Vision systems are becoming an increasingly popular method for ensuring the security and quality of a product.
As the technology used in process machinery advances the speed of the machines naturally goes up in line with it.
The advantage a vision system can bring to a process is that it can check several points of interest at once. This allows the process to run at the highest speed possible without having to pause for inspections to be carried out.
Typical applications for a vision system could be as follows:
We have the knowledge and skills to Design and Build machines to best suit your needs.
From small off-line machines to large fully automated in-process machines we can fulfil your requirements.
This can help to improve all aspects of a process from safety to productivity. This involves integrating new control systems into existing processes such as:
We can build control panels to customer requirements whilst conforming to all the latest International regulations.
If you have already designed the control system but would like to have it built by a third party, then we can provide a build to design service.
All we need is a concept and product information to produce complete control systems.
We can supply control panels in standard sizes or have them custom built from a range of materials to exactly suit the needs of our customers.
Testing of materials in laboratory environments is a vital part of producing a high quality end product.
The testing process can be very time consuming and costly so automating the process can help reduce these costs and also eliminate any risk of human error.
This can be achieved by simple alterations to an existing PLC program or even more extensive electrical and mechanical modifications. We can offer the facility to upgrade your current machines either on-site or to have them transported to our workshop and returned with the work completed. This allows you all the benefits of a newly upgraded process without the problem of having contractors on site for lengthy periods.
PLC programming is an integral part of our operation.
Most PLC systems are catered for, namely Siemens, Mitsubishi, Omron, Allen Bradley and Telemecanique. This list is not exhaustive however, so if you have a particular PLC manufacturer you would like to use we can accommodate you requirement.
Using all the latest techniques including distributed I/O systems such as AS-Interface, PROFIBUS or Ethernet, we are able to cater for any application.
All our PLC programs are structured so they can be easily followed by a qualified third party.
Because GS Controls services the Pharmaceutical industry with control equipment and automation, it follows that we need to be aware of GAMP (Good Automated Manufacturing Practice) regulations.
Not only are we aware of the regulations, we offer a validation service for existing equipment.
If a pharmaceutical company's validation team is in need of assistance due to heavy work loads, labour can be supplied.
Having worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 25 years all our services conform to the exacting standards required. Our experience also shows when it comes to writing and executing protocols such as:
Process traceability plays a large part in maintaining a good level of quality control in process and production environments.
This is why data acquisition has an integral role to play in maintaining product quality and indicating process inadequacies.
We have installed PC based data acquisition devices for the recording of Gas Levels, Flow Rates, Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Torque, Speed etc.
These acquisition devices can be used not only to record and archive data, but they can also be used to sound alarms, shut down systems and control test conditions.
The Clini-Counter has been designed to be used within the printing and packaging industries for in-line batch counting.
We also manufacture a full range of accessories for the Clini-Counter, all of which are fully compatible with the most commonly used industry units i.e. Danelec.