The PLC receives information from connected sensors or input devices, processes the data, and triggers outputs based on pre-programmed parameters.
Depending on the inputs and outputs, a PLC can monitor and record run-time data such as machine productivity or operating temperature, automatically start and stop processes, generate alarms if a machine malfunctions, and more.
Via Input/Output (also referred as I/O) modules, PLCs establish a physical connection with the system's components.
Poor choice in PLC selection and/or programming can be the difference between smooth and efficient operations or constant headaches in troubleshooting and debugging. It can also drain a projects budget.
Feedback from such sensors can be used throughout the system operation process. The sensors can measure and monitor parameters such as specific machine outputs, the efficiency of systems and, most importantly, safety parameters.
They also play an extremely important role in the monitoring and recording of quality data to ensure the safety and reliability of the system.
Instrumentation engineers may be responsible for any part of the control process' lifecycle. Related tasks include planning, design, development, and installation of a new process. They could also monitor, maintain and manage teams responsible for control systems already in place
Control Panel Design
Automation cannot operate and be properly maintained without first developing a suitable control panel design.
Every control system needs a control panel design, and that includes drawings — electrical schematics, assembly and layouts.
Building and wiring a panel without the design represented in a schematic is like mopping the floor without sweeping first; when complete, it's just a bad job.
Drawings are always required, just as installing wire numbers, on all wiring in an industrial automation control panel, is always required.
Its important to recognized that the designs may follow standards such as found in the NFPA 79: Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, UL508A, among others.
Placing importance on requirements as specified in the industry standards is crucial to achieve optimal safety.
We understand that your Operators are probably not Controls Engineers, and that complicated programs will hinder the efficiency of the controls system rather than assist your Operators in effectively performing their jobs.
Expert assistance in selecting the most cost effective PLC so that our clients don’t needlessly blow their budget
PLC and HMI programming services so that the client spends more time focused on growing their business than troubleshooting glitches
Custom programming to allow the HMI to be seamlessly integrated into the controls process
Full range of Instrumentation and Control Support
Expertise designing systems and select the proper controls instrumentation.
Assistance designing control panels, while holding compliance to industry standards including NFPA and UL
Control panel design includes developing associated drawings — electrical schematics, assembly and layouts
PES will always be dedicated to providing top-notch customer service to meet our industry demands. We set ourselves apart with our consistency and timely turnarounds. We are always committed to being responsive to our clients, KEEPING OUR PROMISES, making delivery schedules, and standing by our designs!