Control Systems When You Need Them
Cross Company offers a range of control system integration solutions, with years of expertise and a team of control system experts. Whether your operation needs to migrate a control system, integrate a new system, or simply upgrade your current system infrastructure, the Cross Company process solutions group is here to help.
Your Systems Integration Solution
Whether it’s system retrofitting, system migration, or a control system upgrade, Cross is your go-to control system integration company. Make sure your plant is at peak performance with the help of a qualified and experienced control system integrator.
Many of the older PLC or HMIs still in use today were developed decades ago. And it’s safe to say the process industry has come a long way in modernizing since then. Retrofitting outdated control systems increases both machine and process reliability while reducing unplanned downtime. A control system retrofit also reduces cost through a shorter ROI when compared to purchasing an entire new machine.
Take control of your plant modernization strategy through a migration of your control system. In an industry where control system performance can have a dramatic impact on uptimes and bottom lines, having a modern and up to date control system can make all the difference. Moving to a unified control architecture as part of your control system migration is a long-term solution that increases productivity and profitability.
If you have newer control hardware that hasn’t been touched in recent memory, it may be time for an upgrade. Outdated control software can be one of the simplest causes of unexpected downtime or declining performance. System integrators will check that both your hardware and software are performing within the required parameters to ensure an efficient and streamlined process.
Expertise For Any Part of Your Integration Project
No matter what part of a control system integration project you’re looking at, Cross is here to help. We offer a range of solutions that fit any project control system project.
Front End Design
Utilizing control system virtualization is an excellent way to reduce overall operating cost by eliminating hardware, utilities, and maintenance. Our process solutions group has implemented virtualization not only for customers, but also in our own processes.
Front End Design
Front-End design activities are critical to the success of a project. Our team can help outline budget, design, execution, and deployment of large scale industrial control system projects.
Control narratives can be subset of a design specification. We tailor our deliverables to match the size and scope of the project thus saving you money.
- Project management
- FEED studies and analysis
- Life cycle and ROI analysis
- OEE analysis
- Documentation submittals which can include:
- Wiring diagrams
- Panel design and layout
- Product specification information
- System design
- Control narrative development
- Material procurement and specification
- Panel building and staging
- System configuration to include:
- Virtually any SCADA system on the market
- Graphic design
- Most major hardware brands supported for DCS and PLC vendors
- Custom configurations using Microsoft Visual Studio
- Thin client implementation
- Data historians
- Migration platform conversions
- Simple and complex batch
- Downtime and event monitoring
- MES integration
- Startup and checkout services
- System documentation
- Post project support
Supported Core Hardware Platforms
- S5, S7-300 series, S7-400 F & H series
- ET200M, S, iSP, SP-HA, & Simatic CFU
- Scalance Industrial Networking X, W, & S
- Simocode Motor Management Devices
- Sinamics Drives
- HMI Comfort Panels
- APACS Controllers & IO Modules
- QUADLOG Controllers & IO Modules
- SLC 500, PLC5, MicroLogix, CompactLogix, & ControlLogix
- GuardLogix for Compact & ControlLogix
- PanelView HMI
- M Series, S Series, & Charms
- Smart Logix Solver (SLS) for SIS
- Asset Management System (AMS)
- Mynah Simulation
- Serial Interface
- DH+ Interface
- Profibus Interface
- EtherNet I/P Interface
- Modbus Interface
- System 800xA
- Symphony DCI System Six
Supported Core Software Platforms
- Simatic PCS 7
- Simatic Batch
- Process Historian
- Route Control
- Drives ES
- Simocode Pro
- Industry Library
- Safety Matrix
- Simatic IT
- Sm@rtLib Function Library
- Historian Connect
- Alarm Management ACC
- Process Device Manager (PDM)
- GEMS Library
- Studio 5000
- RSLogix 5000/500/5
- FactoryTalk Batch
- ME, SE, ViewPoint, & RSView32
- Analytics, VantagePoint, Historian, EnergyMetrics
- Control Studio
- Recipe Studio
- Asset Management System (AMS)
- Batch Executive & Batch Operator Interface
- Ability Symphony Plus
- Hyper Historian
- Energy AnalytiX
- OPC Client/Server
- Web Service
- ODBC Server
- Polling Managment
- System Platform
Interested in learning more about control system integration? Contact a Cross team member today to discuss your project or application in detail and see how our services can benefit your operation!
Why You Need An Integration Partner
A change in your industrial control system can be a scary thing. For many, it seems synonymous with unplanned downtime, increased expenses, and extra headaches. But it doesn’t have to.
Working with a trusted control system integration company means working together to develop an optimal integration solution that takes into account your production needs, schedule, and expenses. Then seamlessly implementing that plan based on your individual budget, scale, and the scope of integration.
Why Cross Control System Integration?
Retrofitting, migrating, or updating a control system can become more complicated than they may appear at first. Many considerations are required to have a successful integration with minimal stoppage.
That’s why working with an experienced and trusted industrial control system integration company like Cross Process Solutions is necessary.
We’ll look at and audit your existing control systems and how they relate to your process in terms of efficiency and quality. Then provide a detailed report and optimization strategy for your control systems.
If you’re using a dusty, out-dated control system, the time to switch is now. Don’t let yourself get out-performed or bogged down in unplanned downtime. Contact Cross Process Solutions today.
An Introduction to System Legacy Migration
Because the associated consequences are so severe, we can all be grateful that the concept of Legacy Migration is very simple. Legacy migration is a process in which obsolete control system hardware and software are upgraded to maintain the current standards – simply, the current technology – so that you can continue to run your facility with a mitigated risk of failure.