Automation Solutions with Horizon Technology
Our services include turn-key automation systems, integrated SCADA solutions, real-time business intelligence, water and wastewater process automation, system technology upgrades / conversions, wide-area networks and telemetry, warrant of fitness audits, industrial information networks, energy management, and educational services.
As an industrial control solutions and process automation company operating in New Zealand for over 30 years, we have the experience and expertise to bring your automation project to completion. See below for more on what we do and how we can help, or get in touch with us to discuss your project.
Water and Wastewater Process Automation
With over 30 years of experience in NZ municipal water and wastewater treatment systems, we bring our experience to connect the customer’s expectations and the process design specifications in a collaborative, no-surprises manner. Our water and wastewater customer partnership relationships are long-term, with most exceeding 20 years.
Whether providing online support via secure VPN platforms, or designing and commissioning large green-field automation projects, we believe we make a difference to our clients’ businesses.
Wide-area Networks and Telemetry
Need to get information or perform stand-alone control at remote locations? We can help. Complementing our process automation expertise, is our wide-area information network design capability. Whether your requirement is simple tele-control/tele-command over point-to-point radio, point-to-multipoint communication over licensed radio repeater networks, cellular or IoT network, we source the appropriate equipment and engage the appropriate specialists to create fit-for-purpose wide-area communication and control networks.
Warrant of Fitness Audits
Someone famous once said
“We know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know … that tend to be the difficult ones”.
This is also true for supporting automation systems.
- How do you know that you can recover from unplanned downtime within an acceptable time-frame?
- Do your spares work and does your on-call crew have all necessary software, tools and training to deploy them safely?
- Which external agencies would you rely on to get your systems operational? Do they know that they are an essential part of your rescue plan?
- Are the goals of your support partners aligned with your business goals?
If you are unable to answer these questions affirmatively then you may need our help to get you to the point where you can have complete confidence in your disaster recovery processes.
System Conversions – Legacy System Support
Got a legacy or obsolete controller that’s indispensable to your business? Don’t wait for it to break. We can help keep your much-loved legacy PLC or process controller running and if that is simply not possible, migrate your automation system to a safer place, minimising downtime in the process.
We specialise in migrating Siemens Simatic S5 and Simatic TI systems to the automation platform of your choice, while maintaining functionality. Our engineers are competent and confident with all leading brands, so whatever your preference, we can accommodate it.
- Got a project but not the right skills in-house?
- Worried about overloading your valued staff?
We may be able to help – entire projects or just sections. Remotely or embedded within your teams. If your aim is to get your project delivered, on time and avoiding the need for expensive upskilling of existing staff we may be able to assist.