Software: Machine control software including advanced multi-axis motion control, PLC programming, Human Machine Interface design and implementation, cell control, and database integration.
System Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis: Modeling and analysis of machine and process dynamics for design and optimization of mechanisms, processes and cycle-time.
System Design and Architecture: Evaluate, specify, and design control architectures for machines and processes. Generate machine specifications for third-party development, design, and build. Controls platform evaluation. HMI architectures, integration, and specification. Control devices & sensors selection.
Project Management: Prior to project start: Feasibility studies, project cost-benefit analysis, specification and requirements documentation. Purchasing stage: Qualify vendors, evaluate bids. Project execution: Planning, execution, cost, and scope management for automation, software, design and engineering projects
Data Acquisition: Design and implementation of data acquisition systems for machines and processes. Sensor qualification and interfacing. Process variables include discrete and continuous points and rotational and linear positioning. Frequency and time-domain data collection and analysis.
Embedded Controls: Design and implement embedded controllers and control software for machines and devices utilizing C/C++ programming, circuit design, device I/O hardware interfaces, and signal conditioning.
Control Engineering: Services include instrumentation and controls diagrams, machine wiring schematics, PLC I/O lists, P&ID diagrams, component selections and bill of materials.
Machine Design: Assist machine builders in mechanical design. Recommend transmission design. Recommend motor/drive/controls.
Services: Training, technical documentation, service & troubleshooting, project management.
gradient Systems LLC, 730 Webster Hill Road Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543
(717) 314-3777 / (717) 627-7717 (fax)