“H+H UK Ltd are new customers of Opensoft Systems. We have three Aircrete block factories, one based in Kent and two in Yorkshire. It was the Pollington factory where the training took place.
We used Opensoft Systems to provide and deliver a training course on 'Basic Digital Electronics & Introduction to PLCs' The course was very informative and all staff who attended found it useful, especially the mechanical technicians. Our feedback on the day was very positive as all participants enjoyed the course and thought the content was aimed at the right level for their skill set. The group on the course were a mixture, some new to this area, whilst others were more seasoned.Unanimously, though, the response was that everyone had gained from the course.
Whilst we don’t have the need to use Opensoft Systems regularly, we would have no concern recommending them, both as a company and the course content provided.”
“Our team of engineers required up-skilling on Allen Bradley PLCs, Comms & HMIs. We chose Opensoft Systems to deliver four training courses at their training facility in Knaresborough. Due to their flexible nature, we were able to breakdown the training into four manageable 2-day courses.
The courses focused on maintenance and configuration. It gave our engineers improved trouble shooting and diagnostic skills. This was done by using our own code, making it invaluable to bring back to the plant and implement in day to day tasks. Added to this, the tutors style and explanations were exceptional, making the course easy to digest.
Opensoft have been working with numerous Warburtons sites across the UK, delivering training and other solutions effectively. I can confidently recommend them as first-class training providers. ”
“Opensoft delivered their maintenance-based Siemens PCS7 Course for our team of electrical technicians, on site here at Flint.
We chose Opensoft’s course due to the practical hands-on approach provided by their maintenance training.
The course focused on the skills required to undertake troubleshooting and fault finding more effectively and has been an asset in helping to grow the confidence of our engineers, as they have learnt some valuable techniques.
Many thanks to the instructor whose experience was evident, but with a relaxed style which enabled our guys to feel comfortable whilst undertaking the practical exercises.”
“I originally approached Opensoft Systems as we were looking for a training partner to upskill engineers across our group and they were highly recommended to me by a colleague who had previously attended one of their courses.
The tutor was able to accurately cover the basics, right through to intermediate maintenance skill level, with a friendly and approachable manner.
One engineer commented that this was the most comprehensive and professional course they have ever taken.
Due to the success, we will be working with Opensoft at our other sites nationwide for further training. ”
“Here at Nutricia, we used Opensoft Systems Ltd recently to deliver a training course in 'Basic Digital Electronics & Introduction to PLCs', this course was tailored to suit ourselves using some of our processes and equipment as examples.
The feedback from our four Nutricia employees that took the course was very positive.
Their reviews especially mentioned the knowledge levels of the course leader and the pace, context and atmosphere that increased the learning experience.
Opensoft are now currently working on devising the next level training for our site and how again this can be tailored to our plant and process".
Very detailed and interesting.
The practical work was more fun, so more practical work.
Very good - Would recommend.”
“Opensoft Systems were chosen to implement the new historian owing to their wealth of experience in integrating automation software across fast-moving process operations.
The system linked seamlessly to the sites Kepserver I/O server providing a real-time data stream across the plants Mitsubishi Q Series PLCs.
Following system implementation, training was provided to assist personnel in understanding the configuration of the historian server’s utilities, management of the system, data analysis and production of reports.
'Meadow Foods’ Group Engineering Manager commented:
We needed a tool that allowed us to understand after-the-event issues across our plant. Opensoft installed the historian with minimal fuss and aligned the reports to our needs very well.”
“Opensoft Systems contacted me a few weeks after our site had experienced a small scale PLC fail. Opensoft's adapted and flexible Siemens S7 training using our own PLC code as the basis for the training seemed to be an ideal fit for our needs and requirements.Opensoft's Client Delivery Manager met with us to review our requirements and a personalised and adapted training course was developed to suit our own needs and requirements.Post course feedback from our own engineers was encouraging and we will be working with Opensoft again in the not too distant future.MC said:"this was a good one compared to others”andCC said“previously trained by Siemens but this course was far better””
“We commissioned Opensoft Systems to assist us with making adjustments to our InFeed PLC code to reflect physical movement of several conveyors at our Holme Hall Quarry site near Rotherham.
Upon visiting the quarry, Opensoft’s expertise highlighted the necessity to carry out a commenting exercise for our Siemen’s PLC code prior to any changes being made.
As part of the commenting process, Opensoft included site visits to our quarry to review the PLC code and how it affects the physical processes within the plant. Code changes were then made to reflect the conveyor moves.
Their engineers were very knowledgeable and carried out the whole project in a punctual and professional manner. We used Opensoft as our preferred contractor due to previous experience of utilising their unique AVS software and look forward to working with them going forward.”
“Fine Lady Bakeries approached Opensoft to deliver a one to one personal training course for myself on our Mitsubishi FX & Q Series PLCs.
As I was new to the company I wanted to familiarise myself with our PLCs to be able to diagnose and fault find issues.
Opensoft adapted their training course to suit a one to one consultation. The trainer was very professional, implementing a clear set of learning objectives to provide focus and clarity to the lessons. His approach was friendly, informative and very encouraging.
I was very impressed with the course provided and would like to thank everyone who was involved.
As a follow up to the one to one consultation, I have arranged a training course for my engineering team to bring them up to a similar standard.
We look forward to working with Opensoft again”
“We utilised Opensoft to provide a series of maintenance based training courses covering our Rockwell Logix 5000 PLC programme.
Our aim was to give our engineers more confidence and expertise when responding to plant faults.
The course objectives were clearly defined and the pace of the course was suited to the level of our engineers.
The course tutor provided a friendly approach, with a high level of expertise.
I would highly recommend Opensoft’s maintenance training modules to other companies seeking to increase their maintenance crews confidence and PLC fault finding expertise”
“CSWDC approached Opensoft to deliver a series of Allen-Bradley PLC training courses for our first line electrical maintenance team.
We were particularly attracted by their maintenance course, which really did deliver in applying practically, troubleshooting and fault finding training, all skills which my team need to effectively solve PLC faults on plant.
The courses delivered onsite, were adapted to our applications and have provided my team with the confidence they need to get online and diagnose faults.”
“Opensoft's training was targeted to improve our engineers' confidence in getting online to our PLC’s and being able to diagnose and fault find quickly.
This is especially important to us in a downtime situation. Our control systems comprise of Control Logix PLC’s with DeviceNet and ControlNet communications to the plant I/O.
Rather than take three separate training courses, Opensoft integrated our communication types into the standard PLC course to give our engineers an understanding of how the PLC communicates across these networks, a vital component of the training.
I would recommend Opensoft Systems training to anyone considering a practical PLC course.”
“The Wonderware InTouch Developer Course we did with Opensoft Systems was very informative and focused on clear objectives.
The course was logically sequenced and we felt that we gained valuable knowledge in the fields where we most required training. Our trainer provided an excellent course concept and also provided us with some valuable consultancy for our company after the course was completed.
We look forward to working with Opensoft Systems again on future projects.”
“I put in place a series of InTouch training courses to improve the skills and confidence of our engineering technicians. The ability to make application changes and diagnose plant operational issues were our main objective from the training.
Opensoft provided a flexible approach to delivering the training which was related solely to our application on site. This approach really helped my team accelerate their learning.
Thank you to all involved.”