Reinvention of Programming and Startup Methodology

From a remote location via his VPN connection, Pacific Blue Engineering’s (PBE) Rain Swan carefully observes a calibration process on his client’s newly delivered press.  As he watches his online Human Machine Interface (HMI), a parallel live copy of what the personnel near the machine are seeing, he directs the field technician to make minor […]

Early Control Systems Integration Limits Late Project Risks

Construction projects begin with plans, drawings, permits, and associated documents that verify the suitability of a location for a project and validate a general solution for a given application.  As construction projects increase in size and complexity, the planning process becomes more involved, and the team expands to include specialists from a variety of trades.  […]

Upgrade of Critical Controls for an Aerospace Manufacturer

Aerospace manufacturing and testing are complicated for many reasons, not the least of which includes heavy amounts of data collection and endurance testing.  Sample and production units that will be used in aerospace applications require tests that are intense in the number of signals that are collected and often in the long duration of test […]

Turnkey Integration for an OEM on a Wastewater Project

Building complex equipment is a carefully orchestrated process. Various teams work on their subassemblies in parallel so that the final product comes together on time and within budget. It is imperative to effectively incorporate design and scope changes that emerge during the development process. For successful builders, it is key to streamline multiple parallel projects […]

Safety Upgrades for Reconfigured Bottling Line

Today’s modern high-speed beverage bottling lines are made of collections of intricate machinery operating in harmony to take beverage raw materials through to fill, sterilize, bottle, and package in a matter of mere minutes. Manufacturers rely on their performance to allow them to fulfill retail contracts continually and just in time. They also expect these […]

The Test and Adjust Phase for a Client’s New Theme Park

Pacific Blue Engineering was hired by a large Parks and Resorts client to assist with the test and adjust phase of a new resort and to provide a Sub-System Controller (SSC) for a separate attraction.  The primary objective of these projects was to provide on-site service to test, debug and edit controller software and wiring […]