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With over 50 years of cumulative experience in applying assembly automation, motion control and vision technologies, KMD provides a comprehensive range of integration and engineering services:
- Control System Design
- Control System Upgrades
- System Integration
- PLC Program Development
- HMI Program Development
- Servo Retrofits
- Machine Modifications
- Control Panel Design and Build
- Integrating Motion Control and Vision Systems
Control System Design
As the pace of technology continues to escalate, your demands for improved productivity also increase. The KMD Systems Engineering group is knowledgeable of the latest hardware, software and networking topologies. These range from PLC systems to wireless technologies and beyond. Control systems are designed and built upon open architectures, using proven tools to provide real-time data in a robust and secure environment.
Engineers experienced with the IEC 61131-3 programming standard for automation, design the code for control systems to this standard.
Control System, PLC and Motion Control experience includes:
|Complex Motion Control|
|ORMEC SMLC |
OpenPLC various manufacturers
Allen Bradley ControlLogix
| PLC-based & Process Control|
|Allen Bradley SLC 500|
Allen Bradley ControlLogix
Automation Direct DirectLogic
Beckhoff PC based PLCs
General Electric Series 90
Schneider Electric Quantum
Modicon 984 Series
|Material Handling Interfaces & Design|| || |
|Robotic and Gantry Systems|| || |
|SCADA Systems|| || |
Control System Upgrades
To extend the life of your existing control system, KMD engineers can reverse engineer undocumented programs and provide upgrade strategies that include state-of-the-art controls. Benefits of upgraded controls include:
- Better control and quicker switch-over times by replacing pneumatics or hydraulics with servo motor controls
- Reduced hardware and simplified software by using a servo controller that is programmed like a PLC and is connected to I/O
- Implementation of standards such as IEC 61131-3 programming languages
Engineers experienced in plant floor automation provide system integration services to improve your production capabilities.
Current technologies are leveraged to design for ease of operation and maintenance. Improved product quality and reduced inefficiencies are key objectives for the KMD team that consistently delivers projects on time and at a competitive cost.
- A single source for the design, assembly and programming of production ready systems
- Cost-effective integration of new equipment into existing automation systems
- Installation and onsite start-up services
Control Panel Design and Build
KMD is a full service facility for engineering and fabrication of custom electrical control panels.
Once your control system design is optimized, panels are built to exacting specifications in our UL 508A certified panel shop.
PLC Program Development
PLC code development services are built upon KMD engineering expertise with Allen-Bradley, GE, and Modicon PLC systems. Using proven standards, code that your technicians will understand is provided. This enables them to independently troubleshoot problems and minimize downtime.
PLC and Process Control Applications include:
|Allen Bradley||RSLogix 5000||Control Logix PLC|
SLC 500 PLC
|Automation Direct||Directsoft||Direct Logic Series PLC|
|General Electric|| Logicmaster||Series 90 PLC|
|ORMEC||CODESYS IEC 61131-3||SMLC motion controllers|
Modicon 984 PLC
|Various manufacturers||CODESYS IEC 61131-3||PCLOpen standard hardware|
HMI Program Development
HMI programming capabilities are based upon experience with designing operator displays for a broad range of control vendors.
Typical integrated tools for system configuration, monitoring, and data management in an HMI package include:
- Real-time process information display
- Historical data collection, storage, retrieval and analysis
- Alarm detection and annunciation
- Levels of security for user access
- Event logging
- Recipe Managment
- Redundancy to minimize loss of data and downtime
Capital equipment can become technically outdated or inefficient. A servo retrofit provides features and options that were not available on the original machine, yielding improvements in speed, reliability, safety, productivity or ease-of-control.
With a servo retrofit, worn or outdated machinery is upgraded with current technology. Performance levels rise and approach "new machine" capabilities. This increases the return on your original equipment investment.
Benefits of Servo Retrofits
- Increased Productivity
- Improved Quality
- Reduced Downtime
Conversions and updates prolong the life cycle of equipment and systems, increase flexibility, and enhance productivity. Work with us on strategies and tactics to make efficient use of your existing equipment. Benefits include:
- Reduced total life cycle costs of machinery
- Decreased downtime
- Increased product quality
Motion and Vision Integration
Benefit from our motion and vision experience in component selection, procurement, system consulting and design, application development, deployment, training and support. With cost-effective products and on-time services, our goal is to exceed your performance expectations.
Rely on KMD as your single, qualified point of contact for your automation needs. With our vision and motion integration expertise you eliminate the need to coordinate components from several manufacturers.
Integrated systems for vision inspection, counting and vision guided motion can include: Keyence, Teledyne DALSA or Cognex equipment.
Automated assembly systems are designed that integrate machine vision with motion control to:
- Improve the reliability of visual inspection process and increase process capacity
- Automate image feature enhancement and extraction
- Perform pattern matching for part sorting
- Track the manufacturing process via bar codes
Class 1 Laser Enclosure
The KLE-3 is KMD's Class 1 enclosure for Class 4 Laser Marking Systems. This compact laser guarding system provides a safe operating environment for a wide variety of laser marking systems including standard Keyence models.
Our experience includes integrated laser systems for the food & beverage, pharmaceutical, electronics, automotive and other industries.
Learn more about this laser guarding system.