Industrial Automation assists production processes in delivering maximum throughput, minimizing costs, ensuring fast production, standardizing manufacturing, ensuring product quality, monitoring production, as well as providing reliable and flexible solutions in manufacturing plants.
The key drivers for market growth are advancements in industrial internet/M2M communication technology, increased focus on efficiency and cost of production, rise in the need for connected supply chain and increased production.
We have extensive experience in industrial automation domain. We have been closely working with leading manufacturers in Industrial Automation domain, especially in the product development & connectivity. This includes hardware engineering, firmware development, device driver development, protocol stacks, HMI design & development, industrial IoT solutions and custom engineering tools & applications.
HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer Protocol) communication protocol is one of the most widely used industrial automation protocols in the world.
HART is beneficial because it can communicate over the existing traditional 4-20mA signal by extending system capabilities for a two-way digital communication with ‘smart’ field instruments.
Softdel offers integration services, testing services, FDS Services and DD File Development & Testing Services to automation OEMs.
• Stack integration with OEM application
• Custom protocol development/ maintenance
• Standard protocol implementation (HART, Modbus etc.)
• Native IoT connectivity protocols support e.g. MQTT, Thread, CoAP
In recent times, the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) has been rapidly growing. Global industrial players have been leveraging IoT technology to achieve business transformation, economic growth and competitiveness.
Connected buildings, connected lighting, connected home, connected cars, connected industry: The list is never-ending. Research says, the market for Internet of Things devices will reach nearly 20 billion connected devices by 2020.
Some of the key use cases in IoT include remote device monitoring and control, predictive maintenance, product personalization, Manufacturing and process automation. Softdel services are aligned to these key use cases.
• IoT Consultancy/Advisory Services
• Device Connectivity Services
• IoT Platform Integration Services
• Application Development Services
Global electronics OEMs needs continuous innovation and rapid adaptation to fulfill “new-age” product demands. They have faced multiple challenges in terms of achieving time to market, quality, scalability, cost efficiency and so on.
Backed by our extensive experience in product design, we have been delivering end-to-end support to OEM customers, ensuring right quality and time-to-market. Our product engineering service portfolio includes new product development (Hardware design, Embedded software development, Testing, etc.) and product re-engineering (new feature addition).
New Product Development
• Hardware design – Schematic, Layout, and Testing
• Embedded software/Firmware development, Re-engineering
• Value engineering
• Multiple RTOS expertise including Linux
• Platform development/porting on Embedded OS
• Device driver and BSP development
• Verification & Validation
• New feature addition
• Address customer’s unique requirements like component obsolescence, cost competitiveness, and regulatory mandates
Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) are being used in revolutionary ways across various industry verticals including consumer electronics, automotive, manufacturing, and so on. Increasing display sizes, display consolidation, information prioritization, remote monitoring and control, smartphone connectivity are some of the major trends in this space. OEMs are looking for better HMI solutions to enable standardization, reusability, cost & quality control.
Backed by 15+ years of strong experience in delivering HMI related services across various industry verticals, Softdel helps industrial OEMs from HMI conceptualization to HMI implementation and testing.
HMI Consulting services
• Story boarding, User experience (UX) consulting
• Selection & Evaluation of HMI tool chain, OS/Platform
• Requirements management
• HMI design and Business logic development
• HMI platform development/porting on Embedded Linux
• HMI applications development with Multilingual support (Localization)
• HMI Tools expertise – Qt/QML, HTML5, SVG, QNX, Altia, Linux/Android
• Test requirements
• Test script development
• Functional validation
• Planning and Execution – Manual, Automated
Software leakage can lead to product recalls which directly impacts key business imperatives such as cost, time, customer experience, etc. Software test strategies, Tools and Techniques must continuously evolve to find new and existing defects, to improve the overall software quality.
Softdel has been helping OEMs across their various needs around testing. Our testing services include strategy development, test management, test execution, and test reporting.
Test Strategy Development
• Requirements analysis/verification
• Test strategy, Test plan, Test scripts, and Test case creation
• Requirements traceability matrix
• Test cycle planning, scheduling
• Resource management
• Monitoring and Control
• Project status reporting
• Risk management
• Software verification
• Static code review/analysis
• Code coverage
• White box testing
• Functional validation
• Feature level functionality validation
• Pre-Compliance testing
• Test Automation
Test Reporting and Analysis
• Test execution report summary
• Defect reporting
• Traceability matrix with test results
• Comprehensive assessment of release
CASE STUDY// Industrial
Automation of Ethanol & Corn Processing Plant
Client : Leading Corn processing and Ethanol OEM
Control Module Development for a Drive
Client : Leading motion and control technology systems OEM
HART 7 interface for a Flow Meter for the Process Automation
Client : Leading Flowmeter OEM
Re-engineering of a Robotic System
Client : Leading welding robotics OEM
Operator interface re-engineering
Client : Leading industrial control OEM