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

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All the support you need… when you need it

Here at Optima we are always looking at ways at which we can better support our customers. If the problem can be identified remotely and and fixed without requiring a visit to site, then there are cost savings to be made, both in terms of engineering time saved and production downtime losses.
Of course, not every problem can be fixed remotely, but if a more detailed prognosis can be made in the first instance, then preparations for any site visit will be more focused on the problem area. Read our Remote Access Brochure for more information.

Cloud Remote Access

Cloud Access

With this remote access system:

  • Our engineers use the same software they would use if they had travelled to the remote site. The customer does not need to purchase the specialist programming tools or laptop
  • The system uses the existing, broadband Internet connection on site, whether wired or wireless
  • If this is not available (for example at a remote operating plant or location) our 4G Mobile Data Sim configuration provides the communication link required. 
  • Depending on network coverage, the most appropriate mobile telephone network provider can be selected. Our range of high-gain antennas ensure that a reliable data link is always available
  • The system can be configured to send e-mail notifications, when machine faults / alerts occur

We would be pleased to provide you with a custom quotation for your remote access requirements.

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