New office / workshop in Cupar, Fife

David Tye

In December 2020, we are opening a new office in Cupar, Fife to expand our Automation and controls business in Scotland. From the new office we can provide all of our existing services, full turnkey automation projects, control panel building, PLC software design, HMI software design, automation control retrofits and upgrades, commissioning and contract work.

If you require any have any control and automation projects in the Scotland please get in touch.

Cupar Office number  +44(0) 1333 670 888

For Sale Automation Hardware

David Tye

Electrical Part Finder is a service we offer for both buying and selling older obsolete harder to find Electrical Automation Hardware. We hold a stock of new and used PLCs, PLC I/O Cards, HMIs, Drives, Motors, Motor Control Gear and Switchgear.

Update of our P3 MAS Recipe System

David Tye

Having served us well over the past 10 years, it was time to rewite our P3 MAS (Mixer Automation System) to bring it up to date with Technology. Written originally in 2010 for a Windows XP / 7 machine using an SQL database, it has worked flawlessly making thousands of batches of Fabric Conditioner and All-purpose cleaners over the past 10 years.

With Microsoft removing support for windows 7, it was time for a complete rewrite. Moving away from the SQL database to Flat XML files will allow easier backup and restore of recipe files and direct communications to the Siemens S7 and Allen Bradley PLCs will simplify the PLC code required for the system. Fully windows 10 compliant the new system will now be called “MixerNet” as it uses the Microsoft .Net framework.

Safe Contactor Accreditation Renewal Approved

David Tye

Alcumus Safe Contractor has performed the annual audit of our procedures, RAMS, Insurance and Policies, giving our customers peace of mind that they are employing a “Safe Contractor” who will work safely on their sites. Accreditation has been awarded again for the next 12 months.

Always Working Safely on Site.

Customer Support Contracts

David Tye

One of our customers, a large manufacturer of household liquids such as bleach, washing up liquid and fabric conditioners in Manchester have placed an order for our silver support contract, giving them 24 Hour callouts, VPN Remote Support, Siemens PLC Training, Apprentice Development and Peace of Mind.

Critical Breakdown. DeviceNet Fault Diagnostic on 20 head Bleach Filling machine

David Tye

Breakdown call out to diagnose and fix a machine fault on a Farason 20 head bleach filling machine in Manchester. Cable and termination issues were causing the loss of all 20 loadcells on a DeviceNet network. Various fault-finding skills and the digital storage oscilloscope were used to identify problems with cable lengths, Baud Rates, and terminations.

The machine is now back in production filling on all 20 heads.

P3 Automation mixer system goes on and on!

David Tye

One of our mixing systems that was installed in 2010 has now produced
13,682 x 10 Ton Batches of Fabric Conditioner
• Producing 136,824,168 Liters of Fabric Conditioner
• Which will have filled a whopping 182,432,224 Bottles (750ml) of Fabric Conditioner

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.