CONTROL SYSTEM ENGINEERING
YOUR CONTROL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS PARTNER!
At Triple I, our Engineering & Technology team deliver fit-for-purpose solutions using a wide variety of programmable logic controller (PLC), human machine interface (HMI) and SCADA platforms. Our solutions can be customised, accommodating to existing equipment and instrument requirements, to deliver the desired outcomes as specified by your needs. Our control system engineering solutions include extensive software planning and testing so that our systems are delivered to site ready for commissioning.
As a reliable control system partner our services include but are not limited to:
- Control systems design
- Industrial network design
- Functional safety design
- Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) software development
- PLC and HMI platform upgrades
- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), and radio telemetry systems
- Configuration of network components and field devices
- Data collation and project documentation management
- Integration and factory acceptance testing
- Site testing and commissioning
- Performance optimisation and testing
- Continuing site and remote support
- Error diagnosis and troubleshooting
YOUR EXPERIENCED SYSTEM INTEGRATORS
Triple I is a recognised systems integrator for Optrix and Rockwell Automation control systems products. We partner with the best in the industry to get the job done.
Our engineers have extensive design and programming experience with a wide variation of industrial software and hardware platforms including:
- Optrix (ARDI including ARDI-AR, ARDI-360 & ARDI VE)
- Rockwell Automation (ControlLogix, FactoryTalk View, Plant Pax Distributed Control System, E3 Plus, RSLogix500)
- Yokogawa (Centum VP, CS3000, uXL)
- Schneider Electric (Modicon, Citect, Unity, Wonderware, EcoStruxure, AVEVA)
- PILZ (PAS, PSEN, PNOS, PVIS, PSS, zenon)
- Siemens (Simatic S7, Step 7, Simocode)
- Weidmuller (u-create ResMa, Eco Explorer Go)
- Red Lion (Crimson, EDICT-97, OPCWorx, RLCPro, DeviceNet EDS Files, Profibus GSD Files)
WHY CHOOSE TRIPLE I AS YOUR CONTROL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS PARTNER?
BENEFITS AT A GLANCE
Our control system engineering solutions ensure that there is a strategic method to improving your operations productivity and enhancing the best practices of your company. Our services have proven to optimise controls and reduce human errors that have the potential to significant safety, operational, environmental, or financial impact.
Our control system solutions can help:
Eliminate redundant manual controls and associated labour costs. Automate processes and reduce human errors.
Error diagnosis is easier and faster, enabling operational, engineering and maintenance staff to make informed decisions and act sooner, reducing downtime.
Safer working environment
Greater understanding of the work environment gives you critical advantage in keeping staff safe.
All control systems are designs fit-for-purpose, meaning they are completely customised to your operations processes, needs, and expected outcomes.
Predictive maintenance measures can be initiated by pre-programed alerts indicating when an error or issue occurs. This has proven to increase the lifecycle of an asset.
Minimise threat of exposure
Control and minimise threat or exposure that is created when there is a failure, fault, or breakdown.
Streamline training and reduce reliance on informal channels for asset information including asset history and operation instructions.
Be informed, along with staff, with current information located at the operations panel or platform dashboard.
Safety & Compliance
Be assured your staff work safely and in compliance with company and legislative standards.
Optimised performance, reduced downtime, and minimised time on individual tasks aids in the overall reduction of costs of operations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING?
WHAT IS A CONTROL SYSTEM?
In simple terms, a control system manages, commands, directs, or regulates the behaviour of other devices or systems using control loops.
Control systems are used in Industrial Automation to regulate how machines and devices function in actual time. They range from simple single devices to complex large industrial computer control systems used for controlling processes or machinery.
There are two main types of control action: open-loop control and closed-loop control. In an open-loop control system, the ‘corrective’ action of the controller is not dependent on the value of the process variable. Conversely, for a closed-loop control system, the controller action is dependent on the desired and actual process variable, relying on the feedback signal from the process.
The main control loop types utilised in industries include:
- Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems – SCADA refers to computer applications and hardware components designed for remote process control. Data is logged and monitored for issues, which send an alert to a control room to be fixed manually.
- Industrial control systems (ICS) – ICS is the integration of hardware and software devices via wired and wireless devices to control critical industrial processes.
- Distributed control systems (DCS) – DCSs are computerised control systems for plants or large facilities. They comprise several control loops with distributed, dedicated controllers rather than a central control system.
Depending on the application, different types of control equipment can be used, including:
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
- Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) Controller
- Industrial Sensors
- Intelligent Electrical Devices (IEDs)
- Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)
- Human Machine Interface (HMI) platforms
WHAT IS CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING?
Control systems engineering is a field of engineering that is wide and varied, requiring a broad skill set including electrical, mechanical and computer software systems.
Control systems engineering is a field of engineering that focuses on designing, developing, and implementing automated devices into a system. It is concerned with the monitoring and regulating device behaviour, with a focus on electrical devises and computing.
Control systems engineering is about understanding how processes can be managed by automation instrumentation and devices. The aim of control systems engineering is to bring stability and in doing so produce desired outcomes. It includes:
- Considering the functionality of how devices monitor signals
- Understanding control processes and operation procedures
- Measuring and optimising performance
- Data collation and distribution
WHAT IS A SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR?
A systems integrator is a company that specialises in bringing together sub-components or subsystems, including hardware, software, networking, and storage products, into one all-encompassing computer system while ensuring complete functionality.
In most organisations that require system integrations, there is a need to improve efficiency, and thereby productivity and quality assurance. The goal is often to avoid time and effort spent manually sharing information, internally within the organisation or between components, as well as externally with suppliers. A main benefit experienced from system integration is increased information or data flow and improved operational costs.
WHAT IS A ‘’RECOGNISED SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR’’?
A ‘Recognised System Integrator’ is an official supplier partner or a member of a partner network for a specific automation solutions brand or company.
To be a ‘Recognised System Integrator’ means we have the industry and system experience to provide automation solutions and support for the brand or company.
Our Engineers are committed to delivering the best technical solutions and customer service that lead with the latest innovations in control systems engineering.
To learn more about our control and automation services, contact us today!