Most products we consume, technologies we use and services we rely on are produced and issued at scale and speed never seen before at lower costs and without compromising quality.

Examples include large scale food production, augmentation of chemicals, production of human injectable solutions in sterile environments, and the mixing and filling of gas cylinders, bottles, and receptacles.

Process Control is not just automation. It is the optimisation of production systems and processes through precise measurement and control of variables including flow, level, pressure, temperature, and vibration.

When designed and tuned to work at its optimal level, a well-executed Process Control System can:

  • Ensure safety
  • Reduce labour, costs, and downtime
  • Improve quality and compliance
  • Reduce waste and improve efficiency.
  • Lower energy consumption.
  • Increase production throughput

Fast Automation has implemented hundreds of Process Control solutions for small and large well known businesses for over 24 years. We follow GAMP5 (Good Automated Manufacturing Practice) guidelines and utilises a lifecycle V-model and traceability matrix to ensure complete compliance to our customer’s requirements. Providing fully documented system design, development and validation to ensure compliance with FDA, TGA, Medsafe and other regulators.

Our capabilities include:

  • System Design (Including 3D modelling, CFD, P&ID’s, Holo Lens Mixed reality system tours)
  • Requirements Development
  • Project Methodology
  • Design Reviews
  • Controls System Development
  • Simulation Systems
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Commissioning
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Ongoing support & maintenance
  • Project Management

Example Projects

Human Injectable Solution Preparation Process Control Systems

Fast Automation is presently finishing the delivery of several solution preparation systems for a major pharmaceutical company.

The suites are used to automate the manufacture of solutions for human injection and comprise the following:

  • Approx 4000 IO points.
  • 6 SCADA Stations.
  • 6 Large PLC Systems.
  • 12 remote IO Stations.
  • 11.7m wide by 2m High Main Control Panels.

Respule Solution Project

Fast Automation was awarded a contract to provide an Electrical Control System and Software on a complex system for the automated preparation of respule solutions. The contract was worth approximately $1M and utilised Siemens S7-400 PLC and Wonderware technology together with Festo CPX remote I/O valve blocks.

For more information on how Fast Automation can assist you to ensure your processes are performing at their most effective level, please contact us for an appointment.

Testimonials:

“The work was done efficiently on time and on Budget. We were very pleased with their level of professionalism and attention to planning that brought the project to a successful conclusion. I have no hesitation in recommending them.“
~Director at a Major Medical Equipment Provider

“Thanks for all your efforts – you have helped achieve a top-class job and made an excellent contribution to our projects. I hope we might work together again. Well done.”
~Director at a Pharmaceutical Engineering Organisation

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Fast Automation on this project. The Fast Automation team are a responsive, very professional group with extensive automation and control system experience and we look forward to a long association of delivering excellence in Explosives manufacturing for the mining industry. Well done to David, Ian and the team.”
~Director at an Innovative Mining and Constructions Solutions Company

“Siemens have used Fast Automation extensively for a number of valuable assignments across the years and will continue to do so. We have found their service and expertise to be of a very high standard and do not hesitate in recommending them to others.”
~General Manager at Internationally-recognized Industrial Manufacturing Company

“Fast Automation were at all times very professional and always managed to apply technical excellence. Their insistence on a full systems approach and consistent methodology was very effective, while their expertise across the control spectrum provided considerable benefit. I have no hesitation recommending Fast Automation and look forward to working with them into the future.”
~Project Director at a Large Industrial Research Organisation

“A BIG thank you for all your help..It has been a pleasure working with all of you..I value the effort and above all, patience you have shown over the past year. We are so impressed with the system that Fast Automation has designed and grateful for the support and expertise you have provided…Our pilot plant would not be the same without Fast Automation’s impact!”
~Project Manager at a Leading Pharmaceutical Provider

“I only wish all our sub-contractors were half as good as you. I can’t imagine finding better.”
~Senior Project Engineer at a Major Architectural and Engineering Service Provider

“A great automation company, for 18 years always keeping us happy with on time work. Especially when there are problems they rise to the challenge and solve problems (even when they are ours) with no delay.”
~Senior Project Manager at a Leading Pharmaceutical Provider

“Fast Automation performed, (during their contract) with the highest competency and all parties were highly conscientious and hardworking. During this period they ensured that every deadline was achieved.”
~Senior Project Manager at Major Airport Corporation

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