Innovative Automation and Control Solutions

DualTEC has a solid reputation for delivering innovative automation and control solutions. We are an electrical engineering company specialising in the design and manufacture of control panels. Based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, our team of fully qualified engineers offer a vast range of experience and knowledge in all electrical disciplines. We operate nationwide and serve a variety of industry sectors. We maintain our market position by appreciably improving current processes, attempting new processes, and developing original solutions. This article is the first in a series designed to showcase some of our R&D projects.

The Customer

A leading automotive design, engineering and manufacturing company providing bespoke luxury vehicle service.

The Project

An electrical design and software solution aimed at substantially improving the performance of an autoclave and automatic lift table, thereby enabling compliance with current H&S legislation.

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Autoclave control panel

The Challenge

An autoclave is a pressure chamber used to carry out industrial processes which require elevated temperature and pressure. An autoclave will normally be designed to accommodate a specific product. In this case the autoclave was used in the production of components for high-performance motor cars.

Autoclaves each have their own little quirks and need a slightly different technical approach therefore. The main technological uncertainties revolved around sequence programming. Since no two autoclaves are likely to behave in exactly the same manner there were many unknowns to take into account when designing the software.

The autoclave was serviced by an outdated lift table with an inaccessible control panel. The lift table in question was no longer in production because the manufacturer had ceased trading. There were no spare parts or technological manuals readily available. The lift table had to be re-engineered in order to achieve the desired outcome.  

The Outcome

DualTEC Services Ltd provided a fully functional system in accordance with the customer’s requirements. The new PC based control system reduced programming time, machine setup times, and provided production information previously not available. Overall operation of the machine became easier and more efficient improving production throughput.

Are you looking for innovative automation and control solutions? Call us now on 01535 609314 or email info@dualtec.co.uk to find out more about how we can be of service.