Optim Controls is a Newcastle-based company with focus on increasing reliability and efficiency at production sites. With over 10 years of experience in electrical and controls engineering in mining and manufacturing industries, we genuinely believe that less is more and our focus is on making automation simple and accessible in these industries. We work with businesses helping them to improve operations via automation, robotics and data gathering.
To develop a complete automation solution it requires to use a variety of tools. We have experience and knowledge of most common PLCs, SCADA and software languages to achieve automation goals and satisfy the requirements.
In PLC programming we generally work with ControlLogix Allen Bradley PLCs, however we have strong experience with the following PLCs:
- Allen Bradley MicroLogix programming with RSLogix500
- Siemens S7-1200 programming with TIA
- Schneider Electric Modicon M340 and M580 programming with Unity Pro
less experience but willing to increase our knowledge on Omron and Mitsubishi PLCs.
SCADA is a computer system for gathering and analysing real time data. We have a strong knowledge of the following SCADA and HMI systems:
- Citect SCADA
- Allen Bradley PanelView HMIs
- Node-RED, an open source framework developed by IBM allows create a quick and reliable solutions for simple applications, such as machinery HMIs.
In software development we have a strong programming experience in the following programming languages:
- NodeJS / Typescript
- C# and .NET
Development of computer programs on these programming languages helps achieve integration into local ERP system, industrial IoT and robotics.
In robotics we have an advance knowledge of integrating robotic arms into production process. It includes integration of machine vision systems and image recognition into PLC controlled environment. We have an experience of working on the following robots:
- Yaskawa Motoman
- ABB IRB robots