Automation & Controls

OUR FOOD INDUSTRY CONTROL & INSTRUMENTATION EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • Control System Electrical Design
  • Control Panel Design and Fabrication
  • Network and Control System
  • Architecture Development
  • PLC and PC Based Controls
  • Functional Specifications Development
  • Instrumentation and Field Device Specification
  • HMI and SCADA Systems
  • Server Virtualization
  • Recipe Management
  • Batch Execution
  • Data Collection/Reporting/Downtime
  • Tracking
  • Line Integration including PackML
  • Vendor Coordination
  • Emulation / Controls FAT
  • CQV and Start-Up
  • Operator Training

Automation & Controls


FINDING THE RIGHT LEVEL OF AUTOMATION

With any automation project, we start by:

  • Understanding your production objectives
  • Evaluating any existing systems and standards
  • Developing a robust solution customized to your operations

While we maintain relationships with top suppliers, we are completely equipment and vendor neutral which means you receive the best, most cost-effective solution for your particular needs. 

In-house emulation capabilities help identify and mitigate issues prior to field deployment, and we will be there every step of the way through start-up and beyond.


 

Our food industry control & instrumentation experience includes:

 

  • Control System Electrical Design
  • Control Panel Design and Fabrication
  • Network and Control System
  • Architecture Development
  • PLC and PC Based Controls
  • Functional Specifications Development
  • Instrumentation and Field Device Specification
  • HMI and SCADA Systems
  • Server Virtualization
  • Recipe Management
  • Batch Execution
  • Data Collection/Reporting/Downtime
  • Tracking
  • Line Integration including PackML
  • Vendor Coordination
  • Emulation / Controls FAT
  • CQV and Start-Up
  • Operator Training

HARDWARE CAPABILITIES

  • Complete Electrical and Controls Design
  • Control Panel Design
    • Voltage Segregation and Safety Design
  • Control Panel Fabrication
    • UL Listed Panels
  • Design and Configuration of control networks
    • EtherNet/IP, ControlNet, DeviceNet, AS-I, Profibus
  • Safety/Risk Analysis, Integration, and Upgrades
  • Control panel audits and existing system as-builts
  • Instrumentation and Field Device Specification

 

SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC/PAC)
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) Applications
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
    (SCADA) Systems
  • Server Virtualization
  • Recipe Management
  • Batch Control
  • PLC/HMI Software Testing using Emulation Modeling Software

SOFTWARE DESIGN

  • Standard PLC and HMI Control Software
    • Leverage Standards for Consistent Quality
    • Use of Add On Instructions (AOIs)
  • Plant-wide Control Software Standardization
  • Modification of Machine Controls and Vendor Interface
  • VFD Setup and Configuration
  • Network/Switch Setup and Configuration
     

 

Food & Beverage Markets Served

We have 30 years of extensive experience in all segments of food and beverage.