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

  1. Drive System Retrofit for MasterDrives Leave a reply
  2. Don’t replace old for old. Replace old for new at a similar cost (including conversion) Leave a reply
  3. Weekend shutdown sees pump system upgraded to latest Siemens Sinamics drives and S7-1200 PLC Leave a reply
  4. First Batch of UL-Control Panels Finished and ready for shipping to the USA Leave a reply
  5. Improved Performance And Reliability Following Upgrade From Hydraulic Motors To AC Geared Motors Leave a reply
  6. Government Launches it’s “Made Smarter” Review 2017 Leave a reply
  7. Pepperl+Fuchs Innovation Tour arrives at Optima on the 14 November from 11.00 – 14.00 Leave a reply
  8. Automax and PLC 5 to PowerFlex Drives and Control Logix Upgrade on Metalliser Leave a reply
  9. Optima’s upgrade solution for a Sirpak 200 cut-to-length Machine system reduces waste by 9km per week Leave a reply