Casco Systems is well
versed in the application of industrial control technology to solve a wide
range of process control and automation problems. Examples of typical
projects are listed below.
Process Control Automation
and Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming support for a new manufacturing
plant. This plant manufacturers aerogel insulating blankets for use in
high tech and industrial applications.
included a central control room SCADA system employing a CIMPLICITY HMI Server
with an additional Viewer station, five Series 90-30 PLC's, and interfaces to
a wide range of plant equipment. The system controlled over 100
directional control valves, 30 automatic proportioning valves, 25 pressure
vessels, and accompanying support equipment including variable speed drives,
300 pressure, level, and temperature instruments, .boilers, and cooling
Dock Pump Remote Control System
Developed a wireless
remote control system to control ship to shore pumping operations at multiple
locations. Project included
custom design of a novel “Emergency Stop” wireless system in addition to
typical Start/Stop functions.
Project resulted in cost savings in excess of $100,000 by reducing piping,
wiring, and installation expenses.
Additive Control System
Designed a fuel additive
control system which allows tank farm operators to select an injection rate
and total quantity. System
automatically controls additive injection as fuel is pumped from oil tankers
to a storage facility.
Tank Farm Loading Bay Expansion
design, programming, and testing of modifications to a GE Fanuc Series 90-70
PLC based control system required to expand functionality and scale of an
automated truck loading bay.
Created novel energy
monitoring system to track and report energy savings from a variety of energy
conservation projects. System
collected energy usage data, calculated performance data, formatted reports,
and reported energy savings data to a central database system.
Ground Wood Mill DCS
computer interface to an existing DCS control system.
Utilized Microsoft Windows based Wonderware InTouch HMI software and
third party communication drivers to create easy to use operator “window” into
the process. Provided all
configuration and programming, designed graphics, and commissioned system in
conjunction with plant personnel.
Automated Machine Control Systems (Various clients)
Implemented multiple automated machine control systems for automatic assembly,
part handling/packaging, and testing of various products/components.
Provided complete project management, design, programming, and
commissioning of systems using a variety of control platforms including GE
Fanuc, Allen-Bradley, Modicon, and Mitsubishi. Worked in a number of
industries including biologic, plastics, automotive, and discrete component
assembly & manufacturing.
Wheel Press Data Acquisition System
The scope of this project includes replacing and
enhancing an existing force vs. displacement data acquisition system provided
by DeVlieg Bullard Services Group for a Hoesch Wheel Press. This system is
currently in service at a Train Repair Facility but does not offer the
flexibility desired for current operational requirements. The new DAQ system will provide capabilities similar to
those offered by the existing system including monitoring of press force and
displacement instruments, data recording/logging, and reporting. In addition
the new DAQ will provide these enhanced features:
Report printing to either local or network based
printers via the standard Windows printer interface.
Expanded data storage, search, and retrieval
Data may be viewed remotely using the data View
Based on the Windows XP operating system using off
the shelf PC hardware