ELCO | Electrical Engineering

System Integration

Industrial machinery and process control is defined by the combined interaction of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical components as well as control logic to collaborate in a intended manner. Our task is therefore to ensure that all the components and subsystems will deliver the expected functionality, respect conformity criteria and will satisfy overall product cost.

We specialized in automation and system integration as well as machine safety; bringing together components and subsystems in order to create efficient and well performing power distribution & control systems. Our knowledge is based on 30 years’ experience in control panel & power distribution design, made to latest international standards.

Electrical & Control System Design

generic workflow

Proof of Concept

Research & conceptual design

Modelling and delineation of the core technical & commercial aspects will rationalise the effort and investment put into any new product or service. This can include market research, feasibility & case studies as well as process simulation and will highlight risks, strength and weaknesses at the early design stage.

Prototyping

Technology integration & user experience

A prototype will give a first impression with a working model and will allow proper testing and room to explore and to investigate ideas.
We build such models or entire systems on request.

CAE based Engineering

Electrical & Control System Design

We use latest computer-aided engineering tools supporting SSOT and can integrate into any workflow seamlessly. This includes import/export functionality with other design tools, PLC programming software, lifecycle management or ERP systems.

Bringing into Service

Programming & Commissioning

Modern automation systems & control application depending on the functional implementation in soft- and firmware. We work mainly with IEC 61131-3 type logic controllers and can carry out programming and configuration for PLC's, HMI & SCADA, embedded systems, Drives, Safety Controller and so forth.    

Reproducibility for OEM's

Productionisation

Modular manufacturing, with allowance of functional variation or by using prefabricated assemblies will gain performance & efficiency in serial production.
ELCO supports such an approach throughout the entire workflow and can provide all the necessary means for a constructive electrical & control system architecture.

Service & Support

After Sales Services

We offer ongoing product service, carry out process, performance and workflow improvements, can provide alternations and extensions to existing machines or production lines, keep records up-to-date, and can make provisions for an upgrade path as hardware or software functions become obsolete. 

ELCO | Decentralised Automation

Increasing complexity in the business world also requires increasingly complex systems and procedures. Automation concepts are playing a more and more important role in this context, whether in agriculture, the food & beverage industry or for machine builders. 

The decision for a decentralized automation concept depends on various factors, such as the need for precise and time-optimized control. Therefore, decentralization has certain advantages and disadvantages and can be applied specifically to certain fields of work.

The decentralized concept means "distributed intelligence" in detail, because many distributed controllers take over a large part of the task processing. Such concepts generally allow higher speeds and permit modular machine concepts. For this reason, decentralized automation concepts are often better suited for machine automation with many drive functions.

Application speed

real time hardness

The sequential process control and the determinacy primarily decide whether a centralized or a decentralized system should and can be used. In this context, one can speak of a degree of real time hardness, because it can usually be said that an increase in this degree moves the control away from a centralized structure and towards a decentralized structure.

division of work

The decentralized control system outsources entire procedures, while the central structure only refers to smaller " divisions of work". A decentralized concept thus relieves the central control system by outsourcing to intelligent components. This requires a higher and better communication link between these components and the overlaying system.

ELCO |  Wireless Safety

Everything under control

Sometimes, people must enter the hazardous areas of running machines or systems in order to calibrate the machine or remedy a problem. The wireless enable switch from DOLD is the ideal companion for your safety in such situations. It switches off any dangerous movements in just a fraction of a second. The SAFEMASTER W consists of a lightweight, ultra-compact hand-held transmitter and a radio safety switch with safety-oriented outputs. The signal transmission via radio and/or infra-red ensures that only systems in the field of vision of the hand-held transmitter can be activated.

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