Abacus Automation
Abacus Automation

Unit 16, Wareing Park, 2 Wareing Road, Pinetown, Durban

+27 31 702 5767
+27 82 783 7535
[email protected]

Core business offering: is an official solution partner in crane automation, motion control drives, scada, HMI and PLC automation.

Erasmus, Nico
Engineering Sales Manager/Director
[email protected]
Scott, Warren
Crane Automation Specialist/Director
[email protected]
Laumas Elettronica
(Shared Agency, System Integrator)
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
(Sole Agency)
Section - Computers & Software
- desktop
- laptop
- workstations
-Industrial computers
- PLC plug-in
-Input devices
- Touchscreens
- Monitors/display systems
-Communication medium
- Copper
- Optical fibre
- Radio
-Communication standard
- Ethernet/IP
- Fieldbus
- Modbus
- Other
- RS232/485/422
-Distributed I/O systems
- PLC-centric
-I/O blocks/modules
-Mounting methods
- DIN rail
- Panel/rack mount modules
- Plug in cards
-Operating features
- Diagnostic capability
- High temperature
- Intrinsically safe
- Sealed units
-Signal modules
- Analog
- Digital
- Mixed
- Alarm management
- Batch production
- Data acquisition, analysis
- Link to Windows databases
- Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
- Operator interface
- Programming languages
- Soft PLC
- System simulation/PID tuning
- Clipboard
- OPC clients
- C, Pascal, etc
- PLC languages
-Network communications
- Fieldbus
-Operating systems
- Windows 2000
- Windows 3.1
- Windows 7
- Windows 95/98
- Windows CE
- Windows NT
- Windows XP
Section - Data Acquisition & Remote Control
-Barcode systems
- Automated
- Printers
-Ethernet-based systems
-In-transit temperature/event
-Logging printers
-Machine health monitoring
-PC based data acquisition
- automatic data acquisition
- distributed data acquisition
- presentation/analysis software
-CIM/CAM - Computer Integrated/Aided Manufacturing
-MES - Manufacturing Execution Systems
-MIS - Management Information Systems
-Production management systems
-Integration into MES and ERP systems
-Number of I/O points
- 0-1024
- 0-32
- 0-512
- 0-64k
- Unlimited
-Number of PLC or I/O drivers
- >640
- 0-16
- 16-64
- 64-640
-Operating system
- .Net
- Windows 2000
- Windows 95/98
- Windows NT
-Standalone version available
-Cable telemetry
- copper wire
- Ethernet LAN
- fibre-optic
-Radio telemetry
-Remote sensing & control
- cable link
- cellular
- radio link
Section - Miscellaneous Hardware
-Explosion proof
-Fieldbus interface
-Harsh environment
-Optical fibre
-DIN rail-mount
-Fieldbus terminal blocks
-Fuse terminal blocks
-I/O system
-PLC interface
-Pluggable terminal blocks
Section - Networks for Communication & Control
-4-20mA analog loop
-Foundation Fieldbus
-Network analysers
- Ethernet
- Fieldbus Foundation
- Profibus
- Profinet
- RS232/422/485
-Remote I/O
-Universal Serial Bus (USB)
-Wireless (for industrial application only)
Section - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
-Entry level DCS
-Networked controllers
-PACs - Programmable Automation Controllers
-AC control
- Closed loop
- Flux vector
- Inverters - 1 phase AC
- Inverters - 3 phase AC
- Soft starter
-AC motors
- Induction motors - geared motor units
- Induction motors - over 10kW
- Induction motors - up to 10kW
- Synchronous motors - brushless
- Synchronous motors - permanent magnet
-DC control
- 4-quadrant control
- Speed control
-DC motors
- Brushless
- Geared
- Permanent magnet
- Wound field
-Microwave, guided & radar
-Vibrating fork
-Machine vision sensors
-Machine vision systems
-Visual inspection systems
-Automatic dispensing systems
-Belt scales
-Check weighers
-Drum filling
-Impact plate
-Weigh bridges
-Alarm indicators
-Digital process indicators
- Bar graphs
- Characters
- LCD, flat-panel
- Programmable message
- Touchscreens
-Analog I/O
- 1-16
- 17-64
- 65-256
- 257-512
- more than 512
-Digital I/O
- 1-16
- 17-64
- 65-256
- 257-512
- more than 512
-Networking organisation
- Host-to-PLC link
- PLC-to-PLC
- Remote I/O
- 20 mA loop
- Ethernet
- Fieldbus
- PLC-to-PLC
- Proprietary data bus
- Remote I/O
- RS232, RS422, RS485
-Operator interface panel
-PACs - Programmable Automation Controllers
- Diagnostic software
- Documenting software
- Function block diagram
- High level (C, Basic, etc.)
- IEC 1131
- Ladder diagram (relay logic)
- Logic diagram
- Sequential function chart
-Scan rate less than 1µs per step
-Scan rate less than 1ms per step
-Scan rate more than 1ms per step
-Computer interfaces
-Control transducers
- Displacement/position transducers
- Synchros & resolvers
- Tilt transducers
- Torque
-Programmable motion control systems
- Custom system design
- Servo systems
- Stepper systems
-Rotary encoders
-Servo amplifiers
- Electronic
- Magnetic
-Servo motors
- Brushless DC motors
- Cage rotor induction motors
- DC motors
- Geared motor units
- Linear motors
- Stepper motors
- Synchro motors
-Differential pressure transducers
-Pressure switches
-Colour mark
-Edge detection
-Limit switch
-Panel-mount indicators
Section - Services & Systems
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Process control
- System wiring/installation
- Other
- scada
-System integration/consulting
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Materials handling
- Other
- Process control
- Production management
- Quality control
- Scada/DCS/PLC
- Telemetry
- Warehousing
-Batch production
-Energy management
-Environmental control & monitoring
-Extrusion control
-Food & beverage
-Injection moulding
- cutting, drilling
-Materials handling
-Packaging and Labelling
-Power generation & distribution
-Pulp & paper
-Rubber & plastics
-Water & waste water
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