System Automation

Your automation components—PLC's, robots, VFD's, touch screens, sensors, and more—can be programmed so the integrated automated solution will work efficiently and reliably. This new system and all of your existing networked control systems can be "linked" together so you have complete visibility, real time status and control, historical logging, and reporting. This can be accomplished by utilizing Inductive Automation's Ignition® software.

Why Automate?

Reduce Downtime

  • Upgrade or retrofit existing machinery controls to decrease process downtime
  • Minimize breakdowns by pinpointing potential component failure
  • Simplify predictive and preventative maintenance processes
  • Identify and display point of failure in machinery

Improve Quality

  • Manage rapidly changing production and process data
  • Perform real time production tests to products and equipment
  • Track out-of tolerance materials, products, and scrap
  • Identify out of tolerance labeling or part defects using Keyence machine vision comprehensive imaging technology

Increase Productivity

  • Increase throughput, increase production rate, minimize waste and reduce errors
  • Simplify machine operation and reduce setup time
  • Reduce cycle time and work-in-progress while increasing inventory turns
  • Optimize and create predictable production to meet forecasts
  • Improve machine utilization and ergonomics

Enhance Safety

  • Enhance operator awareness and reaction
  • Improve control system integrity and security
  • Isolate hazardous areas and install effective machine guarding & controls (see write up: mechanical power press requirements PDF)

Reduce Energy Cost

  • Reduce energy consumption and demand peaks
  • Monitor energy usage more accurately and more precisely
  • Ensure balance of distribution systems