Automation Engineering

Efficiency. Productivity. Reliability.

Manufacturing has been around long enough now that outdated hardware, technology, and left-behind architecture is a moment’s notice away from halting production in any number of facilities across the United States. Flexware Innovation has extensive experience bringing all of those out-of-date platforms up to the cutting edge hardware and best-practice programming standards, regardless of which automation vendor may suit your facility the best.

We can also architect, design, test, implement, and validate any process or operation in many industrial sectors including food and beverage, steel, life science, automotive, and other general discrete manufacturing. Our breadth and depth of experience in the automation space makes us capable partners that can solve your problems efficiently, effectively, and carry you in to the future of manufacturing and operational excellence.

Our Automation Team can help bridge the gap between traditional automated systems and higher-level manufacturing IT and enterprise systems.

Competencies

Mitsubishi Electric
siemens
rockwell automation
Wonderware
kepware
TrakSys
Ignition
Opto22
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Services and Solutions

  • PLC Programming
  • HMI/SCADA
  • Historian
  • Batch Control
  • Line Control/ OEM Integration
  • Power/Drives Engineering
  • Motion Control

Process Automation (Food & Beverage)

Process skid development for new or existing process applications such as CIP/SIP, Aseptic Dosing, and Retort. Rockwell Certified PlantPAx engineers with deep understanding of the full Process Object Library and all PASS architecture requirements.

Legacy Automation Upgrades

Legacy hardware upgrades for Allen-Bradley PLC-5 or conversion of automation architecture to entirely different PLC platform. Capable of utilizing the Rockwell Automation PLC-5 migration tool or custom redevelopment of logic. This can also encompass upgrading outdated industrial networking protocol. Familiar with complete hardware replacement or use of Allen-Bradley 1771 conversion hardware.

Site Assessments

Baseline automation assessments for any technology or automation platform. This includes industrial networking analysis, inventory baseline, and recommendations on life cycle upgrades for automation equipment.

Level 1 Plant Automation and Data Readiness Assessment

Understanding where and what is controlling your key assets from a hardware, software, and connectivity prospective is essential to place a smart investment strategy forward. To help achieve Industry 4.0 value, our engineers will map and outline where your Automation assets place on a Data Readiness and I4.0 Maturity Index – creating logical project planning and data driven capital investments.

Consulting and Planning Services

  • Legacy Control Modernization Planning and Consulting Services
  • Industrial Network Modernization and Planning

Proof of Concept and Process Improvement R&D

Working with leading-edge scientists to investigate and apply new technologies and techniques for manufacturing and process control. We can help prototype new equipment and test new strategies to help industry leaders stay on top.

Manufacturing Process Simulation

Provide offline process simulations to help train operations and maintenance personnel in real life operating scenarios. Use simulations to investigate process capabilities, identify bottlenecks and investigate process changes before investing in major upgrades.

Flexware Innovation

Flexware Innovation is the go-to engineering firm for high-potential manufacturers, helping forward thinkers in manufacturing and related industries build comprehensive and long-lasting solutions with ease.