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Support for legacy Distributed Control Systems

Proprietary Distributed Control Systems are incredibly reliable, capable of running plants consistently for decades. However this performance comes with a cost. Original Equipment Manufacturers often charge huge sums to modify, service or upgrade your system. Putting these jobs off for too long will set you up for an expensive rip and replace project. These are risky and can cause significant disruption - particularly if your workforce is resistant to change after years of ignoring problems and making do.

Which of these 4 activities do you need help with?

If you're struggling with one or more, you'll benefit from an 'automation reboot' session. 30 minutes with an experienced engineer who will understand your issues then suggest ways to make these tasks more manageable.

  1. Routine maintenance and updates. If these are left too long it can take days rather than minutes to recover from system failures or security incidents.
  2. Changes and modifications. Out of date control systems aren't fit for purpose, leading people to work around, rather than benefit from them.
  3. Integrating 3rd party equipment. Crucial to capture, store and analyse valuable process data but often seen as a nice to have, then never done.
  4. Adding extra features. Your sophisticated DCS isn't delivering the benefits promised thanks to constraints during the initial project. It now feels too hard or too expensive to add extra functions.

You'll leave the call with clear actions you can take, not a recommendation to give us money. Arrange it now:


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Richard Banyard

"I'm a passionate control systems engineer experienced in saving companies like yours from exactly these problems. My team and I specialise in returning DCSs from being a drain on resources to an effective tool for improving business performance. Choose a time to speak with us and take the opportunity to reboot."
Richard Banyard   Managing Director


Don't just take my word for it

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"DENSO have been using Op-tec Systems for over 16 years now, for projects of varying size and complexity. Op-tec falls into that small niche market of being able to integrate 'Information Technology' into 'Automation'. It is in this aspect where I have found Op-tec Systems to be second to none"
Simon Warner   Software Engineer

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"For over 9 years Kimberly-Clark's Barrow Mill has used Op-tec for training, project work and service support. They've allowed us to continue using our legacy RS3 DCS, delaying significant capital investment. Op-tec have always provided a high-quality, reliable service and are quick to respond. Having their expertise on-demand allows us to focus on other activities, knowing our control system is in safe hands"
Jamie Mattimore   Electrical Engineer

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"Op-tec has assisted Perenco in the supply of engineers with specific project deliverables, which they always achieved ahead of schedule and within budget. Their staff were dedicated, well thought of within Perenco and were often requested to return for extra project work and occasionally for Operational Support"
Allen Goodchild   Maximo Team Leader

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"During the 16 years in which Op-tec has worked on Veolia's sites, they have proved to be an outstanding and dependable performer, providing a first-class support package. We are confident in their expertise and abilities"
Keith Leonard   Technical and Performance Director


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