Automated systems are a proven team of electrical, instrument and automation engineers.

We design, build, test and commission control systems for industrial applications. 

Systems experience includes hands on knowledge with some of the largest and most ambitious SCADA, PLC & DCS projects within WA & Australia over the last ten years.

Buzzwords we believe in

  • Consistent, consistent and consistent
  • Fit for Purpose one button, remote telemetry, batched, sequenced and otherwise
  • Fault Tolerant any single E,I & A failure will not bring down your plant
  • Fail Safe for those bad days your plant will live to fight again, without your help
  • Integrated ensured by a through approach to all aspects of design and implementation
  • Reliable only proven products, used in local industries are recommended
  • Excellence - quality engineering, of both hardware and software solutions
  • Elegant - everything as simple as possible, and no simpler = low maintenance cost
  • Intuitive goes without thinking

Why plant automation?

The return on investment for any plant is dictated by cash flow, ie; operating cost and profit from product sales.  Profit is driven by -

  • Product quality - allow the control system to operate the plant, your operators can concentrate on monitoring and improving process, product quality, and optimising cycle times.  A deterministic control system will always operate your plant in exactly the same method.  Quality can be studied using recognised statistical techniques and improved scientifically and reliably.
  • Plant safety - by requiring the control system to run the plant, it must meet standards for safe operation in both normal conditions and abnormal conditions.   Common HAZOP criteria such as failure modes, common mode failures, safety interlocks, and process interlocks will provide an immediate and more sophisticated level of safety not available from mechanical systems.
  • Fault Finding - the control system and associated data acquistition systems allow detailed process, mechanical, electrical and instrument faults to be identifed early, and with certainty.  This provides minimum down time, maximum availablity and a steady, planned maintenance workload.
  • Slow and Steady - a control system can operate your plant at it's maximum throughput 24hrs a day.  It can be taught to identify the limiting criteria of the respective processes and will remain within those bounds.  It can do this for each single process in the plant simultaneously, in effect allowing bottlenecks to be readily identified.
  • Domino Effect - a single fault will often trigger a chain of events the can stop the whole plant.  By the time the original fault has been identifed, vessels have backed up, fluidised beds have slumped, lines have blocked, and the process requires considerable cleanup to restart.  Adequate consideration of these events, and incorporating "failure modes" into all control processes, will ensure that the original fault does not result in lengthy delays and otherwise avoidable costs.

This sounds simple - why make such a big deal about it?  The control system dicates all aspects of the plant operation, it is the common interface for all mechanical and process systems, vendor packages, diagnostics, production reporting etc.  If it is wrong, or difficult to use, difficult to interpret, slow to use, unreliable, unstable, unsafe, not fit-for-purpose, you will find yourself struggling (at least) to achieve production targets.  It is very important that you and your staff be able to trust the control system to operate the plant.


To find out more about our buisness and what we believe in, contact us for details on what we can do for your plant.