Automation knowhow for demanding needs
Protacon’s extensive and in-depth automation knowhow is based on our long-term experience. We are often involved in the project already in the ideation stage to enrich the design process with new perspectives. In each case, we offer flexible solutions that fit each customer’s specific needs. We help the customer select a system that best suits their needs and utilise all of its features.
We offer automation and electrical system upgrades in several different areas, such as finishing machines and systems for paper mills.
Our experts have strong practical experience in international projects including both direct consulting services for international customers and partnership with Finnish export companies. Protacon has more than 60 automation design engineers; therefore, our capacity is sufficient for larger projects as well. We have carried out hundreds, if not thousands of automation projects for customers operating in the wood processing industry and the metal and marine industries, for example.
- Siemens S5, S7 and PCS7
- Damatic XD/XDi valmetDNA
- Beckhoff and TwinCAT 3
- ABB AC450, 800xA and Compact HMI 800
- Allen-Bradley PLC-2, PLC-5, SLC 500 and ControlLogix
- National Instruments
- Honeywell Alcont I, TP Alcont and Experion PKS
- Wonderware InTouch
- Wonderware InduSoft Web Studio
- PC automation
Our expertise encompasses Delta-V, Mitsubishi, Yokogawa, Omron, Exomatic, Telemecanique and Unitronic systems and operating panels of most suppliers, as well as several special software solutions, such as CoDeSys.
Our expertise is based on a profound understanding of electrification and automation systems. Our services are supported by widely applicable system- and equipment-independent solutions.
Our electrical drives business comprises both adjustable direct drives and sectional drive solutions including AC and DC drives and power production control systems. Our references encompass drive solutions for low and medium voltage ranges from servo drives to megawatt-size drive points.
Our extensive process and technology knowhow enables reliable dimensioning, design and start-up using equipment of different suppliers (Siemens, ABB, Vacon, etc.) complete with the necessary electrification and instrumentation.
If required, automation systems for electrical drive and sectional drive solutions can be integrated into the customer’s other automation or machine control systems. Integrated and modern control ensures reliability and enables a production capacity increase, if need be.
Our objective is to provide the customer with expert technology services and, where requested, the entire delivery or modernisation project including all necessary areas – cost-efficiently from one supplier.
Our strong areas of competence include
Direct and sectional AC and DC drives
We have extensive experience in dimensioning, implementation and delivery of AC and DC drives and drive controls, including:
- Marine propulsion drives
- Paper machines and winders for the paper industry
- Pump and fan drives
- Machinery servo drives
In modernisation projects, we can offer solutions for the renewal of AC drives and cycloconverters, digitalisation of DC drives and upgrading of Ward-Leonard drives, for example. Deliveries are tailored for each particular project, using either existing or completely new instruments.
Power production automation and generator voltage regulators
Protacon’s solutions for power production control encompass generator and network protections, as well as necessary control systems either with separate relays or integrated into the automation system. Our solutions always include protection and control functions for the electrical network – reliably designed, tested and commissioned.
For voltage regulation of AC and DC generators, we can offer solutions of different equipment suppliers including doubled control, power units and protective systems. The ProMag voltage regulator concept developed by Protacon is available for higher current ranges (30A…3000A).
Other equipment deliveries and maintenance services
The total project can also include necessary components, such as motors, generators, transformers and instrumentation. All necessary services from dimensioning to installation and startup can be included.
When requested, the project can also include profound overhaul of generators and motors.