Quartus engineers have a proven track record in providing high precision and high-speed automation systems using state of the art technology and algorithms. Quartus works with our customers to design, build & test bespoke automation systems when no commercial off the shelf options are available.

CAPABILITIES

Industrial Automation

  • Automation design using COTS PLCs and embedded systems
  • PLC and ladder logic programming
  • Wiring harnesses and electrical box installation
  • System build and testing

Complete System Development

  • Requirements definition, systems engineering, instrument development, prototyping
  • Cross-discipline engineering teams leveraging mechanical, electrical, & software expertise

Electronic Control Systems

  • Domain expertise in control theory and developing application specific control algorithms
  • High speed implementation of control algorithms in firmware, FPGA, or on COTS PLC platforms
  • Complete electronics control system development including integration of custom PCBs and COTS components, programming, assembly, and test
Simulation of robotic arm motion

 

 

 

 

Industrial Automation Machine

 


CASE STUDY

Custom Industrial Automation

Quartus engineers designed, analyzed, built, and fully tested a spaceborne dual axis gimbal mechanism for high-throughput optical inter-satellite links. The effort focused on lowering manufacturing costs, minimizing complexity, and reducing risk for high volume manufacturing (targeted +1,000 per year) for a coarse pointing assembly and launch lock device for satellite constellation communication. The coarse pointing assembly was capable of providing precision line-of-sight articulation over a near-hemispherical field of regard, all while using mainly commercial off-the-shelf components.

  • Automation design using COTS PLCs and embedded systems
  • PLC and ladder logic programming ‚Äč
  • Wiring harnesses and electrical box installation
  • System build and testing
  • Machine vision
  • Visual servoing
  • Real-time processing
  • High speed placement
  • High precision alignment
  • Harsh environments