SAM's Automation & Industrial IT
DESIGN & SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES
SAM‘s design team offers a highly sophisticated design capability. We utilise Computer Aided Design (CAD) facilities and manufacture our end products in conjunction with our network of partners, who in turn utilise Computer Aided Manufacturing equipment
SAM offers a skilled and experienced team of Software, Hardware, Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical and Process Control Engineers to provide a comprehensive service based on our experiences gained from our vast client base.
We offer a quick response service where quality is uncompromised while meeting the client’s stringent deadline requirements.
We ensure that the client’s engineering needs are met by carefully selecting the right skills profile to meet the clients exacting requirements with maximum efficiency and no delay.
SAM has a complete software team involved with PLC programming on AB (Rockwell), ABB, Beckhoff, GE, Modicon (Schneider) and SIEMENS PLCs; the configuration of SCADA packages such as Adroit, Citect, Intellution, WinCC and Wonderware.
A particular strength within SAM has been the development of systems to tap into legacy computer systems such as the ABB PRAUT, ABB Master, GE CSBus and the Siemens SICOMP M70 process computers.
INSTALLATION & COMMISSIONING CAPABILITY
SAM has long term relationships with installation companies who form part of our business model. These companies work in accordance with our procedures and standards. Installation of all C&I equipment, PLCs, MCCs, and ICT etc. is well within the capabilities of our team. We have extensive infrastructure ranging from a 4 ton truck, 1 ton pickups, workshop, stores, scaffolding, hoists, etc.
Our main facility is 800m² of office and 300m² of workshop and stores facilities in Bryanston, South Africa. SAM also has a dedicated systems staging and testing area. Our Durban Branch facility is 300 m² of office and workshop for both electrical and mechanical assembly.
SAM has extensive commissioning experience within the process and power utility environment, from the commissioning of the bag filter plant at Duvha Power Station, to the commissioning of the process computer systems/MIS at Matimba Power Station. Our policy is to ensure that the same team is involved with the design, software, and commissioning of the systems, thus no transfer of knowledge from one team to another is required.
At present SAM has a staff complement of over sixty within the Automation and Industrial IT environment. In particular, SAM has extensive experience in the commissioning of the SIEMENS Simatic PCS 7 product range, InterBus, Windows SCADA packages as well as the commissioning of over seventy data acquisitions systems based on our “Visual Automation” package.