Automation Control

Any PLC can monitor inputs, control outputs and sequence through program logic. Does yours come with built-in high speed communications? Can yours text you when a tank is low, report on its latitude and longitude, and email you spreadsheet formatted reports? Can yours integrate remote video into your application? Well, ours can.

Top ten reasons to use Ctek’s Automation Control application for your next automation project

  • Reliable built-in communications - anywhere to everywhere
  • Monitor and control with industry standard sensors
  • Web based application development - no ladder logic
  • Complex multi-site applications without central site software
  • Replaces your auto dialer - for any or all inputs
  • Daily user defined spreadsheet reports via email
  • Reports its internal temperature and voltages
  • Single page status of entire application
  • Status and programming from any web browser – anywhere
  • Reports its latitude, longitude, course and speed

Key Features

Built-in Communications - Ctek's SkyRouters provide reliable high-speed IP connections over any cellular network. The Automation Control application is designed from the ground up to minimize data usage which allows you to take advantage of low cost telemetry data plans. The same connection can be used to manage other aspects of an automation projects such as cameras, traffic controllers or to pass through data from a conventional PLC. The SkyRouter's IPsec encryption feature can be applied to the entire communications subsystem, providing the highest level of data communication security available.

Versatile I/O – I/O types include all MODBUS controllers as well as discrete sensors connected through Ctek's industrial grade I/O modules. Digital, analog, pulse, numeric, register, and coil data types are available for both physical and virtual I/O pins. Continuously variable inputs can react to up to fifteen different thresholds and corresponding hysteresis zones. Alarm repeat and program repeat capabilities for each threshold are provided.

Function Level Programming – Programs consisting of one or more functions can be constructed from a function library using web based point-and-click menus. Included functions range in complexity from the simple ability to set a single output to a sophisticated motor control function that sequences and wear levels 1 – 4 motors while recording operating hours for each motor controlled.

Virtual Pins – Virtual pins (I/O) provide an extensible mechanism to represent internal values, collect intermediate results, and implement counter and timer functions. Virtual pins can be connected to internal SkyRouter resources such as GPS information, input voltage, system time, and wireless network status, as well as other physical and virtual inputs and outputs

Remote Operations – Both physical and virtual I/O pins can be accessed remotely using peer-to-peer communications. This feature allows applications using two or more geographically separated SkyRouters to be easily constructed.

Logical and Mathematical Operators – Multiple digital inputs can be joined to create additional input qualification using Boolean operations. Formulas created using standard calculator notation provide a convenient method of applying additional levels of processing and conditioning to analog, pulse and numeric inputs.

User Defined Control Panel – Any input or output can be represented on a user defined control panel to create a simple, single page view of the entire application. Remote I/O access extends the control panel view to represent all SkyRouter/Automation Control nodes collaborating on the application.

Ctek's Wireless Automation Control is charting a new course in industrial automation. Instead of a multiple vendor, multiple box solution for wireless control applications Ctek’s solution combines the communications, automation, and rapid development tools on a single wireless application platform.