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Automation

The control automation is the brain of the equipment, resulting in a critical part of your process. It is important in today's world to have the healthiest and smartest brain to take an the advantage over your competitors.

With over 25 years of experience, Ferrex is a trusted and reliable solution provider for providing healthy and smart solutions. Our controls capabilities include:

  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
  • Drives Engineering
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

What makes us different from everyone else is that we work with our other teams and the client to come up with the smartest solution for your environment.

PLC Programming

The programmable logic controller (PLC) programming is a single point of failure for controls automation systems and therefore represents significant risk.

Through our experience implementing automation systems, we reduce this risk through in-house tools, high quality standards, and I/O emulation for complete off-line testing.

Our methodology and standards ensure rapid development cycles and proven results. The result is solution that works and software that is easy to maintain as a result of this consistency.

We have experience with the major controller suppliers including:

  • Rockwell / Allen-Bradley
  • Siemens
  • Schneider
  • GE Fanuc
  • Omron
  • ABB

Drives Engineering and Solutions

Drives are a major part of feeding and reacting to programmable logic controller (PLC) that it is becoming more and more required for the automation team to understand how to deliver an automation solution with drives and PLC working to gather.

Our methodology and standards ensure rapid development cycles and proven results. The result is solution that works and software that is easy to maintain as a result of this consistency.

We have experience with the major drive suppliers including:

  • Allen Bradley
  • Siemens
  • Telemecanique
  • Benshaw
  • ABB

Our solutions include drives equipment from major suppliers such as Rockwell, Siemens, ABB, and GE, as well as customized solutions such as SAFphire, a linear controller for closed loop applications. Our solutions utilize different types of motor drives including variable voltage variable frequency (VVVF) drives, direct current (DC) drives and variable frequency drives (VFD).

HMI / SCADA

When implementing any controls automation system, a critical success factor for reduced operational costs is how well operators and maintenance personnel can operate and manage the system on a day-to-day basis. And the key tools used are the graphical user interfaces and real-time dashboards provided by human machine interface (HMI) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software solutions.

With our vast experience in automation especially in the steel industry, we work with our customers, this allows operator and maintenance personnel to provide input at multiple stages throughout the project, which engages ownership of the solution and real-time control over the system which can substantially reduce the long term operational costs.

Our experience spans over 25 years with several manufacturers including:

  • Rockwell Software
  • Siemens
  • Wonderware
  • Intellution
  • GE Fanuc
  • US Data
  • Iconics
  • National Instruments
  • Computer Technology Corporation

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