Optimal celebrates 27 years of process automation

Optimal Automation, a world leader in data management and PAT implementation, plus - one of the UK’s premier designers, builders, programmers and installers of PLC, SCADA, DCS, MES and vision systems, celebrates its 27th anniversary in 2014.

Optimal is one of the leading developers and integrators of process analytical technology (PAT) solutions for the Life Sciences and Chemical sectors using its own in-house developed synTQ data management software. The software is used independently all around the world and is also part of a Global Marketing Alliance with Emerson Process Management.

Optimal is also a market leader in vision systems - manufacturing its own 21 CFR Part 11 compliant packages. As a generalist automation system integrator the company is also very well respected, as is evidenced by its appointment as a Tier 1 Solutions Provider for Siemens, an Approved Systems Integrator for ABB, and a Software Solutions Provider for Rockwell Automation.

In addition, Optimal has for some years been an approved Siemens WinCC Professional and PCS7 Integrator. This comprises a very select number of companies that have been audited, examined, and through displaying extensive experience, have been approved as high level integrators for the Simatic WinCC and PCS7 product ranges including FDA 21 CFR Part II compliant projects in the pharmaceutical industry.

Martin Gadsby. “We work with the majority of the top tier global Life Sciences companies on automation and PAT projects, and have designed and implemented automation projects for Automotive, Food and Drink, Chemical, Power Generation and Aerospace companies that improve quality, throughput and time to market.”

International commissioning and support

Optimal is a truly international organisation, handling projects globally. “Since we design and build special purpose machines in addition to developing and implementing automation hardware and software solutions for SMEs as well as Global multinationals, our commissioning teams will travel virtually anywhere in the world to install equipment and software solutions.”

Optimal’s modern purpose built factory is strategically located on the Westerleigh Business Park, at Yate near Bristol. The factory enables Optimal to provide a complete in-house design and build capability covering all aspects of automation.

These include:

• Huge & diverse software capability

• Electrical & electronic design + build

• Special purpose machinery design + assembly

• Complete unit operational test + development

• Full documentation + validation services

• International installation + commissioning

• Training + technical support