IBG
Autocon Systems

Plot 212 Bashewa, Saturn Street, Tiegerpoort, Pretoria

tel:  
+27 11 823 5555
cell:  
+27 82 396 5392
email:  
[email protected]
url:  
www.autocon.co.za

Core business offering: specialises in engineering expertise for practical automation solutions and support and sales of hi-tech automation products.


Coetzee, Letitia
Administrator & Receptionist
[email protected]
Du Plessis, Bianca
Projects Coordinator
[email protected]
Prinsloo, Debbi
Financial Manager
[email protected]
Prinsloo, Louwtjie
Technical Manager
[email protected]
Adroit Technologies
(System Integrator)
AVEVA
(Sub Agency)
Citect
(System Integrator)
LS Industrial Systems
(System Integrator)
Rockwell Automation
(System Integrator)
Schneider Electric
(System Integrator)
Unitronics
(System Integrator)
Section - Computers & Software
-Electrical design
-Instrumentation design
-Mechanical design
-Communication medium
- Copper
- Optical fibre
- Radio
-Communication standard
- Ethernet/IP
- Modbus
- Other
- RS232/485/422
-I/O blocks/modules
-Mounting methods
- DIN rail
- Panel/rack mount modules
- Plug in cards
-Operating features
- Diagnostic capability
- Intrinsically safe
-Signal modules
- Analog
- Digital
- Mixed
-Applications
- Batch production
- Calibration management
- Data acquisition, analysis
- Direct control
- Drivers
- DSP (digital signal processing) software
- Dynamic link to libraries (DLL)
- Expert systems
- Fuzzy logic
- Link to Windows databases
- Operator interface
- Programming languages
- Soft PLC
- SPC/SQC
- System simulation/PID tuning
-Datasharing
- Clipboard
- DDE
- OLE
- OPC clients
-Language
- MS Visual Basic
- PLC languages
-Network communications
- IPX/SPX
- NetBEUI
- TCP/IP
-Operating systems
- DOS
- OS/2 Warp
- Windows 2000
- Windows 3.1
- Windows 95/98
- Windows NT
Section - Data Acquisition & Remote Control
-Barcode systems
- Automated
- Handheld
- Printers
-Ethernet-based systems
-In-transit temperature/event
-Logging printers
-Machine health monitoring
-Sampling equipment
- liquids
- solids
-Alarms
-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
- OS/2 Warp
- Windows 2000
- Windows 95/98
- Windows NT
-Redundancy
-Reports
-Standalone version available
-Cable telemetry
- copper wire
- Ethernet LAN
- fibre-optic
-Radio telemetry
-Remote sensing & control
- cable link
- cellular
- from rotating shaft
- infrared (IR)
- radio link
Section - Miscellaneous Hardware
-DC-DC converters
-Instrument power supplies
-Load management
-Mains AC-DC converters
-Power factor correction
-Uninterruptible power supplies
-Boxes - electronics
- Metal construction
- Plastic construction
-Cabinets
- Explosion protected
- Free-standing
- Industrial computers
- Wall mount
-Desks, consoles, furniture
-Heavy duty power switching
-Relays
- DIN-rail mount
- General purpose, control
- Plug-in
- Time delay
-Switches
- Foot-operated
- Key-lock
- Pushbutton-control
- Rotary selector
- Thumb-wheel encoded output
-Audible alarms
- Bells
- Horns, sirens
-Emergency stop switches
-Fuses
- Fast-acting
- Normal
- Slow-blow
-Key-lock switches
-Light curtains
-Protection relays
- Over/under voltage
- Over-current
- Phase balance
- Phase sequence
- Pump protection
- Thermal overload, motor protection
-Rope-pull switches
-Safety limit switches
-Thermal magnetic circuit breakers
-Visible alarms
- Annunciator displays
- Indicator lights
- Industrial beacons
-DIN rail-mount
-I/O system
-PLC interface
-Pluggable terminal blocks
-Screwed clamp
Section - Networks for Communication & Control
-4-20mA analog loop
-ASI
-DCS Data Highway
-Ethernet
-Interbus-S
-Modbus
-PLC Data Highway
-Profibus
-Remote I/O
-RS232/422/485
-WorldFIP
Section - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
-Electric
-Hydraulic
-Pneumatic
-Valve position transmitters
- Valve positioners
-Sliding/knife gate
-Solenoid
-Communications
- Fieldbus
- RS232
- RS422/RS485
-Functionality
- Adaptive gain
- Auto/self tuning
- Logic
- Maths/calculations
- Pattern/profile
- PID/PD
- Ratio control
- Scaling of I/O
-Inputs
- 0/4-20mA
- mV/V
- RTD
- Strain gauge
- Thermocouple
-Number of loops
- >16
- 1-16
-Outputs
- 0/4-20 mA
- 0-5V
- mA/mV
- Pulse
- Relay contact
-Panel size (mm)
- 150x150
- 24x48
- 48x48
- 48x96
- 72x72
- 96x96
-Visual display
-DCS
-Emergency shut-down systems
-AC control
- Closed loop
- Inverters - 1 phase AC
