Control Systems and Automation

Automation and Control Systems Engineers

We excel in providing automation and control system solutions to meet the unique demands of the mineral processing environment.

Controls and automation are in our DNA. Using the latest technology, we deliver exceptional cost and operational benefits through our customised control systems designed for both mobile and fixed equipment installations at greenfield and brownfield sites.

Our dedicated team works closely with our clients to maximise practical functionality and future expandability, as well as enhancing the effectiveness of existing systems.

ECG’s in-house capability enables us to deliver a full suite of control and automation services – from concept studies through to design, procurement, coding, simulation, installation, commissioning and training.

Our automatic code generation technologies and robust simulation and testing systems ensure a seamless integration, testing and commissioning process for all projects.  Once your system is installed, we provide ongoing site and remote support, performance testing and optimisation.

With expertise in all major automation platforms, including Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens and General Electric, we select the most optimal technology for each project.

Our controls expertise includes:

  • Manufacturing & Execution Systems (MES)
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC)
  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Remote Terminal Units (RTU) & Radio Integration
  • Human-Machine Interface (HMI)

Experts in Automation

Our advanced control system automation solutions are designed to make operations safer and more productive, allowing mine operators to achieve optimal performance, reduce operating costs and enhance consistency in operations.

Automation provides for real-time monitoring and adjustments for superior process control, as well as scalability and adaptability to meet operational requirements.

Our virtualised development platforms allow us to test and refine control system automation solutions before they are deployed to site. This minimises the risk of downtime and ensures the systems we develop are reliable and efficient.

Systems Optimisation

We go beyond developing standard control system processes by offering our clients added value as a systems integrator. We specialise in bringing together all the puzzle pieces, seamlessly integrating various aspects into a cohesive and efficient system. Our expertise lies in systemising vendor software packages, ensuring they work harmoniously to maximise performance and functionality.

In addition, we excel in conducting legacy system audits and providing comprehensive upgrades for control systems in need of modernisation. We’ll conduct a thorough assessment of your existing systems to understand the specific requirements and challenges. We’ll then procure the necessary new systems and install the required software, before conducting rigorous testing and configuration at our facilities before our team deploys the system at your site.