PLC & HMI Software
With vast experience providing many solutions of differing size and complexity, Parallel Control Systems are able to offer a range of PLC, HMI and SCADA solutions to meet an array of user requirements.
We are able to provide "smart relay" solutions offering basic functionality for a cost effective, space saving solution.
As the complexity of the system increases we can match a solution to the needs of the project, utilising various PLCs and HMIs we are able to offer cost effective, bespoke, flexible systems which can be integrated with other systems (such as building management systems).
Our experience in a wide range of architectures and systems means we are well suited to provide safety PLCs, dual redundant processors, motion applications, communications applications and much more.
Although we work closely with a range of manufacturers, we pride ourselves on being independent providers, meaning we always tailor the solution to the specific requirements of the project.
SCADA & Visualisation
Along with PLCs and HMIs we are also able to integrate Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) solutions with your control system, offering improved visualisation, data management and centralised control of critical plant items.
Working closely with a number of manufacturers we are able to offer an impartial SCADA solution to satisfy the project requirements on time and within budget.
In addition to SCADA systems we are also able to provide centralised server / client visualization systems making use of Rockwell Automation’s Thinmanager technology.
Thinmanager offers scalable solutions, reducing reliance on expensive hardware, operating systems and individual deployments. Centralising the configuration and distribution of SCADA systems using thinclient technology, and utilising location and device relevance means that plant efficiency is improved and downtime reduced.
We have experience providing custom vision applications for a variety of industries using many of the industry leading vision system manufacturers.
From simple part detection vision sensors, to fully customisable vision systems we are fully conversant with the latest vision technology.
Networks & Communications
In recent years the convergence of IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operations technology) has meant there is an increasing need for industrial equipment to connect to IT networks. Coupled with the increasing requirement for an Industry 4.0 connected enterprise system, the need for devices to have networking capabilities and have their data interrogated is now commonplace. With this in mind, we pride ourselves in the ability to work with an array of different networks and fieldbus protocols (Ethernet, Profinet, Profibus, ControlNet, Devicenet, Serial, and many more)
Although manufacturers support products for many years, and the lifetime of a control system can often last for multiple decades, once the key system components enter an “end of life / unsupported” stage in their lifecycle it is usually wise to migrate to a newer system where spares and support is easier to obtain.
We have recently worked on a number of migration projects, transitioning from older Rockwell PLC5 systems to an up-to-date ControlLogix system and from older Siemens S5 and S7 systems to newer S7-1200 and S7-1500 TIA Portal based systems.
If you have an out of date control system why not GET IN TOUCH and see how we can help you migrate.
We are able to offer a wide range of remote access solutions, supporting 3G, WAN and Wi-Fi options.
Ranging from simple remote connection options, giving you access to your machine from a remote location, to a more complex solution including both remote connection and data acquisition, we are able to offer a remote connectivity solution which seamlessly merges the convenience of a remote connection with industry leading security.
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