Engineers programming a PLC

Independent support for PLCs

Programmable Logic Controllers are the workhorses of modern manufacturing. They are relatively cheap, incredibly reliable, and capable of running continuously without fault for decades. However as technology has advanced the humble PLC's role has expanded to include much more than just simple control operations. PLCs are now used collect and analyse diagnostic and quality data, interface with a wide variety of equipment and systems, and ensure the safety of workers. With so much reliance on these devices it can be anything from mildly annoying to utterly soul-destroying when you experience problems.

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. Lack of a validated backup and written recovery/restore procedure can mean it takes days rather than minutes to recover from system failures or security incidents.
  2. Changes and modifications. Out of date systems which aren't fit for purpose can be worse than having no automation at all. It leads to people work around, rather than benefit from, your expensive technology.
  3. Integrating equipment from different manufacturers. Crucial to centrally capture, store and analyse valuable plant data but often seen as a nice to have, then never done.
  4. Recovery from software corruption, hardware failure or power disruption. It's years since you last had to do this. Documentation (if it ever existed) is lost or out of date and you're running out of people in the company who remember how to do it.

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 Richard, a passionate control systems engineer experienced in saving companies like yours from exactly these problems. Choose a time to speak with us and take the opportunity to reboot..."

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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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