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Machine Controls and Software

Machine Controls and Software

We speak the language.

Many of the projects that Engineering By Design undertakes require machine control and a certain level of programming. We take into account the full parameters of our customers needs to provide customized software for each application. In addition we also use motion studies to position the controls for maximum ergonomic efficiency. If the project requires a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming, Graphical User Interface (GUI) programming, Galil motion control program language or large scale programming using Visual Basic, C++ or any number of software programming languages, Engineering By Design has the resources to fill the need.

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Custom Software

Our custom software primarily provides machine control using PLC’s. We can do any kind of software for machine control including PC’s and integration of software packages such as vision and robotic operation. Our Data Acquisition software for collecting information on process parameters, allows us to log variables for a specific tool or process. We use a variety of tools in our programming including C++ Builder, Visual Basic, LabView and WonderWare. Our experience allows us to match the tools to a customer’s needs. We are smart enough to speak in any language.

Data Acquisition Systems

Data Acquisition software for collecting information on process parameters. Custom programming to log variables for a specific tool or process.

Required any time process parameters are essential to the quality of a tool’s performance or where the information is required for later review and / or archive proposes.

We have used a variety of tools for this purpose, including C++ Builder, Visual Basic, LabView and WonderWare.

Each of these tools offers a unique combination of strengths and versatility. Our experience allows us to match the tools to a customer’s needs.

Maintains a permanent record of tooling process parameters.

Ergonomics

We design with comfort in mind. And body.

graphic of touch screenDuring the design of a tool or machine Engineering By Design takes the extra step to ensure that the product is comfortable to use. Touch screen technology is used when operator interface requires repetitive entries or large amounts of data.


graphic of foot pedalFor example, foot pedals were designed into this machine in the early stages of project. The operator had to work in the same position during the entire shift. The foot pedals allowed the operator to perform some of the tasks with their feet. The foot pedals adjust in height and distance from the operator. This is done by pushing a single release button with one foot while pushing the pedals into a comfortable position with the other foot.
We design comfort into every product we make.


  • Personal Computer
  • Visual Basic
  • LabView
  • C++ Builder
  • Programmable Logic Controller
  • Graphic User Interface
  • MMI
  • Touchscreen Interfaces
  • Washdown Compatible

 

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Send us your specification and we will recommend the best solution for your needs. Note that being a premier machine design firm we can also customize your machine to your dream needs. Material Type, Production Rate, Process Configuration, All you need to do is ask!

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