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Automation, Instrumentation, and Control

Fueled by rising labour costs, increasing energy costs and evolving technology, manufacturers are shifting toward automating industrial equipment and systems to boost productivity and deliver high-quality products, at all times.


For them, it’s all about consistency, precision and quality—standardizing and increasing flexibility in production processes; reducing waste, costs and carbon emissions, all the while conserving energy and maintaining production lines that are safe and efficient. 

We understand that industrial clients want to attain greater operational and process efficiencies. The challenges and requirements differ depending on the industry — from enhancing equipment reliability to minimizing operational downtimes, regulating temperatures during fermentation, monitoring usage of energy and controlling precise dosage of drug ingredients all the way through to increasing accuracy in the installation of engine pistons, developing controls to eliminate product defects, and retrofitting control systems to existing infrastructures.

We have completed simple to complex projects in areas such as logistics and distribution, manufacturing, aluminum smelting, pulp and paper, mining, water and wastewater treatment to materials handling, and food and beverages industries. Our specialists provide clients with the expertise and industry-specific know-how needed to design tailored automation solutions and integrate disparate systems in areas such as process, industrial and building automation, mechatronics, traffic information systems, and more, at any or all stages of projects.

We have extensive project experience with automation and control systems as well as with related components  including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), distributed control systems (DCSs), operator / human machine interfaces (HMIs), industrial IT, industrial instrumentation and process regulation, industrial combustion including the design and supply of burner management systems, control combustion system, artificial vision applied to process control, linear positioning systems (SERVO), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), data transmission and motor speed regulation.

We offer a complete range of services: 

  • System integration and migration of obsolete control platforms
  • Programming and configuration of operator interfaces - human machine interface (HMI)
  • Design, development, programming and implementation of programmable controllers and control systems
  • Development of high-level language applications
  • Production management software implementation
  • Control loops tuning
  • Process and control strategies optimization
  • Project management   
  • Design, engineering and planning
  • Design and feasibility studies
  • Preliminary tests, start-up and commissioning
  • Off-site and on-site training
  • On-site technical support and troubleshooting
  • Outsourcing of personnel
  • Machine safety
  • Delivery of turnkey projects
  • Assembly of control panels in our own CSA and CE-certified workshop (Canada/USA)

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is a registered system integrator for Schneider Electric PLCs (Modicon and Telemecanique), Beckhoff PLCs and Adroit Technologies SCADA systems. We also have extensive experience working with reputable brand products including PLCs from Allen-Bradley and Siemens, and SCADAs for RSView, Wonderware InTouch, and Citect.

Need industry-specific advice and solutions? Call on the expertise of our Industry specialists. With offices located around the world, our team is well positioned to meet your challenges head-on, wherever they may arise.



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