Cimtec Automation Blog

Thursday, April 24, 2014

5 Advantages of Hiring an Automation Consultant

An automation consultant is a specialist who can provide sound information and guidance to businesses seeking new, replaced or upgraded automation equipment. By offering a wide variety of automation products and solutions, CIMTEC's consultants are a valuable resource for businesses. Hiring an automation consultant provides these key benefits:

  • Custom solutions - Often, it will take more than one solution to meet your business' automation needs. By meeting with a consultant, you receive a custom solution tailored to your company.
  • Knowledgeable - CIMTEC's automation consultants are well-trained and knowledgeable about the latest products, trends and regulations affecting multiple industries.
  • Save time - Missing the mark when it comes to planning and implementation of automation systems can result in lost time and money. Take the initiative to speak with a consultant about your needs before making a decision.
  • Reduce risk - Without a thorough evaluation of your requirements, it's difficult to control risks. Meeting with an automation consultant helps minimize overall risk by providing expert guidance.
  • Enhance productivity - With the proper automation products, your team's overall productivity is enhanced, leading to better performance. A combination of services, products and technology is used to develop a solution designed for your unique business. 
The team at CIMTEC includes experienced automation consultants able to provide you with a 5-year plan to upgrade and improve your existing automation system. We help you institute solutions that best meet your business' needs. To access CIMTEC's team of expert automation consultants, contact us today to learn more.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New Factory-made GE 90-70 Parts (IC697) In Stock Today

As you probably have heard, CIMTEC Automation is now the sole source for brand new, factory-made GE IP 90-70 PLC parts.  We purchased all of the parts that GE IP had left in stock and we currently have over 4,000 new 90-70 parts in stock, ready to ship TODAY!

GE 90-70 New InventoryNew GE IC697 Parts In Stock

Our inventory includes over 90 CPX version CPUs - IC697CPX772, IC697CPX782, IC697CPX928 and IC697CPX935 - plus HUNDREDS of IC697CPM790, IC697ALG230 and ALG320, IC697CMM742 and all the IC697PWR and IC697MDL units you could want.

All of these parts were produced by GE IP in their factory in Charlottesville, VA.  And, most importantly, they are FACTORY NEW parts - with current factory warranty.  There are people out there who say that their 90-70 parts are new - what they really mean is that they are still in the factory-sealed boxes.  But a trained eye can tell that, in most cases, these items we sourced from someones overstock or leftover stores inventory,and while still new in the box, they are several years old and OUT OF WARRANTY.  While the local provider may give you his warranty, it doesn't mean that you will get a New replacement part if it fails.

When you buy New 90-70 parts from CIMTEC Automation, you can be sure that 1) the parts are authentic Factory-made parts and that 2) we will support the factory warranty.  What does that mean?  We will either repair or replace your part, based on availability.

If we have to repair it, it is going to be repaired to factory standards because we are the ONLY Factory-Authorized repair house for GE IP 90-70 in the world!  We have all of the documentation, Bills of material, and board descriptions for every 90-70 board built by GE.  In addition, we have all of the test rigs that GE used on the production floor to test every 90-70 module.

So you can't go wrong with buying 90-70 from CIMTEC Automation:
  • Factory-made parts with full warranty
  • The only Factory Authorized 90-70 Repair Center in the world

Friday, February 7, 2014

CIMTEC at Greenville, SC Palmetto Engineering & Consulting 2014 Show

Cimtec Automation (Charlotte, NC) was proud to participate in Palmetto Engineering & Consulting’s (PEC) 5th annual showcase event held in Downtown Greenville on January 15th and 16th.  While primarily of interest to the Telecom Industry, the PEC show also featured companies involved in Industrial Automation as well.  Diverse Industries (Duncan, SC) did a presentation on the future of robotics in industrial automation as well as the consumer industry.  They also hinted at what Amazon is trying to do with 30 minute deliveries via drones. Schneider Electric (Simpsonville, SC) presented information on Arc Flash Safety.

Cimtec showed off a variety of products covering their wide range of knowledge in vision, safety, sensing, and industrial systems.  Featured products included:
CIMTEC Booth at PEC 2014
Cognex DataMan bar code scanning products, both fixed mount (DM302X) and handheld (DM8500)
SICK Safety Products including FlexiSoft (Safety Controller) with an addition of FlexiLoop (Cascading Safety) 
GE-IP PAC and PLC systems, including RXi (Controller), RXi (IPC), Rx3i (PAC System), VersaMax (PLC) and RSTi (Slice IO)
Hirschmann Switches, RS30 & OCTOPUS products
Computer Dynamics PAC-PCAP10 Operator Interface with a multi-touch projected capacitive touchscreen

Cimtec not only distributes products from these and other manufacturers, we also provide engineering and integration services to tie various pieces of hardware together and provide software and service solutions on top of that.