The competent integration of existing or new software and hardware, whether used for the introduction, modernisation or extension of automation solutions, offers the greatest economic potential.

Systems integration

State of the art in automation

Control room for a particle accelerator: medical technical system for particle therapy
Control room for a particle accelerator: medical technical system for particle therapy

A systems integrator combines software and hardware products from different manufacturers into a complete solution and adapts them to the specific, often historically developed automation environment of the customer. For this, he selects, from the products available in the market, suitable and economic standard  components, if necessary, in accordance with the applicable rules governing operating resources.

The plant operator benefits from the technological potential of different manufacturers, but nevertheless obtains a homogeneous solution in which all interfaces between the parts of the plant and the automation levels have already been implemented. Systems integration sustainably increases productivity and manufacturing quality.

Smooth migration and investment protection

Prefabrication in shipbuilding
Prefabrication in shipbuilding

The biggest challenges in the modernisation of existing plants lie in the development of smooth migration strategies and the protection of existing investments.

Homogeneous system solutions are the result of a manufacturer-independent selection of customary components and the use of established industry standards. The new components need to integrate smoothly into the existing infrastructure, even in highly heterogeneous machine and plant environments. Our engineers will ensure that the necessary adaptations are made, for instance, by defining uniform telegram structures for the assignment of machines through a control system.

Problem solvers who speak your language

Experience shows that customers, in the majority of cases, are driven by specific needs – for instance, by the fact that plant availability is jeopardised due to the discontinuation of certain modules. Our engineers are, then, often faced with the task of quickly finding their bearings in a plant that has grown over decades. On the basis of machine and process specifications, they will develop adequate and state-of-the-art solution strategies.

This requires, besides an extensive know-how in automation technology, a thorough and detailed knowledge of the industry. Eckelmann has for many years been at home in numerous sectors, as becomes obvious from its wide spectrum of applications.

  • Increasing productivity and manufacturing quality through systems integration
  • Smooth migration strategies
  • Protection of existing investments
  • Homogeneous system solutions