Industrial Automation And Controls

WE DELIVER ADVANCED automation systems

Our focus is on optimum results for the application, it could be energy efficiency, increased production output or increased reliability. To assure achieving the planned result we follow along the entire project: from design stage to its implementation. Our advantage is that we connect diverse systems into one network. These systems include robotic arms, VSDs, PLCs, SCADA and ERP systems.

WE WORKED FOR

VARIETY OF INDUSTRIES

We have strong Electrical and Controls Engineering experience in the following industries: mining, manufacturing and robotics. We cover a wide range of skills from setting up a sensor to creating a cloud infrastructure for data gathering.

A few examples of project types below:

  • Process automation in hazardous areas

  • Robotic handling with video recognition

  • Underground belt conveyors and winches

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Peter Conroy

Outbye Electrical Coordinator

"I have utilised Alex (from ControlX Engineering) on numerous occasions at Ulan Underground Coal Mine. The expert knowledge in many fields of Engineering has been an asset to our business in maintaining profitability. Introducing the “Bigollo’s” (VSD web monitoring system) onto our network that enable us to effectively control and optimise all of our VSD drives on site. I have contacted ControlX on many occasions for breakdown assistance and through utilising their experience we have limited downtime to a minimum on our Conveyor System."

Simon H Crane

Managing Director

"The grasp of the engineering principles, design criteria and legislative requirements of automated manufacturing in industry is of the highest calibre.

Alex (from ControlX Engineering) works hard to keep abreast of all new manufacturing technologies that may impact with our production needs. To date, he has worked on projects as widely diversified. ControlX Engineering can take projects from concept to full production."

WHAT EXACTLY WE DO

PLC and Control Systems

  • PLC programming (common brands)

  • SCADA/HMI screens development

  • Node.JS C# and web software programming

Electrical Design

  • Electrical schematics, BOM

  • VSD selection and system design

  • On-site equipment testing and commissioning

Advanced Robotics

  • Programming of robotic arms

  • Robot integration into manufacturing process

  • Image recognition with robotic integration

How we work

Typically, the automation solution delivery process based on the following seven steps:

1. Discuss the requirements

To start, we'll gain an in-depth understanding of your requirements. We'll work together with you - listening, asking questions, observing existing processes, and suggesting ideas - to understand your requirements and establish a feature set for the solution.

2. Project proposal

We will then create a project proposal document. It will describe how we will work together - either in an agile or waterfall approach - and outline the feature set, and show the estimated cost and time to develop the solution.

3. Engineering and design

After you let us know you want to proceed we will begin with the engineering of the solution. This is a collaborative process, and it may involve sending preliminary schematics, estimated Bill Of Materials, and/or software architecture, so that you can be sure what we deliver is what you wanted.

4. Development

The core development will either be based upon milestones (in waterfall), or sprints (in agile). This is where the design is turned into the deliverables. PLC programs, SCADA screens, software development, schematics are produced during this stage. Communication with the client on this stage is essential to continue monitoring the development as per agreed specification.

5. Testing

If it is PLC or SCADA development then we integrate testing into the development process. PLC logic and SCADA/HMI screens tested with a specifically designed software PLC Logic Prover. In some cases we will perform manual testing and process simulation to ensure the program performs as expected. Test reports are provided on the completion.

6. Commissioning

If this step is a part of the agreement we will make sure that the developed automation solution is integrated into the current production process smoothly. We will travel on site and assist with making the equipment working as initially scoped.

7. Support

We provide comprehensive support options for the services we provided, which includes priority troubleshooting and assistance with abnormal functionality. But even if you would prefer not to opt-in for ongoing support, all our PLC programs and HMI/SCADA screens come with a 12-month warranty to fix errors.

LAST PROJECT WE ARE PROUD OF

REDUCING DOWNTIME RISK

We designed a control system upgrade for deselection of drives in 3 x 710kW ABB ACS800 multidrive system.

The upgraded control system now dramatically reduces downtime risk in event of drive malfunctioning. The control system allows to disable drives with a click of a button. Disabled drive can be removed from service while the application can continue operating with reduced capacity.

We managed the entire process from discussion of the upgrade with the client to its commissioning. We developed PLC logic, tested it in the workshop and implemented it into existing client's PLC.

Main challenge was to dynamically assign master/follower roles to the drives on demand.

Visit Projects page to see photos of our work.

Call us to discuss requirements of your project 0401 434 787

or email to alex@controlxengineering.com.au