Reelstand Upgrade, New York, USA

David Tye

Working for the Machine OEM providing commissioning and site management services, we oversaw the conversion of 50 x Goss CT45 reel stands. Moving from the old APCS single board computers to New B&R x20 PLC and B&R Servo drives for the reel running belts. Once converted we would recommission the RTP and bring them back into production with production monitoring.

Sharing Our Experience

David Tye

A Siemens S7 basic training course has been successfully been presented at our Chorley office to one of our Clients, covering all the basics from creating a projects, writing code and fault finding. The course was tailored to their specific needs using code examples from the sites equipment. Contact us to see if we can help with your training requirements.

Siemens S7 Software and DCS interface for Offshore Desalination Rig

David Tye

Using TIA portal to create PLC and HMI programs for a Siemens S7-300 + HMI system to control a desalination skid that was going to be used on a gas production platform in the North Sea. Lots of Instruments for Pressure, Flow, level and analytical measurements feed into the PLC system and the gas platform’s DCS system interfaces with the Siemens S7 system using Modbus/TCP on the Siemens Ethernet Comms module.

DGM Upgrade

David Tye

Working for the newly formed Prima Group in Manroland Goss, we provided commissioning and software services to upgrade a shaftless DGM web offset printing press at Action Printing in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin USA. The press has three DGM 440 units, two DGM 1030 Folders, with Jardis Reelstands, infeeds and web guides.
The upgrade involved replacing the GE Fanuc PLCs with Allen Bradley Compact Logix controllers, whilst retaining the Profibus Wago IO, and indramat Diax04 drives and PPC controllers.
For information on Press Controls Upgrades Please Contact us.

Control Panel Building

David Tye

Ready, Steady Build.
Steve has been a busy few weeks building another of our standard 18.5Kw Soft Start panels for a vacuum pumps for Hexpol TPE.
Utilising a Siemens Soft Starter and Allen Bradley Micrologix PLC, these control panels give flexibility and control to Hexpol for their process.

Controls Upgrade Management and System Commissioning USA

David Tye

Starting Printing Press Conversion, Number 5 of 5 presses.
As part of an Ongoing Contract we are working with ManrolandGoss, we are providing our conversion management and commissioning services for a large press upgrade project in New York, USA.
Replacing the old Goss Colorliners MAC and DRINK controllers with the latest B&R X20 PLCs, and replacing ten Allen Bradley 1336 150HP AC Drives with the latest Allen Bradley Powerflex 755 AC Drives.
For information on Press Controls Upgrades Please Contact us at

Hydro Generator Service Visit

David Tye

A day out by the river at South Esk.
Providing our services for an Electrical Service inspection of a 100 Kw Hydro generator, inspecting, testing and cleaning the control panel, drive and generator. The Hydro has now generated 604MWh of clean renewable energy, and after the service will continue to add to this total for many years to come.
For further details on our service visits please contact us.


Commissioning Of A Caustic Dosing System


The Caustic Dosing System is an add-on to our mixing and batching system which allows the operators to add a caustic liquid into 8 of their 10,000Kg mixers safely. It accurately measures the liquid by means of Endress & Hauser flowmeters.

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