The automation of industrial plants increases productivity and improves product quality. Moreover, automation technology is an indispensable contribution to making efficient and environmental use of resources and energy.
Process understanding and know-how in automation
As an experienced problem solver in plant automation, Eckelmann develops automation concepts for plants and processes. What has become clear in more than 35 years of experience in many target sectors is this: Next to the methodological and technical competencies in solving problems through automation, it is particularly important to understand the processes and operations to be automated.
The engineers of Eckelmann AG speak the language of mechanical and plant engineers. This is an indispensable precondition for successful and long-standing innovation partnerships. The solutions are based on established market standards and customer-specifically developed hardware and software.
- Control technology for plants and special purpose machines
- Control systems: design and implementation of production and process control systems
- Systems integration
- Operating and monitoring: HMI design with freely scalable information density
- Image processing: olving sophisticated identification and inspection tasks
An open system design guarantees the customer’s independence – for instance, in terms of maintenance and extension. Maximum availability and future reliability are ensured by the use of market-standard systems that are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
Ideally, the smooth migration strategies which we develop for modernisation processes allow for new systems to be commissioned without downtime.
Generating quality, governing complexity
The right frontloading is pivotal to the automation of complex plants and processes. Eckelmann’s engineers are experts in structured and comprehensive requirements analyses. Since, in project management according to the V-model, development process and quality management form an inseparable unit, Eckelmann’s engineers in this context also speak of “quality-oriented development”. But there are cases where agile development processes fit best – for instance, in the design of operator interfaces (HMI) or where subsequent change requests need to be taken into consideration.
The consistent implementation of quality-oriented development methods enables Eckelmann AG to operate successfully and so as to meet the highest quality standards even in challenging areas of application such as medical technology or the pharmaceutical industry. State-of-the-art modelling and development tools are employed in all project phases. Eckelmann thus ensures on-schedule and high-quality work results.
- Appropriate development process models