We serves the needs in virtually all major industrial sectors
The forestry industry is uniquely challenging in that it requires complex and optimized control systems that are also cost effective. A11 Automation is an industry leader in developing motion solutions that improve the speed and precision of log and wood products movement. From complete site retrofits to process optimization, A11 Automation services dozens of mills in long-term support partnerships.
A11 Automation has the resources to provide around the clock support to minimize downtime as well as managing projects to deliver them on time and within budget. We have worked closely with industry giants in the wood products industry for over a decade and proven our ability to maximize throughput with existing equipment and provide long-term upgrade paths that help our customers stay competitive.
In providing our Forestry customers with the newest technologies available for their complex, often high risk operations, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner in that industry. The results of our partnerships are on-time and on-budget automation projects that increase productivity with innovative and scalable automation solutions. Our forestry automation projects have typically marked the beginning of a long-term relationship wherein we are able to add operational continuity and carry site-specific knowledge forward from project to project.
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In designing and deploying liquid handling systems, there are numerous considerations that will dictate the complexity of the process, including the equipment and platforms you will use. To build quality processes, A11 Liquid Handling experts will provide guidance in the instrumentation and process automation tools that best suits your application. For existing liquid handling systems, we can optimize and improve almost any process, switching out worn hardware, integrating new software, and modernizing systems that are costing you time and money. We provide comprehensive support for systems we create and implement, as well as your existing systems.
Support for all Liquid Handling Processes
The most critical element in building efficient liquid handling systems and processes is understanding the properties and requirements of the product. We’ve created systems for handling gases, petroleum products, and hygienic processes. We have a strong background in control system design and support for bulk liquid holding and shipping facilities. For any support you need in liquid handling applications—regardless of the process complexity or material handled – A11 can ensure gentle, efficient and proper handling, compliant with the most stringent of industry standards.
Liquid Handling Regulatory & Standards Compliance Assured
Whether your liquids are used in a flotation process or in storage and shipping of an end product, we have the electrical, instrumentation and process background knowledge to develop an automation package that will work with the specific material. Our in depth knowledge of these applications also ensures compliance to any standards and regulatory requirements. Leverage the expertise of our team in your liquid handling and storage processes to ensure quality process design and cost-effective engineering for most liquid processing equipment, including: pumps, valves, tubing, tank cleaning equipment, CIP systems, heat exchange systems, and more.
A mine automation solution requires the flawless delivery and dedication to personnel and plant safety that AI is known for. From aggregates to mines with complex chemical processes, we have worked on a wide variety of sites providing project and support needs. We can provide a range of services — from PLC and DCS work to electrical upgrades and instrumentation—that will reduce the need for expensive machinery and a large labor force. We have extensive experience in creating systems that improve up time by increasing automation in nearly every type of work environment. Our preventive maintenance, real-time monitoring, customized reporting for surface and underground excavation operations have improved efficiency, increased site safety, and reduced downtime.
Our Mining Automation capabilities include:
Working in long-term relationships with leading companies in the oil and gas industry has provided A11 with a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon. We have created and supported automation solutions for exploration, extraction, refinement, storage and distribution of Oil and Gas products throughout Western Canada.
A11 has worked extensively in the Alberta Oil Sands, both in project and site-support roles for PLC and DCS systems. We are completely equipped with the required training and certification to handle any role required in automating and modernizing the applications in the production of oil and gas resources.
Reducing Risk with Oil & Gas Extraction Automation
To increase efficiencies in sensitive environments, while controlling costs, the current automation solution includes a client/server-based supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that provides trend, history, process and analytical tools that allow decision makers to respond quickly, and understand all facets of production moment-to-moment. Providing plant personnel with critical information from equipment such as wells, compressors, pipelines, storage tanks and peripheral instruments help to ensure peak productivity while reducing risks that are inherent to oil and gas production, especially with unconventional extraction techniques utilized in oil sands or off shore drilling operations.
