©2019 by FACTORY41 S.r.l. - P-IVA 10776380965 - Registered Office Piazzetta Guastalla 10, 20122 Milano (MI) - Italy

Advanced technologies for the fast development of automation solutions based on PLC, HMI, SCADA and DCS.

 

ABOUT

US

Factory41 is the result of over 20 years' worldwide experience in industrial automation and process control, gained through several technologies, on various sites, plants and applications contexts.

Thanks to in depth study, synthesis and elaboration activities using the principles of software and automation engineering, we achieved a technology which is applicable to any field and any plant and machinery size. A technology able to optimize the efficiency of the entire development life cycle of automation solutions based on PLC, HMI, SCADA and DCS.

Reduction of project duration, increase in engineering quality and careful adherence to   automation international standards and guidelines are the strategic concepts of such technology.

FACTORY41 Team

OUR

TECHNOLOGY

FACTORY41 is a company specialized in the implementation of industrial automation solutions that thanks to the multidisciplinary long term international experience of the internal technical team has developed an innovative technology of rapid development for:

 

  • PLC software

  • SCADA software

  • DCS software

  • Project Documentation

 

in order to to ensure:

  • a standard and rigorous engineering approach to every project

  • a drastic reduction of the time of all project activities (engineering, development, commissioning and start-up of plants and machinery)

  • the highest quality of projects

  • the full compliance to international industry rules, standards, best practices and guidelines of projects

 

ENGINEERING

In FACTORY41, the supervision and process control applications (PLC, HMI, SCADA and DCS) are characterized by a strict engineering process which is in fully compliance with international standards and guidelines of the automation world for structures, terminology and models adopted:

  • ISA 18.2 – Alarm Management Standard

  • ISA 88.01 – Batch Control Part 1: Models and Terminology

  • ISA 88.02 – Batch Control Part 2: Data Structures and Guidelines for Languages

  • ISA 88.03 – Batch Control Part 3: General and Site Recipe Models and Representation

  • ISA 88.04 – Batch Control Part 4: Batch Production Records

  • ISA 106 – Procedure Automation for Continuous Process Operations - Models and Terminology

  • ISA 101 – Human Machine Interfaces for Process Automation Systems

  • FDA 21 CFR Part 11 for the usage of electronic documents for regulatory purposes to replace the paperwork (Computer System Validation in the pharmaceutical industry)

  • GAMP 5: Compliant GxP Computerized Systems

 

and which involves the entire software life cycle process:

  • Analysis of instrumental components and functional layout of plants and machinery (I/O list, instrument list, P&ID)

  • Automation system requirements analysis with the Customer (URS - User Requirements Specification)

  • Design of the automation system architecture (DS - Design Specification)

  • Design of the automation system functionalities (FS - Functional Specification)

  • Development

  • Factory and field tests of the automation system (FAT - Factory Acceptance Test, SAT - Site Acceptance Test)

  • Verification and qualification of installation, operational and performance characteristics of the automation system (IQ - Installation Qualification, OQ - Operational Qualification, PQ - Performance Qualification)

  • Testing and commissioning of components, machinery and plants managed by the automation system (Commissioning & Start-Up)

 

DEVELOPMENT

Due to a rapid application development (RAD) proprietary technology of industrial automation applications based on:

  • Rapid prototyping of plant components (instruments, actuators and control loops)

  • Rapid prototyping of plant functional logic (of process and alarm)

  • Modular software architecture, which privileges the concept of "configuration" over "programming"

  • Adoption of structures, terminology and models in compliance with international standards and guidelines


FACTORY41 provides:

  • Software development for PLC systems

  • Software development for HMI and SCADA systems

  • Software development for DCS systems


with distinctive characteristics regarding:

  • Time required for development and commissioning of the project

  • Quality of the realized project and of its related documentation


for any project size, from a few dozens to several thousands of I/O, integrating the following options, thanks to a multi-disciplinary team:

  • Local and distributed fieldbus and data exchange architecture development

  • Advanced engine-control system development (speed, torque, position) by means of drives

  • Implementation of cloud and mobile solutions

  • Implementation of SQL and NoSQL database for historical data handling, analysis and reporting

  • Implementation of safety instrumented system (SIS) at the designed safety integrity level (SIL)

  • Implementation of high-availability and fault-tolerant solutions

  • Vertical and horizontal integration of automation systems ( with robot, vision systems, ERP, MES, etc)

 

COMMISSIONING & START-UP

Thanks  to:

 

  • The multidisciplinary skills and experience of the automation team

  • The attention given to the engineering and documentary aspects of each project

  • The vertical and horizontal strategic partnerships


FACTORY41 is the ideal partner for the development of turn-key automation solutions, able to integrate engineering and development activities with:

  • Cold commissioning

  • Hot commissioning

  • Start-Up

  • Set up and performance testing

  • Support to validation and qualification activities of computer automation systems (CSV - Computer System Validation)

  • Project technical documentation development

  • Development of the plant management user documentation

  • Staff training

  • Post-commissioning assistance and remote assistance

  • Scheduled maintenance plans

  • On-site and remote access technical support service


The rapid development proprietary technology used for industrial automation applications, also guarantees a high level of efficiency in the management of the plant commissioning phases, which leads to:

  • Reduction of overall commissioning times

  • High quality standards of technical documentation

 
 

TURN-KEY

SOLUTIONS

FACTORY41 integrates the activities of:

  • PLC, HMI, SCADA and DCS software engineering and development

  • Plants and machinery commissioning and start-up


with the following services:

  • Engineering end electro-instrumental installation activity

  • Design, construction and installation of power and control switchboards, distribution boards


in order to become the ideal partner in a turn-key solution development.

WHERE WE ARE

FACTORY41 S.r.l.

Operational Headquarters

 

Via Cavour, 2

22074, Lomazzo (CO)

Italy

FACTORY41 S.r.l.

Registered Office

 

Piazzetta Guastalla, 10

20122, Milano (MI)

Italy

CONTACT US

FACTORY41 S.r.l.

Phone: +39 02 367 142 00

Mail: info @  factory41.com