Why Automate

  • Our Automation Solutions can be integrated with existing mechanical equipment and machinery in order to make operation more effective and efficient meaning considerable savings can be achieved on capital expenditure, where a perfectly good machine framework or assembly can be brought up to modern day technology without having to buy a brand new machine.
  • Reduce running costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Improve the operator experience
  • Reduce energy costs and contribute to climate improvement
  • Improvements on controls (whether it be pushbutton stations or MMI interface upgrades) to make the process easier to understand for operators, so reducing costly errors and downtime from someone pressing the wrong button [or frequently on older machinery, the button with no label, as we have all experienced]
  • Improvements to the control panel hardware, with the use of PLC’s, soft starters, variable frequency drives, making the process more energy efficient and leaner in operation
  • Easier maintenance as less moving parts, reduced wiring (correspondingly less failures in operation)
  • Expand out existing tasks and processes with modern control solutions to optimise the final product or finish, improve quality and reduce failures in the process.
  • Improved diagnostics capability. Is it about to fail? Did it fail? How did it fail? What can be implemented to reduce or eliminate the root cause of failure? All of these techniques are the basis of modern Lean Solutions for control automation. In the past switching on an output would only confirm that you have actioned a command to do something. With Smartwire DT the diagnostics will tell you that what you want to switch on is actually present. Feedback is digital within the system and available throughout the automation platform. Data and information are more and more essential in the modern world. Did it switch on, if so how long, how often….. need to know? We will with Smartwire DT. Its inbuilt into the software functionality and is free information for your use.
  • Don’t want to change your Siemens or Rockwell PLC’s? You don’t have to. Smartwire DT can be integrated into your Siemens or Rockwell platform, so you don’t have to learn a new programming language. The hardware can be built and directly addressed via an electronic file loaded into your controller. You have the best of both worlds. No expensive changing of software, no retraining of your engineering staff.
  • Don’t need additional hardware or a physical control panel? Need a software solution to a problem? We have direct access to the Eaton Technical Automation engineers and solution partners network. If we don’t have the answer, rest assured one of our partners will! The partner network gives access to 100’s of years of valuable knowledge and Experience of a vast range of industries and applications, allowing you, the customer, the ability to draw on this vast knowledge bank for use in your applications.