“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. [...]”
Courses designed around your applications on site
At Opensoft we specialise in providing training adapted to meet your day to day requirements in maintaining and developing your plant systems. Our courses are aimed at providing engineers with a first-hand practical approach to problem solving and troubleshooting.
Our training is practically based in its approach, concentrating on dealing with a wide range of faults which typically occur within a plant environment, areas not covered within a formal PLC or SCADA Course, and provides each delegate with the confidence and skills they will need to diagnose and fix each problem encountered.
Our approach ensures that our training does not spend valuable course time covering capabilities of your systems that are rarely used and of less interest to your team. Our focused approach ensures that you receive a course which is 100% relevant to their day to day role in working with and supporting your sites control systems.
Flexible & Adaptable Training
Our philosophy is to deliver training which meets your day to day requirements in maintaining and developing your plant systems. Our courses are aimed at providing your engineers with first hand practical approach to problem solving and troubleshooting.
Our training courses are modular in design and can therefore be adapted to mirror your own applications. We provide this option at no additional cost. We achieve this by first taking a copy of either your application on site and adapt the course modules around it. This flexibility ensures that when we deliver the course each engineer can visualise easily, how a particular exercise relates to their plant application.
PLC - Programmable Logic Controller
Adapted training covering most types of PLC manufacturers our courses provide your maintenance team with practical first-hand knowledge in maintaining and supporting your PLC's on site.
By understanding your applications this enables us to focus our training on areas of most importance in supporting your equipment on site. We see little point in training your engineers in functions available in the PLC which are not utilised in your code.
Following our training your engineers will gain the following:
- Will have gained more confidence and be able to get on line to the PLC and interpret your code.
- Will have learnt techniques to enable effective troubleshooting and fault finding.
- To backup and download PLC programs.
- Make minor code modifications e.g. create a timer, change scaled values in the PLC.
- Easily recognise what position your plant should be at by viewing your PLC's code.
- Relate quickly and clearly an electrical drawing to relevant sections of PLC code.
SCADA - Supervisor, Control & Data Acquisition
We provide training across a wide range of SCADA products. Being practically based, our training will ensure that any investment you make in our courses provides the maximum return. We achieve this by understanding your systems on site and adapting our training to suit.
Our courses are practical in their delivery and this approach, combined with practical exercises being based around your application, build to deliver training which your team can clearly relate to.
Following our training your engineers will be able to carry out the following tasks:
- Make changes to your SCADA's graphic interface
- Extract data to Excel to enable reporting
- Develop new scripts & functionality within your system
- Create a new application and connect to plant I/O
- Maintain your SCADA systems alarms and historical data
“Opensoft Systems Ltd was chosen as the contractor to upgrade the existing control system necessary to enable the production facilities automation systems to accommodate a planned upgrade.
Jotun’s Scunthorpe based facility had identified that the site’s current raw materials storage facility required an upgrade.[...]”
“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.[...]”