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General Automation

EPIC provides seamless automation integration for process systems. Our power and controls team works seamlessly with our process and mechanical engineers to provide project continuity and maintain a single point of responsibility for your process automation system.

EPIC automation engineers thoroughly understand your process system before project kickoff and develop the best control, electrical and wiring plans for your needs. We have a wide range of process automation systems and capabilities, including:

  • Automation Design
  • Consulting for Automation Planning
  • Control Panel Fabrication
  • Control System Development
  • Controls Integration Services
  • Electrical Design
  • Drafting Services
  • MES & SCADA Solutions
  • Plant Floor IT Solutions
  • Robotic Work Cells Integration
  • Safety Engineering

Automation Design

Process System AutomationAutomation Design

Control system platforms can be standardized according to:

  • Client-preferred logic platforms
  • Compliance with all existing plant standards and safety regulations
  • Compliance with brands already integrated into the production facility

The automation design process follows this outline:

  1. Determine project scope
  2. Discuss timeline and project milestone dates
  3. Evaluate cost savings
  4. Generate rough design
  5. Create detailed concept
  6. Submit formal quotation

Control Panel Fabrication

Control Panel Fabrication

Unlike many other automation companies, EPIC’s control panels are designed and fabricated by our in-house design engineers and skilled craftsmen in our state-of-the-art machine plant. Once EPIC’s proposal has been accepted, we move forward with:

  1. Control panel fabrication
  2. Programming
  3. Electrical wiring
  4. Automation system testing and shipment
  5. System automation and validation
  6. Complete startup services
  7. Continue support after startup

Control Panel Fabrication

All control panels are fabricated and assembled according to strict FDA, ASME, and AWS standards along with client-imposed specifications. Many of the risks and project conflicts associated with in-plant assembly are avoided through production style fabrication in EPIC’s plant. EPIC’s quality assurance manual provides comprehensive quality control during all phases of fabrication.

Our fabricated controls panels offer the following features:

  • Fully fabricated enclosure ready for factory installation
  • Programmed and installed controller with optional HMI screen
  • Simple design for easy installation and maintenance
  • E-stop push button on front of panel for safety
  • Wire and terminal labels for easy identification
  • Parts list, electrical schematics, cabinet layout drawings, and PLC/HMI manuals included

Control Panel Options also include:

  • Thermocouple card
  • RTD card
  • NEMA 4 water tight enclosure for hose down applications
  • UL 508 code certified panel
  • NEC (NFPA 70) certified panel
  • NFPA 79 certified panel
  • Hazardous material classification areas with appropriate air purge system:
  • Bebco X purge or
  • Bebco Y purge

Our rigorous testing process ensures the controls system works correctly when installed in-plant. EPIC Automation tests all control panels for:

  • Factory acceptance
  • Component efficiency
  • Precise function
  • Correctly functioning controls

Controls Integration Services

Controls Integration Services

Automation System Installation

EPIC provides complete plant integration for every new automation system we install, including upgrading existing equipment to run on a new controls system. Minimizing downtime and maximizing on-site safety are EPIC’s top priorities when installing your new automation system. Automation system installation includes:

  • Installation of pre-fabricated control panels
  • Link in-feed and out-feed equipment installation
  • Power distribution construction including conduit and wiring installation to provide power if necessary
  • Plant integration including communication set-up between all equipment and corresponding production lines

EPIC’s approach to plant integration prepares for:

  • Handshaking between machinery including with pre-existing machinery
  • Control processor compatibility
  • Custom hardware or software interface development
  • Efficient plant wide data exchange
  • Overall plant compatibility
  • Adjustments in power distribution
  • Modifications to motor control centers
  • Changes to power distribution panels
  • Custom plant conditions
  • Successful start-up and support

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