I am a design engineer for Teknek. We manufacture automated manufacturing equipment which is used around the globe. Our HQ is located in Scotland, west of Glasgow. We have two PLC based control systems that require further development to meet our customers’ needs.
The first of these systems uses a Panasonic controller. This system needs upgrading to a newer/better model of the Panasonic PLC and additional software development to enable the addition of networking capabilities for remote operation and monitoring via an ethernet link from a customer server, whilst maintaining the current functionality.
The second system we use is based on a ProFace controller. This also needs the addition of networking capabilities for remote monitoring – in this case to enable a remote operator to view the current state of the machine and see if any alarms are active. The hardware for this is already suitable so the development work would purely be software based. We have a further task for the ProFace system relating to modifying the current logic to add new functionality and the addition of a further digital output expansion module to facilitate this. These tasks are for different machines.
For both these controllers we are looking to for developers, experienced in the relevant system, to whom we could subcontract one or more of the work packages. We have budget in place for an immediate start.