ICON Technologies Services

Custom Measurement and Automation Systems

ICON Technologies designs and builds custom measurement and automation systems for either one-off deployment, or for small production runs of around 1 - 20 units per year. We can:

  • Scope and design your measurement and automation system;
  • Scope and design an associated data management and data analysis system;
  • Supply all hardware components, including sensors, cables and processor(s);
  • Supply all software components, including full custom application development where appropriate;
  • Supply the system in a ready-to-install enclosure or instrument rack;
  • Install and commission the system, including integration with your existing measurment and automation infrastructure;
  • Supply full system documentation, including all electrical drawings;
  • Provide post-installation maintenance and support (Click here for more details); and
  • Provide additional consulting, training and technology transfer services as required.

We can supply the system as a complete "ready-to-run" solution, or work with your staff to develop a system framework that can be modified and extended in-house as required.

 

We Minimize the Lifetime Cost of Implementing a Measurement and Automation System

When you are scoping a new measurement and automation system it is easy to focus on the up-front costs of hardware components and application software.  But for a business-critical system with a commercial design life of 5 - 15 years or more, the lifetime support and maintenance costs can be much more significant than the upfront design and build costs.

 

ICON Technologies will not compromise on quality, so we may not always be the cheapest up-front option, but we will minimize the overall lifetime cost of your measurement and automation system by building it right the first time:

  • We use quality COTS hardware components from industry-leading suppliers who offer products with reliable and predictable upgrade pathways;
  • We use industry-standard software tools that support open communications and interface standards;
  • We follow professional software engineering best practice, which ensures that the application software is scalable and maintainable over the operational lifetime of the system, and flexible enough to accomodate unforseen changes to requirements as they arise;
  • We provide full system/programmmer/user documentation as required; and
  • We supply all system software on a standard "one-click" installation CD or DVD.

 

Project Examples

Most of ICON Technologies' projects would be considered custom measurement and automation systems, although they may range in scale from a complete pilot-plant control system, to a small single-function measurement system. Examples of recent custom measurement and automation system projects include:

For other examples of custom measurement and automation system projects go to our Projects Page and select "Custom Measurement and Automation Systems" from the drop down "Project Type" menu. Projects may be indexed under more than one category.