ABOUT US

Radway Control Systems Ltd specialises in the design and implementation of automation, control and information systems for a wide range of industries, with particular expertise in the metals, water treatment, chemicals, nuclear, automotive and food manufacturing sectors.

We offer a complete integration service encompassing the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of electrical control systems which includes a high degree of expertise in computer, PLC and drive application software.
Our commitment to quality, together with proven project management skills, ensures that we meet the requirements of the client on projects of all sizes.

Our Services

Energy saving solutions using variable speed drives

CAD: Electrical schematic and layout/GA drawings produced using AutoCAD Electrical CAD design tools
Applications Engineering:

Electrical and systems engineering to provide control system designs which will suit the application requirements/specifications and comply with all applicable standards and safety legislation
Particular expertise in applications and software engineering for systems comprising variable speed drives, Scada and PLC equipment
Extensive experience with continuous strip processing lines
Safety Systems: Engineering and advice in the use of hard-wired and software-configured safety circuits (e.g. Pilz) to provide safe control of machinery. Use of lightguards, safety PLCs etc.
Control Panels: Custom designed control panels, where required. e.g. Frame systems for modular drive assemblies
MCCs: Motor control centres utilising custom designed steelwork and busbar assemblies where required
Variable Speed Drives: Drives applications engineering utilising ac, dc and servo drives
Applications engineering ranging from simple stand-alone pumps and fans to complex multiple drive systems used on continuous production lines requiring accurate speed, tension and position controls
Energy saving solutions using variable speed drives
PLC Upgrades: Upgrade of legacy PLC systems to current hardware or replacement with other PLC systems. Extensive experience in Gem80 upgrades
Documentation: Provision of complete documentation packages including detailed design and test documentation where required e.g. Functional Design Specification and System Operation & Maintenance Manuals
PLCs:




PLC software engineering ranging from simple standalone controllers to complex networked systems
Most PLC types catered for including modifications to legacy systems
GE Fanuc Series 90-30 & 90-70, Versamax, Rx3i &Rx7i
Converteam Gem80, HPCi, Alspa 80/35 & 80/75
Allen Bradley PLC5, SLC500, ControlLogix
Siemens S5, S7, Telemecanique, Omron, Mitsubishi, Modicon etc
SCADA and HMI:

Scada packages supported include GE Fanuc iFIX and Cimplicity, Allen Bradley RSView, Converteam P1200 & Wonderware InTouch
HMIs supported include Red Lion, Proface, Allen Bradley PanelView, Siemens, Telemecanique
High Level:

Bespoke solutions for industrial processes utilising Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL, Visual Basic, XHTML etc
Interfaces to SAP systems
Custom communications drivers, eg GemLAN-T Ethernet
Energy Surveys: Free site energy surveys to identify areas where significant cost savings may be be made by the installation of variable speed drives. Typical applications would be fans, pumps and compressors. Payback time due to the energy saved can often be less than 12 months
Project Management: Project management services to cover the whole project lifecycle from initial enquiry through to specification, design, installation and commissioning
Control Panels: Manufacture of electrical control panels in our dedicated manufacturing facility
MCCs: Manufacture of custom Motor Control Centres
Test: All equipment manufactured at Radway undergoes a fully documented detailed test procedure (which includes functional tests) before shipment. Customers are welcome to attend witness tests if required

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Training Courses: Training courses for most types of PLC/drive/Scada equipment either at the customer’s site or in our training room
Courses can be customised to the customer’s process/application configuration

A typical Energy Appraisal document produced following a free site survey. Click to view the complete document.

Energy Survey Front Energy Survey Contents

1000 Site Services
125Training Courses
650PLC Upgrades
120Safety Systems
Milestones

Brief History of Our Company

July 2014

Radway celebrates 20 years providing quality industrial control and automation systems for a wide range of customers.

July 2004

To allow further expansion of the Company, Radway Control Systems relocate to a new custom designed building in Kidsgrove having a dedicated manufacturing facility and extensive office area.

June 2002

Company now controlled by Jonathan Taylor & David Allen.

November 1998

Company name changed to Radway Control Systems Ltd.

July 1994

Company incorporated as J&J Automation Services Ltd, founded by Jonathan Taylor, David Allen and John Plimmer with a focus on providing quality industrial control systems for the steel and automotive industries.

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