Our Expertise

We believe that our fundamental appreciation of machines and processes sets Optima apart from similar companies. Our knowledge, our wealth of experience and our understanding of complex control technology puts us at the forefront of control system engineering companies. We have successfully installed control systems around the globe on a wide range of plant and machinery in virtually all manufacturing sectors, from complex, high performance multi-drive systems through to simpler sequential automation applications. Our solutions are designed to improve our clients OEE; providing high reliability, producing higher quality output and higher production rates; this is how our clients, and we, measure a successful project.

Core Competencies

As an established systems integrator we have comprehensive experience and high skill levels with a wide-range of equipment including:

  • Allen Bradley, PLC, SCADA and Drives
  • Siemens, S5 S7 PLC, WinCC SCADA, MasterDrives, Sinamics and Simotion
  • Parker SSD Drives
  • GE Fanuc PLC and SCADA
  • Wonderware SCADA
  • Intellution SCADA

Fieldbus expertise including:

  • Profibus
  • Ethernet
  • As-i
  • DeviceNet
  • Canbus
  • ProfiNet

Machine safety experience with manufacturers including:

  • Pilz, PSS, PNOZ Multi
  • Siemens, Profisafe
  • Allen Bradley
  • Schneider
  • Fortress – Now Allen Bradley GuardMaster
  • SICK UK, programmable safety, scanners and lightguards

Accreditations

  • Siemens Solution Partner (Automation, Drives and Motion)
  • Group Schneider Systems Integrator
  • ABB Tension Systems Integrator
  • Wonderware Systems Integrator
  • Parker SSD Drives Distributor
  • Investors in People status

Recent Posts

Drive System Retrofit for MasterDrives

Because of their superior functionality, comprehensive performance range and application flexibility, the Siemens Simovert MASTERDRIVES in CUVC, CUMC, Compact form and other variants has been a very successful drive system for single motor and multi-motor applications. The established common DC bus system enabled it to be used on demanding production machine processes across a wide range of industry sectors.

All good things must come to an end, but that doesn’t mean the end of the line for your production machine.

Optima’s innovative approach to upgrades significantly reduces the installation time and minimises risk to your site. All of our systems are thoroughly tested before they are shipped to site, completely eliminating any “out of box” failures.

Some of the benefits you will realise are:

  • Extended life span of your machine and increased availability due to continued spare parts supply with full support by Siemens
  • Improved productivity through lower energy costs and faster production cycles, through:
    • Simple operation monitoring using operator panel
    • User-friendly diagnostics with the STARTER tool
    • Additional interface options via PROFINET or PROFIBUS
  • Future-proofed due to access to the new world of TIA Portal

Optima’s approach for upgrades is to:

  1. 1.Analysis of your current machine configuration and potential further customer request
  2. Recommendation on the best replacement scenario
  3. Installation, configuration and commissioning of new  components and creation of circuit diagram and documentation
  4. Acceptance test and machine handover.

If requested, we can also provide training for all your relevant engineers and instruction of the operating personnel

Why Optima?

  1. We’ve been upgrading complex drive systems for over 20 years
  2. We are one of only 7 authorised Siemens Drives and Motion partners in the UK
  3. We provide a complete solution provided by one retrofit supplier including mechanical installation of motors and/or supply of adaptor plates and flanges to suit
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  7. Automax and PLC 5 to PowerFlex Drives and Control Logix Upgrade on Metalliser Leave a reply
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