Our team of experienced programmers have long-standing track records working with various industrial controls (PLC, DCS and axis controllers) and interfaces, as well as control and data acquisition systems (HMI, SCADA). For more in-depth analyses and conserving organizational memory, NEKSYS-EXCELPRO archives all of your production data (Historian).
Our programming team comes from various industrial backgrounds, and its expertise and reputation is based on training as well as skill sharing. We program operator interfaces, process and data acquisition software, programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems, and axis and robotic controllers.
Our programmers apply all industry programming standards, which makes our systems easier to understand and support. We can also apply our own programming standards at the client’s request. These standards are the result of several meetings at which our team works to simplify and troubleshoot the programming processes in order to create a continuously evolving system.
Whether it involves creating a new process following research and development, designing a new facility, performing an equipment upgrade (Retro Fit), or simply improving the performance of a given device or production line, you will definitely benefit from our experience and expertise.
At NEKSYS-EXCELPRO, we begin by identifying the features required, developing the programming logic (writing sequences, regulation loops), and identifying the operating limits and targets of each piece of equipment. Test and start-up programs can then be developed and submitted to the client for validation. This critical phase ensures the specifics of the project are identified early on.
At the same time and for the HMI/SCADA portion of a project, we also design the interfaces before animation as well as determine the list of alarms to be processed by the interface and the list of tags that need to be stored in a database.
As soon as the project scope is clearly defined, programming can start. Throughout the process, the work is carried out in accordance with the agreed-upon standards. The client’s presence is encouraged to validate our work at various important or critical stages.
Before mobilizing for final commissioning, we ensure that the project’s connectivity (wiring and networking) is operational. We then complete the FAT test (Factory Acceptance Test) in our workshop, until all deliverables are completed in accordance with specifications.
Finally, the SAT test (Site Acceptance Test) allows us to fine-tune the program to account for unforeseen contingencies and meet the cycle times or the performance criteria for which the system was designed.