Factory Automation / Systems
Integration / Industrial Automation
What is a Systems
A Systems Integrator (SI) is someone that integrates
programmable controllers (PLC's), sensors, computer hardware
and software, and mechanical equipment. Thus the name
Tools we use:
- Programmable Logic Controllers - known as "PLC's" -
which are the industry bread and butter.
We have extensive experiece in programming Omron PLC's,
Allen Bradley PLC's, IDEC PLC's,
programming Opto 22 PAC controllers, programming
AutomationDirect PLC's, and large projects
using Beckhoff IEC 1131-3 open standard PLC's.
- Software for: Opto22, Omron, Allen-Bradley,
Automation Direct, IDEC, Beckhoff, Panasonic PLC's.
- We specialize in Moog Animatics Smart Motor Servo
motors - motor and electronics all-in-one
- Computers, Networks, Servers
- Bar code readers such as Keyence, and SICK
- Radio Frequency (RF) Tags and Tag readers
- Modbus communications
- All manner of I/O devices including devicenet
- Databases, data logging to disk, data trends,
We Service Older, Legacy
It can be very hard to find engineers who can service older
We keep older software and programming hardware around in
order to be able to service legacy PLC installations.
Some examples include Omron S6 and CXXK (C20K, C28K, etc),
SP16, C200H, CQM1, CPM1, & CPM2 PLC's and software,
Aromat / Matsushita / Panasonic FP-1 and M type controllers,
and older Opto 22 G4 and Mystic® controllers that use
the Cyrano or FactoryFloor® software. We of course have
the latest PLC software and hardware as well.
We have experience in a wide variety of settings -
aerospace, marine, food service, pharmaceutical, laboratory,
factory, enviromental remediation and cleanup, coffee
roasting, packaging and shipping, brewery control, autoclave
controls, hot bonders, automated aircraft radome testing,
gate control, security systems, etc.
We are experts in systems integration. You are an
expert in your process. We rely on you for knowing
your process, and can you rely on us for knowing the tricks
of the trade in automation systems design.
& automation projects:
Coffee Roaster Automation and
Remote Roast Reporting
This client provides specialty
coffees to the wholesale and retail markets. They
manufacture a coffee roaster that is available to customers
for roasting their product on-site.
Provide the client with design,
automation and systems integration assistance. Create a PLC
program that runs the roaster, stores roast information, and
transmits it's roast history via automated dial-out to a
waiting MS Access appliction each day. Track inventory at
each store in the Access app. Documentation.
A gas fired roaster that roasts
beans in large batches. Operator selects bean recipe from
touch screen and follows prompts to complete each roast.
Scale weighs each batch to insure correct roast weight prior
to starting. Automated movement of beans from scale to
hopper and roast chamber. These roasters in total have
roasted many tens of millions of pounds of
Omron PLC ( C200HX ) connected to
an Omron NT11 operator interface.