Enterprise Resource Plan). Provide your management and support personnel with real-time production data. Report raw material usage and finished goods produced to your accounting system in real-time.
Our engineers are trained to apply motor drives in a variety of applications, from simple start/stop to high accuracy positioning. Most applications can be done with a variable frequency drive but when very high accuracy and speed are needed a servo drive is the solution.
- Servo-Controlled Flying Shears
- Cut to Length Feeders for Shears and Presses
- Uncoiling and Recoiling
- Fans & Pumps
- Pick and Place Positioning
Ethernet is now the network of choice for new applications. An Ethernet network is more than a switch and some Cat5 cable. Our engineers are trained to install advanced networks required for plant wide communication. Utilizing fully managed layer 2 and layer 3 switches, we will deploy the correct technology for your application.
Functionality that we utilize:
- Automatic IP address assignment
- Network address translation (NAT)
- Virtual local area network (VLAN)
- Remote access