PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS ISO 9001:2008 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.