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

Re-commencement of commissioning on major projects

Critical process industry can’t stop, so Optima have been back commissioning on-site for some time now to support our customers.

For this major project, we have written the PLC and SCADA platform to control the whole process from start to finish. The application is written entirely in TIA Portal with a total of three WinCC SCADA platforms. We have used the latest cloud-based remote access technology so that most of the plant can now be commissioned remotely. Remote access using a combination of local Wi-Fi and High-Gain 4G antennas gives us a reliable and secure access to the PLC and SCADA system when it is required.

This project is just one of many that Optima play a key role in. Whether your application is large or small, we have a capable engineering team that are able to provide you with as much engineering resource as you require.

March 2021

  1. All the support you need… when you need it Leave a Reply
  2. Supply of Motor Generator Test Rigs to Blackpool & The Fylde College Leave a Reply
  3. 25% Production Improvement from Loadcell Upgrade Leave a Reply
  4. PanelView HMI Upgrades Leave a Reply
  5. Safety Control System Upgrade Leave a Reply
  6. Completion of Large Motor Test Rigs Leave a Reply
  7. Bespoke Welding Machines’ Seam-Less Upgrade From S5 To Tia Portal Leave a Reply
  8. Drive System Retrofit for MasterDrives Leave a Reply
  9. Don’t replace old for old. Replace old with new! Leave a Reply