We have undertaken many Automation Projects and have designed and built numerous control systems incorporating PLCs, Operator Interfaces and SCADA packages across many industry sectors. Equipment used regularly is listed under the Automation section, although a number of other manufacturers have also been used. We have gained specialist knowledge within a number of key areas, but specifically in the Oil & Gas and pharmaceutical industries and have worked closely with a number of pump and pharmaceutical machinery manufacturers for nearly 25 years.
We have considerable experience in the design and manufacture of both High Availability and Safety PLC configurations, frequently installing redundant CPUs, redundant I/O systems and safety related I/O up to SIL3. These systems incorporate many of the industry standard communication protocols such as Profibus, Profinet, Profisafe, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet and Modbus (RTU and TCP). These networks have been used in various combinations to create distributed and flexible control solutions.
Our team of highly qualified software engineers come from a wide range of industries including Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Water & Utilities, Automotive and many more. As part of the design process, they produce a package of documentation tailored to the project requirements ranging from IO lists and Functional Design Specifications right through to Safety Plans and PFD Calculations. We have specific experience of complying with Pharmaceutical Industry standards including GAMP and 21 CFR Part 11.
As part of our participation with their Solution Partner Programme, ALL of our software engineers are trained and certified by Siemens.