Our teams have extensive control systems design and engineering experience, whether it’s to improve the efficiency of your current process, or ensuring its continued regulatory compliance. We will support your needs through all aspects of the automation project.
Our expertise spans all aspects of automation system life-cycle development to best meet the requirements of the industries we serve. We develop automation strategies, configuration, documentation, testing and integrated commissioning and qualification of Process Automation Systems (PAS).
Our experienced process and automation engineers have an extensive knowledge and understanding of all pharma and biotech processes. We have deployed automation solutions for many different client processes; e.g.: Fermentation, and all of the associated upstream and downstream equipment; bioreactors, filtration skids, chromatography skids, homogenizers, centrifuges and their CIP and Sterilization requirements. We can assist you from the basis of design stages through FAT, commissioning, data collection and beyond, always ensuring your system is in compliance with all of the latest GxP and regulatory requirements, and providing you with real-time data analytics to assist with production planning and return on investment (ROI).
We deliver projects involving Building Automation System (BAS) technologies and support clients on solutions for energy efficiency without compromising regulatory requirements related to clean rooms and area classifications. Horizon Control Group assists clients in the integration of BAS and PAS platforms to achieve the best results.
We develop alarm philosophies in compliance with latest standards such as ISA18.2 assisting and guiding clients throughout the process of identification, rationalization, implementation, review and change of alarms in the plant, whether it is a greenfield site, or an existing manufacturing facility/process. Our tailor made solutions will provide, the necessary departments within your organization with, real-time access to relevant process data in a way that does not compromise accuracy, reliability and security.
We are experts on Emerson DeltaV (and its components such as continuous control, batch, hardware and system architecture, graphics/HMI), Provox, Siemens PCS7, ABB 800xA and ABB Advant, Rockwell (PlantPAX, FactoryTalk Batch).
We also have vast experience on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), including Siemens S7/Step 7/TIA Portal), ControlLogix (Studio 5000/RS Logix and FactoryTalk View/RS View) and SCADA systems including GE iFix, Wonderware InTouch, Wonderware System Platform (Archestra), and Ignition by Inductive Automation.
We are experienced with modern electronic marshalling (e.g., CHARMS) and all other communication protocols widely used in the Life Sciences Industry; Profibus, Fieldbus, Ethernet/IP, HART, Modbus, ControlNet, DeviceNet, OPC, BACNet, as well as classic I/O.
We work with Siemens Apogee/Desigo, Honeywell EBI R500, Schneider Electric Andover, Johnson Controls Metasys.
Note: We are vendor-independent, willing and able to work with any system and always represent our client's needs first and foremost - free of any conflict of interest.