| Programming Services
Our primary focus is programming services, and we
regularly provide programming support for systems integrators and OEMs
on projects large and small. Whether working as part of a team on a
multi-million dollar plant upgrade, or designing and developing a small
machine, we work to define and meet the customer's requirements. This
often includes assisting in initial scope definition and documentation.
| System Upgrades
We have helped specify and implement a number of
machine upgrades to vintage equipment that is still viable. This
extends the life of capital equipment, and usually improves performance
as well. Upgrades typically involve replacing or adding a new PLC
system, converting the old program or relay logic with new code, and
replacing arrays of buttons and indicators with user-friendly
touch-screen interfaces. Since downtime must be kept to a minimum when
upgrading equipment that is actively being used, we work with the
customer to create and meet a reasonable installation schedule.
We have a strong background in onsite work,
assist in making equipment perform, whether we designed the system or
not. From the ideal (drawings up-to-date, programs well-documented) to
the less-than-ideal (PLC fried in a power surge with no back-ups or
drawings), we have seen the spectrum and are able to deliver.