ICON Technologies Services

Industrial Test Systems

ICON Technologies has over 27 years of experience developing custom measurement and automation systems for the Industrial Test market.  We have supplied systems to customers in mining & materials handling, transport infrastructure, manufacturing, the process industries, agribusiness, and engineering services.


Meeting the Demands of Industrial Test

Industrial Test systems can range from a simple pass/fail test on a manufactured item, to a test cell for “hardware-in–the-loop” simulation of the operating environment for a complex product.  Regardless of how simple or how complex, they will be required to meet all or most of the following requirements:

  • They must typically monitor and control a mix of analogue and digital IO
  • They include industrial-scale components, and often operate in a hazardous environment – safe and deterministic operation is critical
  • They must be robust to variation in the industrial environment – vibration, shock, temperature, electrical power quality, dirt, grime, and extremes of weather
  • They need the reliability to run 24/7 with minimum downtime for maintenance
  • They need the flexibility to adapt to changes in the external environment – whether those changes are variations to the product under test, or a change in the test standard 
  • They need a rich environment for data capture, storage, analysis, and reporting – the generation of quality, well-documented Test data is the whole point of the system
  • Increasingly in this age of the Industrial IOT they need to have connectivity to networks – test systems are critical sources of data for process and business management

ICON Technologies can design, supply, & support measurement and automation systems for Industrial Test that deliver on all these points and more.  Put us to the test!


Building Better, Tougher and Simpler Industrial Test Systems!

The demands of modern Industrial Test Systems have started to push the boundaries of what can be achieved using traditional PLC/PC-based devices and SCADA networks. ICON Technologies builds Industrial Test systems using Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) devices that are as tough as a PLC, as powerful as a PC, and simpler to install and maintain than any SCADA system.  Click here to find out more about how PAC technology is the key to building systems that meet all the demands of modern Industrial Test.


More About Data Management and the Industrial IOT

Rich and robust data management is an integral part of any modern Industrial Test system.  The de-facto approach for many engineering organizations is to save test data as a loose collection of flat files for off-line analysis using MS Excel or similar.  A less common alternative is a full-function database management system.  ICON Technologies can supply Industrial Test systems with a fully-integrated off-line data management option that would suit the needs of most small to medium sized engineering organizations better than either of these alternatives.  Click here to find out more.


Whether you believe that the Industrial Internet Of Things (IOT) is already here, or you think that it has a long way to go, there is no doubt that there is increasing interest in making critical Test data immediately available to business data repositories and management systems as it is generated.  An ICON Technologies Industrial Test system based on a PAC Controller is IOT ready as a fully functional “Edge Device”.  The PAC Controller has the processing power to perform complex local data reduction and decision making, and is a fully enabled internet device capable of full peer-to-peer participation over engineering and business networks.  Click here to find out more.


Project Examples

Examples of Industrial Test projects include:

For other examples of Application Software Development projects go to our Projects Page and select "Industrial Test" from the drop down "Project Type" menu. Projects may be indexed under more than one category.