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PLC programming and custom dashboard solutions from your corporate ERP to your plant floor

Need PLC programming services or custom dashboard solutions to increase efficiency and visibility on your plant floor? Cates can help with your programming needs. We have been doing industrial system integration for over 40 years, and have the experience to assist you with your control system programming challenges.

PLC Programming and Other Programming Services

Cates Offers a Variety of
Programming Services

  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Operator Interface Terminals
  • Custom Dashboard Solutions
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • Servo Controllers
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Smart Manufacturing/IIoT Implementation
  • Batch Solutions

Is Your Plant Floor Application Bogged Down?

Boost Performance with Programmable Devices

  • Control system design – all PLC platforms
  • System architecture and industrial network communications and security
  • PLC migrations/obsolescence
  • Control system panels

Increase Reliability and Efficiency with a New Design

Designed Around Your Standards and Preferred Suppliers

Do Your Operators Need More Visibility to Plant Equipment?

View It All with Custom Graphical

  • Intuitive graphical interface/screen design
  • Monitor your processes for alarm conditions (WIN-911)
  • Gather data from efficiency calculations (OEE)

Successful Projects with Leading Software

  • Rockwell FactoryTalk View
  • Rockwell FactoryTalk Batch
  • Wonderware Archestra
  • Inductive Automation
  • Proface
  • LabView
  • GE Cimplicity
  • Intellution iFIX
  • Red Lion

Does Your Management Need to View the Plant Floor?

Increase Visibility with Custom

A vital decision-making tool, Custom Dashboard Solutions increase line awareness and offer many advantages.

Monitor Critical Data

  • Monitor process functioning from web-enabled devices
  • Drill in to analyze problems
  • Work to continuously improve processes

Receive Issue Notifications

  • Receive immediate notification if critical processes approach selected set point
  • Reduces stress, increases confidence – leaders can’t check every work item daily
  • Allows proactive action before issues emerge – avoid risk events, capitalize on opportunities

Increase Efficiency

  • Identify waste, streamlines production with just-in-time processes
  • Monitor operational effectiveness (OEE)
  • Help lean initiatives – quantifies, visualizes operational level data
  • Provide interactive reporting – updates shareholders, board on quality metrics & more
  • Enable data collected from many sources to be displayed on a customized screen

Does Your Application Require Precise Motor Control?

Consider Variable Frequency Drives

  • Varies frequency, voltage supplied to motor
  • Synchronizes motor speed to load requirements
  • Operates motors at most efficient speed for specific application

Multi-Axis Motion
Control Apps

  • Allen-Bradley
  • Delta Tau-Omron
  • Kollmorgen
  • SEW
  • B&R

VFD Apps

  • Allen-Bradley
  • ABB
  • Danfoss
  • Siemens
  • Yaskawa
  • Schneider

The Benefits of VFDs

  • Affordable option
  • Help optimize performance
  • Control energy consumption
  • Lower machine lifecycle cost

Need Assistance with a Process That Includes Batching?

Get Help from Batching Experts

  • Utilize cost-effective, expandable solutions to increase flexibility
  • Update systems that are difficult to maintain
  • Maximize the performance of existing equipment
  • Get new processes up and running efficiently

Improve Quality and Consistency

  • Flexible batch sequencing based on ISA-88 standard
  • Control of ingredient usage and product yield
  • Production tracking
  • Tailored to meet specific production needs
  • Flexible control and information architecture

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