Our global offices and partnerships enable us to add value to your manufacturing processes by supplying a total turnkey solution, eliminating the need for you to manage multiple vendors.


We provide an experienced project manager for each project who is responsible for the commercial and technical aspects of your project. This allows for a single point of contact for your personnel.

JNE Automation can draw on the experience of a full team of control system specialists to develop the “best fit” solutions for your production and budgetary needs.


JNE Automation, together with Dofasco, provided site investigation services and project definition services for the replacement of the existing Level 1 Control Systems for the No. 2 Hot Strip Mill. The existing systems were contributing to unscheduled stoppages and required high levels of maintenance to keep the mill running.

The DCS and PLC control systems to be replaced were on the Rougher Mill, the Down Coilers and the Reheat Furnaces. The existing systems were a 1980’s vintage and spares were scarce and expensive.

The goal of the project was to carry out a phased change-over of the existing Level 1 control systems in a manner that would minimize the risk to the mill operations and would be carried out without unscheduled downtime.

JNE Automation was responsible for managing the process to produce the definition and subsequent installation scope of work and to manage installation estimates and construction engineering estimates. The report involved field investigation of the existing control systems and drives, development of a change-over plan, preparation of a scope of work for the change-over and estimates for construction engineering and Contractor cost budgets.

The report produced enabled Dofasco to prepare the Project Authorization Request for funding. Dofasco plans to implement the control system upgrades and replacements in 2007/2008.


We have extensive experience with numerous manufacturers of control and automation systems. We are knowledgeable of many different software and programming packages, and provide fully documented solutions for your company standards.

JNE Automation has the ability to offer a variety of custom automation from high level PLC Systems to Distributed Control Systems. Our installations have ranged from basic automated configurations and mass roll-outs to centralized, user friendly, remotely operated workstations displaying real time system data.

JNE will customize our approach to each project based upon your specific needs. Whether through project calls for some minor troubleshooting or a complete, new system, we offer competitive services to suit your requirements.


High Level System Development
High Level Software Development
Object Oriented Programming
Database Authoring and Integration
Network Implementation and Integration
Distributed Control System Development
HMI System Development
PLC System Development
PLC Software Development
Operating System Integration


JNE has worked with the following vendors in implementing automation systems:

Netting; FDDI; FieldBus; OPC; ControlNet; DeviceNet; EtherNet
PLC Systems

ControlLogix ; Allen Bradley PLC5 ; Allen Bradley SCL ; Modicon (Quantum); Omron ; GE Series 6/6+, 90/70 ; Reliance (Automax & Automate); Siemens S5 & S7 ; Square D Symax
PLC Software:

6200; ICOM; RSLogix 5/500/5000; ModSoft; Logic Master; Step 7; ProWorx NxT; Panel Builder
HMI Systems:

Citect; RSView; Wonderware; iFix32; PanelView
Distributed Control Systems:

ABB Advant; Elsag Bailey Net90, Infi90 (ABB); Foxboro; Fisher ProVox; Honeywell TDC3000; Moore APACS; Toshiba TOSDIC-CIE
Programming, Authoring: