Process and Machinery Control Systems

Fairmount Automation engineers have a wide variety of process control and machinery automation experience in military, marine, rail, and industrial settings. Our engineering specialists have deployed numerous control systems and are available to assist you with all facets of the process, including defining system requirements and specifications, developing preliminary and detailed system designs, modeling and simulating physical systems, devising and implementing control algorithms, creating mechanical and electrical installation drawings, selecting system components, performing reliability and maintainability analyses, developing test plans and procedures, executing factory acceptance tests, and providing on-site installation support.

In addition to providing solutions using our own controller products, our engineers have a strong working knowledge of products from:

  • Rockwell Automation
  • Siemens Automation
  • Schneider Electric
  • National Instruments
  • Echelon
  • And many others

Our engineers pride themselves in always striving to identify the device that best fits the system requirements.

Our extensive software development experience includes embedded systems and PLC programming, HMI development, and MS Windows based application software development. We have a very thorough understanding of industrial networking technology and can assist in choosing the right network protocol, topology, and messaging strategy to match specific system design needs.

Occasionally, unique problems arise for which no solution exists or for which available solutions are impractical and/or cost prohibitive. In these instances, Fairmount Automation can create custom hardware and software solutions to meet the exact need.

Fairmount Automation’s Engineering Services Group follows a proven design process that ensures consistent delivery of a quality product on time and on budget. This methodology is flexible enough to apply to large multi-million dollar projects as well as a small isolated process loop.

A typical example project that Fairmount Automation recently implemented is an automation system for a bio-diesel fuel processing facility. This system uses process control and batch processing to convert yellow fat, trap grease, and other restaurant waste products into commercially-certified bio-diesel fuel. The modular design includes distributed controllers, local and remote operator interface panels, data-logging and reporting, and numerous safety features.