Discrete Machine Automation
Together with batch automation, machine and discrete automation has been a core activity of Optimal for over 20 years. Normally using PLCs together with HMIs or SCADA, this type of automation is very wide ranging from product assembly machines through special purpose manufacturing machines to packaging machines. There are a virtually infinite number of machine types, and although we can’t claim to have automated this many (!), it is true to say that we have automated and improved the operational efficiency of dozens of different types of machines. It is likely that if we have not automated a machine exactly like yours, we have automated a similar machine. The automation approach for discrete manufacture is very much different to that for batch or continuous, and having such in depth detailed discrete automation knowledge enables us to rise to the challenge of new machine type automation as and when this arises.