Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd's engineering pedigree is reflected in the efficient design and exceptional quality of our panels, we can meet the challenges and needs of a huge range of industries at remarkable competitive prices.
Complete Project Management
Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd can offer a complete project management service starting from project conception all the way through to final commissioning and performance testing.
Electrical supply requirement assessments and proposals can be made to our clients accompanied by cost projections and time schedules. Similarly proposals and schedules would be submitted with regard to the specific control.
The complete design for the plant distribution, control systems, monitoring and data management information can be our responsability. Electrical control systems design, manufacture, installation and commissioning all from one source.
Any outsourcing necessary would be cost assessed, controlled and monitored throughout the project with regular reports to the client.
Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd would take away the problems of multi-supplier outsourcing with a single client contact - your Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd Project Engineer.
Cosultancy Assistance and Advice
Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd has often been requested to provide a consultancy and advice service. Our experienced engineers have a wide knowledge of electrical equipment, suitable applications and costs. We can offer proposals for solutions to most problems in the electrical control and monitoring field. Your personal project engineer can suggest possible suppliers of equipment and services. As a company we have a large network of reliable contacts and feel confident that if Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd cannot provide the required service or equipment, we know someone who can.
Project Cost Assessments
If a company has a particular job already projected, and designed Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd can provide a reliable cost assessment. This could involve costs of various individual areas and stages, ending in the total, final project budget. Suggestions can be made as to possible savings and economies. This service is particularly useful to companies who know what they require from a project but cannot afford the time to assess the financial implications.
Electrical and Electronic Control System Design
This area in conjunction with PLC controlled system design provides the principle activities of our company. All engineers have a sound technical background to call upon when designing control systems. Our experience and knowledge ensures the selection of the right equipment for the right application. The design service can be provided for any size of system from small stand-alone machine control stations to large plant and building control systems. We have experience in the design of all types of electrical control covering a wide range of applications. These applications have involved the control of large high voltage AC slip ring motors down to small low voltage DC speed controlled motors. Hydraulic and pneumatic systems have been catered for. Very often the requirement is for a mixture of varying control types.
Our standard design and electrical schematic drawings are produced via AutoCAD and can be reproduced for supply to the customer in a variety of formats, i.e. A1 plotted, down to A4 laser printed. Also formatted onto CD as convertible files to give compatibility and allow the customer to incorporate them into their own system, whichever software package they use.
The design can be provided in conjunction with, and very often as a part of, a complete control system manufacture.
All equipement designed and manufactured by our company adheres to the IEE regulations applicable and in force at the time of manufacture. Should the customer require systems designed and built to their own specifications and standards this would be readily accommodated.
PLC Controlled System Design
Modern control design in today's industries invariably involves the use of Programmable Logic Controllers. Because of the wide diversity of our customer's applications of control systems our engineers must be fully conversant with all the popular PLC control systems used in industry. The individual requirements of systems employed are all taken into account when designing PLC controls. The selection of system to be used is often very difficult and confusing. Because of our vast experience in PLC control we can suggest the best system for a customer's specific application.
We are familiar with all the popular methods of PLC application, such as; analogue and PID loop control, input and output multiplexing, fast counting and positional control, graphic systems and PLC to PC communications. Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd can offer advice often based on previous experience of ways to achieve the required results in the most economical way.
PLC Software Design and Programming
Many requests from customers are for the design and programming of PLC software to be installed in their own equipment. Our engineers are conversant with the popular programmable controllers utilised over the past ten years. We can adapt to each individual customer's programming format and protocol or we can design our own to match the customer and type of application. Our engineers are continually involved with number of well known companies who request our software design services.
Our experienced engineers have personally worked on medium term projects as software design and control consultants with a major cosmetics manufacturer in the Leeds area. This particular customer has standardised on Siemens controllers. The systems being designed include networking, Siemens graphics and communications to supervisory computer systems.
Our engineers were also previously personally responsible for a large part of a major contract in the old Soviet Union. The services provided for a major supplier of food producing machinery were the software and system commissioning of the raw material bulk handling, batching and mixing control of breakfast cereal factories. There being ten such factories throughout the old Soviet Union. Complex recipe handling, weight calculations and management information software provided the most intersting aspect of this contract.
Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd has also provided control systems and software services utilising the Allen Bradley PLC range of controllers to many power stations for a variety of applications such as, PFA conditioning and batching and large coal sampling and conveying systems.
Most recently, Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd has provided several complete control systems to a major food and sweet manufacturer in the north Sheffield area. These systems were based around Omron control and access equipment. Omron PLC's and interactive touch screens were utilised to provide batching, cooking and conveying control with comprehensive operator access facilities and management information. This major blue chip company continually requests our engineer's personal involvement in a wide range of different projects.
Other PLC controllers used for a wide variety of applications are: Schneider, Texas, Gem 80, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Square D and Omron. We evaluate each project individually and propose the best equipment for that particular job.
Monitoring and Data Communication Systems Design
As with electrical and electronic control design the same principles are employed when the application is towards monitoring and indication. Various combinations and interlinking of systems can be catered for. In the fast moving and economically sensitive modern day the movement is towards the monitoring, storing and interrogation of production of production and management information.
We at Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd can provide the design for the link between production and management. Remote operator control and monitoring can be designed and produced under one roof. A wide range of information and control can be provided, incorporating process plant mimics giving various fixed and dynamic information and data. Also report and alarm generation can be incorporated. Product usage and stock control reports are widely requested when this type of system is used.
Alternatively systems can be designed such as static plant mimics incorporating indication lamps and limited control facilities. The inclusion of message modules can be used to enhance this type of basic information system.
Complete Control System Manufacture
Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd has supplied complete control systems to a wide range of customers. This has involved taking the project from the initial enquiry stage through design, building, final commissioning and acceptance.
We have provided several complete control systems to major food and sweet manufacturers in the Sheffield area. These systems were based around Omron control and access equipment. Omron PLC's and interactive operator access facilities and management information. The customer has a rigid equipment specification which was adhered to completley in all systems. This major Blue Chip company continually requests our engineer's personal involvement in a wide range of different projects.
We have extensive manufacturing facilities at our base in South Yorkshire. This enables the company to build and produce electrical control systems of varying sizes and complexity. Standard enclosures can be utilised to produce systems compatible with the customers existing equipment. Alternatively special purpose designed enclosures of virtually any size or construction can be catered for.
Our manufacturing workshop staff works to the highest standards to comply with our strict quality control system. Control panels can be manufactured to a custom's own design or can be part of the complete supply of a control system.
Control System Delivery and Installation
Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd has the facility to provide the delivery and installation of control systems. Our team of installation engineers can fully install, cable and terminate control systems.
The installations are completed to a high standard and can be tailored to comply with any customer's specification.
Complete Control System Testing and Commissioning
Any installed system requires a wide range of tests before an electrical power supply is applied. Whether we have installed the system ourselves or it has been installed by others, Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd can provide a complete installation testing service. All tests carried out are recorded and witnessed to be incorporated into the final project documentation.
At the company we have a team of Technical Commissioning Engineers each experienced and fully capable of control hardware and software design. These engineers specialise in the onsite commissioning of control systems and mechanical handling schemes both at home and overseas. All engineers are fully conversant with the main type of programmable controllers used in industry. We are experienced in design modifications and program changes in the onsite situation. This includes the setting and calibration of many types of plant detection devices.
Over the years we as members of other teams and companies have had experience in working both at home and overseas individually and as a team in places such as The Arabian Gulf, South Africa, Singapore, Botswana, Dubai, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Russia and it's Republics, Belgium, Germany, France and Holland. Our flexibility of services can be requested for any part of the globe.
Technical and Operational Training
Jeff Cooper Controls Ltd can offer courses for your electrical staff on any of the main controllers used in industry. These tutorials can be tailored to suit specific applications or general PLC training at a level that applies to the personnel attending or as required by the customer.
Operator training is normally included in our tender for supply of equipment or services, which is inclusive or manuals. We can also offer training as a separate service on request.