Oil & Gas Production Automation Solutions include:
Pulp and paper mills are fast-paced environments where efficiency and up-time are the keys to success. A11 has experience with a wide range of plant systems from paper machines to boilers. Whether you need a complete site upgrade, an automated solution installation, or 24/7/365 site support, we are prepared to provide a solution that meets your needs. Thanks to our strong background in PLC, DCS and electrical panel systems, we’ve been fortunate to work with several multi-national corporations on project and support levels. We are proud to have delivered above and beyond customer’s expectations.
We understand the challenges faced by the pulp and paper industry; with rising energy prices, the need to track energy usage and other process data has become crucial to controlling costs. Our team can partner with your plant to design a cost-saving, combined automation and IT maintenance solution. We can create, install and deploy systems that will provide real-time data from all peripheral instrumentation and machinery, fully integrated with your existing enterprise platforms. In addition, we can manage server hardware and all server maintenance, which allows plant personnel to concentrate on core business.
A11 has familiarity with all aspects of paper manufacturing—from chippers, bark boilers, cleaning, bleaching and refining equipment, to water treatment systems and roller equipment—we understand the processes and can install new or retrofit AC, DC and servo drives, motors and controllers that will provide high quality, high availability production. In addition, we can create or improve existing control systems and networks to increase performance and ensure production up-time.
Automated solutions for handling rail operations are the key to reducing labour costs while optimizing up-time. For railway operations, A11 has extensive experience with track, tunnel and bridge automation solutions with some of the largest systems in North America. We are confident in our ability to provide a system that is safe and reliable regardless of the project complexity.
Railway Automation solutions capabilities include:
Urban Transport Automation for Ecological, Efficient Transit Systems
Electric buses and rapid rail transit systems are a cornerstone of most cities’ sustainability initiatives. A11 has substantial experience engineering automated recharging stations for bus backup batteries that help decrease maintenance time while improving battery life. An easy to use operator interface with both pre-configured charge and conditioning cycles simplifies battery maintenance.
For urban rail systems, we offer automation solutions for modernization and retrofitting of equipment, and the testing and validation of rail systems. Our expertise in industrial retrofitting, control panel building, and programmable control systems allows us to provide solutions for propulsion and control equipment for trains, as well as state-of-the-art rail control and signaling systems.
A11 Automation bring industry-specific knowledge and experience in building and repairing bulk material handling systems. From materials such as sulfur and potash to food grade grains, we can provide an automated handling solution that meets the specific requirements of the product, while maintaining the highest engineering standards. We offer 24-hour site support and project-based engineering that reduces downtime while increasing automation. We have provided complete electrical, automation and data solutions to numerous ports in the form of retrofits and new installations.Our electrical engineering qualification and bulk material handling expertise includes power system design in conveyor systems, stacker designs, and continuous ship unloaders. If you require broad experience in safety and process interlocks and alarms, A11 bulk materials handling experts will provide, exceeding your highest expectations.
Quality Design for Material Handling Efficiency
Within your existing materials handling applications, we will map out your current design process and re-engineer it to optimize throughput, maintaining industry-best quality control from process conception to completion.
Bring our Bulk Material Handling Systems Expertise On-board
In addition to creating and repairing materials handling systems, we will build in the kind of efficiency that improves your site’s production. We look very critically at how many times an item is handled; seeking to minimize opportunities for error or inefficiency. Leverage our expertise with conveyors, bucket elevators, carousels, palletizers, tapers, case erectors, and stretch wrappers to minimize steps and maximize the capabilities of your equipment and personnel. We will optimize materials handling in your unique environment—from automation improvement to electrical upgrades — A11 guarantees increased ROI in bulk material handling applications.
A11 Automation has a wide range of experience in the food and beverage industry integrating OEM solutions and developing unique process design from the ground up. We have worked with multinational companies to build solutions that meet the needs of the local product and workforce, while maintaining corporate and site standards. Our experience includes food manufacturing and processing plants, packaging/labeling and distribution centers, animal processing, and animal feed manufacturing systems. We understand the specific regulatory issues faced by food and beverage manufacturers, and the need for Good Traceability Practice built into industrial automation systems. Your industry requires a wide range of knowledge and adherence to standards that A11 Automation, with its experienced and knowledgeable personnel, is well suited for.
