Design Solutions

Mechanical Design

The Mechanical design team utilise the well known and renowned 3D CAD system from SolidWorks as their main design tool.
Some examples of 3D models for Special Purpose Machines shown below: 

Electrical Design

Our electrical design is carried out using WS CAD & E-plan. Both are dedicated electrical design packages which produce parts lists and wiring schemes to reduce manufacturing lead times.
Latest safety regulations are always applied and we advise on the latest technology solutions, keeping flexible solutions to the front.
For example, we may use programmable safety systems from PILZ & Jokab and other safety bus technology, rather than traditional fixed wiring solutions.
All designs will conform to the current EU regulations for machine safety. Including EN 60204.

PLC & Software Design

As in the electrical design, the control system requirements for software also need to be flexible and allow modifications to be made without affecting current production.
Where applicable, the use of field bus systems reduces lead times and improves reliability.
We have experience in the use of the common systems such as Ethernet, Device Net, Profibus DP, CAN Open.
Our PLC Software is structured and easy to understand. The use of HMI’s gives feedback on problems with the machine.
We supply PLC programming as well as complete systems. Our programmers have experience in most applications and are familiar with the complete range of modern PLC and their software packages.
We have also produced systems using the latest “Soft PLC from Beckhoff & Wago” and well as other PC based controllers.
We have of course solutions using the main PLC manufactures from Mitsubishi, Omron, Allen Bradley, Siemens etc.
As well as PLC programming we have experience in implementing ORiN applications with DENSO robots and VBA applications and SCADA systems.