o Any process industry requiring industrial control based on batch and recipe formats.
o Machinery line control
o More specifically, these applications and our existing customer base cover pharmaceuticals, food, paint, ink, general chemicals, animal and fish food.
Datastor employ approximately 70 staff of which 65% are graduate engineers, who form the core of the software department. Panel building capability for PLC and motor controls are also in-house.
Project values range from cost conscious and relatively small systems, to larger projects up to £500,000. Datastor's location in Cheshire is central to the UK and is also well placed to use Manchester Airport for both internal and external cover.
The current requirement in industrial application now trend heavily towards managing a plant rather than simply controlling it. This places more emphasis on management data, traceability of raw materials through to finished product, audit trails from finished product to source, spread sheet manipulation of data, trends in production to identify both problem areas and successful runs - all enabling optimisation of efficiency. Data transfer to hierarchical and corporate systems is equally necessary. Datastor has the in-house software capability to successfully meet these requirements.
Our scope of expertise covers functional design specifications, panelbuilding (MCC and PLC), software at control and management levels, commissioning and technical support.
All project engineering staff have familiarity with all types of mechanical process plant and our involvement with electrical contracting is also a benefit in on-site liaison. The team at Datastor have a great depth of successful experience in the above industries. Our combined skills of understanding the process operation thoroughly and the application of the latest technology means that Datastor has a unique competitive advantage in the provision of totally engineered and integrated solutions.