PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS ISO 9001:2015 REGISTERED

INDUSTRIES SERVED
CORE INDUSTRY COMPENTENCES

We have experience in most major industries, with the vast amount of our project experience coming from the mining and metals, consumer products and pharmaceutical sectors.

MINING AND METALS SECTOR

We have worked with all of the major metals clients on a global level to provide new installations, upgrades and retrofits across all of the business units within the industry. The results of these projects include improved process control, yield and lower costs.

Project examples include replacement of DCS/PLC control systems on blast furnaces, continuous casters, and basic oxygen furnaces with modern, redundant, integrated architecture control systems. Utilizing the best approach of both DCS/PLC, while providing a single operator interface for the process.

CONSUMER PRODUCTS SECTOR

We have proven ourselves to be both innovative and schedule cognizant. Our solutions are cost aggressive, immediately implementable, and easily adaptable to accept new process demands. We provide conceptual design for client reviews, along with appropriation grade cost estimates to assist in evaluation of the viability of the project.

Our solutions for the design and implementation of a PLC/PC based platform to replace the legacy DCS systems has been designed to become the global standard. It has been installed in nine plants in nine different countries. A secondary development to this platform was adding a bar code based control system to track raw material usage and final product packaging.

Our main objective is to ensure consistent product quality, as well as efficient, reliable and rapid new product launch capability across all global manufacturing sites. This includes provisions for best-in-class strategies for material handling, processing equipment and controls, CIP/SIP systems and procedures.

PHARMACEUTICALS SECTOR

Much of the services provided by JNE Automation for this sector applied to building life services. This included air quality systems by controlling access to production rooms via security pass cards and air locks, emergency ventilation/containment controls, and suitable lab air filtration sensing analyzers. We have also provided automated production of single batch tablet manufacturing, implementing the ISA-SP88 guidelines for batch control. We also provided product process production validation services for compliance to CFR21 Part II of the FDA regulations.

EXPERIENCE WITH OEMs
(Original Equipment Manufacturers)

Siemens
Rockwell Automation
Schneider
ABB
Invensys Foxboro
Modicon
Microsoft
Toshiba
Toshiba GE
General Electric (GE) Fanuc
Borland
Sybase
TB Wood’s
Omron
Allen Bradley
Cleveland Motion Controls
Reliance Electric
Wonderware
Wonderware Southeast
Honeywell
Intellution
Moore
Sew Eurodrive
Citect
Oracle
Beck
HP Invent
TMEIC
TMEIC GE
Endress+Hauser
Teco Westinghouse

CORE INDUSTRY PROJECT EXAMPLES
IRON AND STEEL

Designed, programmed, staged, tested and
commissioned control systems for iron and
steel companies internationally.

Coal preparation conveyor control
systems upgrades.

Coke ovens by-products control system
installed to remove ammonia from
flushing liquor.

Blast furnace control systems upgrades
and replacements. PLC/DCS controls being
consolidated to a single control platform
using modern PLCs with HMIs.

Iron desulphurization control systems and
optimization models. Provided Level 2
desulphurization models for several steel
companies in China.

Hot strip mill reheat furnaces control
system replacement specification.

Finishing mill control system upgrades
(galvanizing lines, pickle lines,
tinning lines, etc.)

Cold mill drives control system upgrades.

Tube mill control systems installations.

Water treatment facility control systems.

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Designed, programmed, staged, tested
and commissioned control systems
for consumer products and packing
companies internationally.

Conceptual design and development of the
global control system architecture and
programming standards for a major
international consumer products company.

Hair care manufacturing and packaging
control systems.

Dentifrice manufacturing and packaging
control systems.

PHARMACEUTICAL

Designed, programmed, staged and
commissioned control systems for the
pharmaceutical industry in Canada.

PLC systems designed and installed to
communicate with existing closed-protocol
systems, feeding the batch materials to the
various production lines.

Batch recipe handling and continuous
process control systems for tablet
production.

Programming provided to meet 21 CFR
Part 11 standards for data validation and
storage. ISA standard S88 used as the
basis for modular process programs.

AUTOMATED WAREHOUSING

Stand-alone warehouse control and
inventory management, with remote
communications to central office.

PLC control systems for ordering and
queuing of tasks within the warehouse,
with reporting to the inventory
management system.

PLC control systems on-board each
warehouse crane, for position control
of the cranes and communications with
the on-board drive system, and
positioning lasers.

Laser distance monitoring and control of
the crane positioning systems, to an
accuracy of +/- ½”.

On-board systems to verify product
locations within the facility.

VISION SYSTEMS

In partnership with equipment supplier and
process specialist to provide vision
systems which monitor lot numbers, and
barcode verification of pharmaceutical
products, and automotive parts to
different suppliers.

Worked with customers to determine
optimum locations for sensors and
lighting systems, as well as interface
of vision systems data with existing
control systems, to integrate into the
production control system.

Systems installed on presses and
packaging lines to verify quality data to
customer’s ISO standards requirements.