Industrial Control and IoT Software

  • We develop our software solutions for Windows, embedded applications and many of the popular PLC platforms.

  • We prefer STL programming for PLC logic due to stronger complex statements and nested instructions flexibility.

  • We are currently developing our applications with support for emerging data collection, analysis and integration standards such as IoT (Internet of Things).

  • As IoT facilitates the integration between the physical world and computer based systems in various consumer applications, we are strategically positioned to deliver similar improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefits to industrial control applications.

 

Knowledge is Power - Utilizing IoT to Manage Your Factory Floor

Most people are aware that security monitoring centers can continuously monitor their homes and businesses to protect its valuable assets.  Few people, however, even consider the fact that they could be utilizing the backbone of the IoT network to transmit valuable data regarding their equipment and its processes.  This data could be comprised of simple PM alerts or complex SPC data for part acceptance.  Why wait until your off-line gauges notify you that your machines have produced a pile of garbage. 

We can also provide service solutions to our customers to alert them even before they are aware that their equipment is beginning to show signs of non-compliance or failures. We see things a little differently than most.  We understand that IoT enabled products will be the standard for supporting automated machinery in the near future.


Visually Intuitive Change Control and Unique Setup Features

Once an operator opens a program and makes a change to any field on the CAMS screen, that field background is highlighted. The color of the highlight is configurable to adapt to various ambient lighting in the factory. Change highlighting facilitates operator determination on whether to save the modifications overwriting existing file, save to a new program or discard the changes in question.
Visual tools that aid in Torsion Probe and Length Gauge setup are observable during machine operation, thus facilitating system troubleshooting.

Industry-specific features that meet specific organizational, safety and regulatory requirements are available, including user-level change control. Driven by nuclear sector requirements, where operators are not granted permission to modify "approved" parts programs written by engineers. Strict marking of a parts program as modifiable or not, posed additional challenges to operators during setup. We met those challenges by offering an "overlays" feature as early as 2001. Overlays allow an operator to granularly grant or deny access to various program options at different points in order to enable greater setup efficiency.

Enabling operators to conduct machine setup without altering the existing change-controlled parts program was the ideal answer to meet the competing needs of operational and engineering business units. The operator can simply check a box on any step and the options column is no longer recognized.


Automatic Program Smoothing and Independent Axis Control

Automatic Program Smoothing: This exclusive feature scans the entire spring program within the motion controller buffer, and applies a series of internal controls to soften the impact on the machine mechanisms. This feature typically improves the overall production rate and prolongs the life of your spring coiler. It does not alter the spring program itself nor does it impact the normal functionality of the “Run Speed” control, which can be dialed up or down to adjust the speed of the coiler as usual when this feature is enabled.

Independent Axis Control: Operators find this feature very useful when debugging complex programs or making changes to increase production speeds. Based on "overlays", this unique feature enables the selective operation of specific axes of a spring program.


Camera Support for Multimedia Job Notes Including Pictures and Video

  • We offer the only integrated camera application in the industry.
  • Originally introduced in early 2014 to meet specific customer requirements, this integration enables unsupervised "Lights-Out" equipment running mode.
  • Our camera app possesses many features including the ability to transmit text and email messages to anyone.

Let our expertise and clear focus on our clients' needs, free of vendor-specific sales goals or other agenda, deliver the independent analysis required to inform executive decisions. Delivering success paths that lead to solutions that precisely meet your cost, risk, quality and production output requirements is our goal.