Flexible Industrial Control... scalable, reliable, PLC-free
Programmable Industrial Controllers, process controls and lab systems are often prototyped using off-the-shelf Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). Our experience tells us that general purpose PLCs are expensive in quantity and limit the ability to scale effectively as your need for controllers grows. BitBox is often tasked with crafting fully customised Industrial Control units that provide flexibility, reliability and can be manufactured on demand.
When undertaking a design and manufacture project, we take time to understand what you need from an Industrial Control Unit and provide a service to suit. One customer came to BitBox with a costly controller and a need to implement it within a control unit; it needed to be more robust and ready for quick integration within their existing control system. Our approach to delivering a solution relied on our experienced design engineers and co-located production gaining reliability through our well establish and efficient process. This combined knowledge ensured that our professional and passionate designers were able to eliminate the bulky, costly multi-PLCs and delivered fully customised, flexible controllers with all the required functions and software features built-in.
Our hardware and software design engineers were able to deliver a cost effective solution based on their expertise with integrated real-time performance, reliable I/O isolation and M2M communications protocols, including LoRa. In this instance, the team enhanced an existing system with proven successful cores, saving money while delivering an Industrial Control Unit to resolve the business's challenges. Moreso, because of our inhouse manufacturing capability, BitBox has supplied the product over and over again in convenient batches directly from our UK assembly line as the customer has needed them.