- Inverters - 3 phase AC
- Soft starter
-Flowmeters (application)
- Partially filled pipes/channels
-Flowmeters (type)
- Clamp-on, non-invasive
- Coriolis
- Custody transfer
- Differential pressure (DP)
- Doppler ultrasonic
- Magnetic/electromagnetic
- Mass
- Open channel, flume, weir
- Orifice plate, flow nozzle
- Pelton wheel
- Pitot tube
- Positive displacement
- Solids
- Target
- Thermal dispersion/calorific
- Turbine
- Variable area
- Venturi tube
- V-notch
- Vortex
- Wedge
-Monitors/indicators
-Pipeline monitors
-Regulators
-Switches
-Totalisers and correlators
-Actuators
-Cylinders
-Valves
-Capacitive & conductive
-Fibre-optic
-Float-operated
-Loadcell
-Microwave, guided & radar
-Pressure/hydrostatic
-Tank gauging
-Thermistor / thermal
-Tilt switch
-Ultrasonic
-Vibrating fork
-Automatic dispensing systems
-Batching
-Belt scales
-Blending
-Check weighers
-Coriolis
-Density
-Drum filling
-Impact plate
-In-motion
-Loadcell
-Weigh bridges
-Alarm indicators
-Analog panel meters
-Annunciator panels
-Digital panel meters
-Digital process indicators
-Displays
- Bar graphs
- Characters
- CRT
- Display wall (control room)
- LCD, flat-panel
- Programmable message
- Touchscreens
-Handheld terminals
-Keyboards
- Custom
- Desktop
- Flat-panel
- Rackmount
- Sealed
-Keypads
- Harsh-environment
- Key-switch
- Membrane
- Outdoor (weather-proof)
-Portable servers
-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
-Display
-Multiprocessor
-Networking organisation
- Host-to-PLC link
- PLC-to-PLC
- Remote I/O
-Networking
- 20 mA loop
- Ethernet
- Fieldbus
- PLC-to-PLC
- Proprietary data bus
- Remote I/O
- RS232, RS422, RS485
-Operator interface panel
-Programming
- 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
-Actuators
- Linear
- Rotary
-Controllers/logic devices
-Cylinders
- Double acting
- Positioners
- Rodless
- Single acting
-Filters
-Motors
-Pressure/vacuum switches
-Tubes & fittings
-Valves
- Check
- Flow
- Gauge
- Isolation
- Manifolds
- Pressure
-Computer interfaces
-Control transducers
- Displacement/position transducers
- Synchros & resolvers
- Tacho generators
- Tilt transducers
- Torque
-Flexible shafts
-Gearboxes
-Programmable motion control systems
- Custom system design
- Hydraulic drive systems
- Pneumatic drive systems
- 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
-Capacitive
-Colour mark
-Edge detection
-Inductive
-Infrared
-Laser
-Limit switch
-Machine guard
-Magnetic
-Photoelectric
-Ultrasonic
-Peripherals
- grippers
- welding
-Robots
-Current
-Density
-Displacement
-Fibre-optic
-Flow
-Level
-Light intensity
-Loadcell
-Mass
-Metal detectors
-Moisture
-Thickness
-Vibration
-Amplifiers & pre-amplifiers
-Converters
- A-D
- D-A
- I-P, P-I
- mV/current
- Power (VAR, F, kWh, etc.)
- Programmable
-Isolators
-Multiplexers
-Root extractors
-Infrared (IR) line scan
-IR non-contact
-Panel-mount indicators
-Pyrometers (IR non-contact)
-RTDs (Pt 100, Ni)
-Temperature switches
-Thermistors (PTC, NTC)
-Thermocouple extension cables
-Thermocouple reference units
-Thermocouples (Type S, T, etc)
-Thermowells
-Counters
- Batch
- Mechanical
- Panel mount
- Rail mount
-Timers
- Analog
- Digital
- Panel mount
- Rail mount
-Conductivity
-Control signal
-Differential pressure
-Electrical power
-Flow
-Frequency
-Gas
-Level
-pH
-Pneumatic
-Pressure
-Resistance
-Temperature
-Universal, programmable
-Vibration
Section - Services & Systems
-Contractors
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Industrial lighting
- Maintenance
- Materials handling
- Process control
- System wiring/installation
-Programmers
- Other
- PLC
- scada
-Project Management
-System integration/consulting
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Information systems
- Materials handling
- Process control
- Production management
- Scada/DCS/PLC
- Telemetry
- Warehousing
-Automotive
-Batch production
-Blending
-Boiler/furnace control
-Chemicals
-Energy management
-Environmental control & monitoring
-Extrusion control
-Food & beverage
-Furnace control & management
-Injection moulding
-Materials handling
-Mining & metals
-Packaging and Labelling
-Petrochemical
-Pharmaceutical
-Power generation & distribution
-Pulp & paper
-Rubber & plastics
-Shop-floor data collection
-Sugar
-Textiles
-Transportation
-Water & waste water
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