Bring our Food & Beverage Manufacturing Expertise Onboard.
Our team includes experts in creating product trace-ability solutions that can track raw materials, work in process, and finished products. We can work with your manufacturing and engineering teams to implement provide automated solutions with a material tracking plan that includes any coding schema you use, or, we can help create one. Food and beverage automation systems must allow for backward tracing and real-time knowledge of product within any process. In addition, these operations require compliance with the stringent standards of their industry, whether for human or animal consumption.
We have broad capabilities in food, beverage, and animal feed product automation, including:
We can provide custom automation design and programming that will enhance your current manufacturing process or overhaul your existing operation site with new or upgraded equipment and real-time control and SCADA systems. In addition, we can provide monitoring and reporting systems to ensure your decision makers have the data to manage operations with full confidence of compliance with stringent international guidelines and standards.
Hydroelectric power plants have many unique and high risk considerations from both an ecological and plant control perspective. A11 has the knowledge and experience to manage these concerns, while simultaneously maximizing up time and improving automation.
A11 has completed a wide range of energy projects involving complete site control system upgrades and a wide variety of system improvement projects. Each project has been implemented on schedule and in a manner that mitigates the inherent risks. The energy sector is growing rapidly and we have been able to meet the demands of our customers from both a project and support perspective.
Cost-Saving Automation for Energy Generation, Transmission & Distribution
Modern Energy plant automation systems include flexible control systems and solid communication capabilities with peripheral automation components. We provide complete solutions and services for automated systems in energy production, from the control centers, to substations, to field instrumentation. Our expertise includes in-depth IT support for trouble-free network operation that ensures integrated energy automation. Our projects in this sector have included planning and commissioning of plant automation, to the day-to-day operational support and maintenance.
Our Energy sector solutions include:
A11 Automation is Canada’s premier provider of Container Terminal automation technology. We have proven ourselves in some of the world’s largest terminals. The high profile and high risk operation of container cranes demands a large degree of experience that guarantees a flawless integration of automation and drive systems. With terminal-specific knowledge and over 10 years’ of creating innovative solutions for container terminal systems, we bring expert capabilities in both control and drive system design for container cranes and other terminal equipment. From RTGs, bulk handling cranes, container reader/recorders, to hybridization and retrofitting of cranes to diesel electric power, A11 can create control systems for all handling equipment. We have created proven solutions in container terminals from basic drive and control systems to fully automated, remotely operated crane systems. A11 ensures high availability systems, reduced operation costs, and safer terminal operations.
Bring our Container Terminal Expertise On-board
Our team can execute complete electrical and control retrofits, various upgrade projects, and continuous support. We have worked on nearly every facet of equipment operation that exists in a container terminal. We have the work history required to properly service your every automation need in the unique application of a container crane.
We provide 24/7/365 support, remote and onsite, and are experienced in working with multiple terminal stakeholders. We earn the respect of managerial and unionized employees because we bring the highest safety standards and respectful communications to their work environments. These skills have allowed us to show proven results in complex container handling sites, in projects that included providing electrical installations, automation and data management solutions, crane retrofits, conveyor systems, and pioneering work in RTG hybridization. If you require broad experience in rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMG), rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTG), and dockside gantry cranes, A11 container systems experts will provide engineering and design services that exceed your highest expectations.
Terminal System Solutions include:
All container site systems are backed with:
With A11 Automation managing your terminal systems projects, you have the full assurance that your automated crane systems and terminal equipment will deploy flawlessly, on your timeline, and fully functional. Our terminal customers tell us that our automation, programming, and service level agreements have increased terminal productivity and safety, and decreased operational costs. However, beyond what most providers of container terminal automation systems can provide, A11 Automation can also manage data base integration, programming, HMI and fiber optic communications that ensure your terminal automation systems are supported by a modern, rugged and reliable network backbone.
A11 is your Automation Solutions Partner. With solutions ranging from PLC programming, Control Panels to Drafting and Modular Engineered rooms.
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