Key to the design and development of any system is the quality and flexibility of the products on which it is based.
AIS recommend Siemens Automation products for PLC and SCADA based applications, but also have extensive experience of working with other vendor’s equipment. We will both recommend and use alternative manufacturers where the application requirements demand it.
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Software (SCADA) is the main tool used to deliver monitoring and control functions and deliver integrated systems. AIS are specialists in designing and developing systems using Siemens SCADA products plus in-house developments including:
Integrated PLC and SCADA development
Embedded control systems
Built in plant simulation capability
Process & Manufacturing SCADA
SCADA software tools developed by AIS for specialist applications (such as high speed data acquisition)
PLCs provide the core control element of most systems – providing the interface to the plant and undertaking the automated control. AIS deliver systems based primarily on Siemens S7 range but are also capable of designing and developing systems based on Rockwell and GE Fanuc. Products include:
Entry level product
Easily embedded in third party equipment
Extensive networking and I/O options
Siemens S7-400 FH
Fault tolerant and safety rated up to SIL3 (BS EN 61508)
Video Automatic Incident Detection (VAID) and CCTV
Distributed temperature sensors
and fire optic based cable detection
CO – NO – NO2
Operator involvement and training are key to any life safety system
Voice Alarm and
Voice Over IP
DATA STORAGE / REPORTING / ANALYTICS
All systems generate data – the key to system integration is transforming that data into information that can be used to improve the performance of plant and equipment, improve maintenance and ultimately generate benefits for the business.
Siemens SCADA products have database connectivity and operate with a wide range of reporting tools and their latest development – Mindsphere for secure cloud data storage, sharing and analytics.
Oracle – SQL Server – MySQL
BERT – Crystal Reports
Storage & Analytics