Automation & Control Systems
Engineering

Jason Denholm

Automation Manager

Contact Jason for any Automation & Control Systems Inquiries

  • Industrial Control Systems
  • MES
  • Solution Partners
  • IOT
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Workflows

Industrial Control Systems services

PLC programable logic controller, communication socket connection during technician maintenance

Software Development Capabilities

Synertec have provided control system solutions throughout Australia and around the world for 24 years.  We pride ourselves on our problem-solving capabilities – regardless of project size – and use our technical expertise to deliver innovative solutions which offer superior value to our Clients. 

Synertec’s software design team has considerable process exposure and has worked with a range of PLC/SCADA/DCS systems. Synertec is a Siemens solutions partner and all of the company’s automation engineers are trained and experienced with Siemens systems from S7 to PCS7.

Synertec has also performed considerable work with the following platforms:

  • Rockwell (Allen Bradley)
  • GE Fanuc
  • Omron
  • Schneider (Modicon) PLC Processors
  • Citect
  • Wizcon
  • RSView SCADA system
  • Wonderware SCADA systems
  • Honeywell DCS systems
control systems logos

Safety Systems Capabilities

With in-house TUV certified Functional Safety experts and engineers, Synertec can provide services that cover the full lifecycle of a plant.

Synertec have a proven track record with SIL-rated applications, including recent projects:

  • Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline – SIL3 rated Safety PLC system
  • ANSTO SyMo Project – SIL2 rated Safety PLC system
  • MTM MURL CMS upgrade – Interface to SIL2 rated system

Synertec’s team of engineers have developed SIS projects on a range of SIL rated PLC and SCADA systems including:

  • Triconex
  • Trident
  • S7-400 and WinCC OA
  • ControlLogix
  • HIMA

Process Improvement

In many cases, improvements can be made to a control system that may not be performing at the required level. Synertec has the skills to analyse and audit existing processes and develop improvement options to bring the control system up to a level that better suits client’s needs.
 

Guaranteed Outcomes

Synertec demonstrates a well-established track record in designing, implementing and qualifying process control, instrumentation and management information systems, all of which are technically complex and required to satisfy the highest regulatory standard.

With a team of dedicated automation and control systems engineers, Synertec will design and implement a solution to meet Client specifications and expectation – not only at the outset, but also with long-term, whole-of-life system requirements in mind.

MES services

mes services pipework

MES Capabilities

With its origins in the Life Sciences sector, Synertec has a history of providing a range of computer systems implementations, including Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and associated validation services, to GMP facilities engaged in the manufacture of therapeutic products. These complex processes require precise control and monitoring systems to guarantee the integrity of the product. This MES implementation capability can be transferred to other critical, high-risk manufacturing applications.

Guaranteed Outcomes

Synertec have provided a range of MES services – including support for concept and feasibility studies, design & implementation, validation and maintenance support services. Synertec’s team of engineers have the expertise and experience to understand Client requirements – leading to the design and implementation of a fit-for-purpose MES.

The MES solution provided by Synertec shall provide users with greater monitoring and control of complex manufacturing processes, greater visibility of data and improved throughput and quality of the manufactured product.

Track Record

Synertec’s computer system implementation capabilities, knowledge of TGA, FDA and other regulatory requirements, coupled with the specific industry experience and robustness of in-house systems has seen Synertec selected as the MES implementation partner for numerous clients. These clients include CSL, Astra Zeneca and Pfizer.

Technology Experience

  • Werum PAS-X MEW
  • Microsoft NAV ERP
  • MAPS, Pfizer’s
  • proprietary system
  • ALS MES
  • Oracle ERP
  • SQL database systems
  • SumTotals Learning
  • Management System
  • TrackWise
  • Pronto ERP
  • MFG PRO MRP
  • JD Edwards ERP
  • SAGE Business
  • Management System
  • SAP ERP

Solution Partners Services

solution partner services

Solution Partners Capabilities

Synertec is a provider of small and large-scale industrial control systems and is a hardware and software agnostic solutions provider with broad experience and deep knowledge across a number of platforms.

Synertec is a certified Rockwell Solution Partner and Recognised System Integrator, continuing to meet the Rockwell quality criteria and defined processes.

Synertec takes prides in working closely with its Control System and Industrial IT partners to develop the best solution for any problem.  Our solution partners recognise our ability to meet their quality criteria and processes, promoting our strong alignment with our core values.

Synertec’s partnerships are a testament to Synertec’s level of industry experience, in-depth knowledge and system expertise with a range of products in the field of automation and drives. These well-established relationships provide customers with a direct channel of support to the supplier; and as Solution Partners, Synertec are supported in providing on-site consulting and support.

Relevant Experience

Synertec is a Solutions Partner with the following:

Siemens

  • Siemens Solution Partner
  • Process Control System (PCS 7) Solution Partner Accreditation
  • WinCC OA Partner

Synertec has been a solutions partner for 10 years.  Synertec has worked with Siemens to implement and maintain solutions for numerous industrial control systems, across a range of critical infrastructure clients including Melbourne Water and Metro Trains Melbourne.

Schneider

  • Schneider Alliance Partner

Synertec became a Schneider Alliance Partner in 2017.  Synertec and Schneider have worked together to provide control system solutions to clients including ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation).

Rockwell

  • Recognised System Integrator (RcSI)

Synertec has been Recognised System Integrator with Rockwell for over 5 years. Synertec engineers have worked closely with Rockwell Automation to develop solutions for the Oil and Gas industry in a range of applications including LNG Custody Transfer for Chevron facilities at Wheatstone and Gorgon, and the process control and safety system for the Northern Gas Pipeline for Jemena.

IOT services

synertec iot

Industrial IOT Capabilities

Synertec has a strong control systems and automation engineering team and has implemented solutions for clients across Australia using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Our solutions have ranged from the implementation of local infrastructure to monitor and collect data to an entire network design and configuration – complete with a control and monitoring system for numerous remote sites across Australia.

Guaranteed Outcomes

Synertec’s team of engineers have the expertise and experience to understand Client security needs, ensuring a fit-for-purpose solution for each application. Synertec’s team design and deploy all IIoT solutions entirely in house – taking care of the end-to-end design, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning to ensure our customer receives a solution with highly integrated systems and seamless data transfer.

Track Record

Synertec have provided IIoT solutions to our customers in many industries including water, oil & gas, and critical infrastructure. We have implemented a range of IIOT services including: SCADA/HMI development, MES, Historian, alarm notification systems, on-premise or cloud hosted solutions – for both at local and remote sites.

Our solutions are platform-agnostic which integrate multiple enterprise platforms, analyses big data, and backend communications between systems. We are solutions partners with major hardware providers including Siemens, Rockwell and Schneider.

Relevant Experience

Synertec offer experience with: 

  • Remote RTU, PLC, Data Logger Programming and configuration
  • Edge computing
  • Network infrastructure for the communications medium such as 4G, wireless, radio, fibre or ethernet
  • Modem and communication equipment setup
  • Virtual Private Networks configuration using technology such as Cradlepoint, ISPs or customer infrastructure
  • Security configuration

Cyber Security services

secure network concept. isometric 3D render.

Cyber Security Capabilities

Synertec’s engineering solutions involve the workflow of critical data in industries where security of systems is paramount. Industries such as pharmaceutical, rail, nuclear, oil and gas, mining, and critical infrastructure need security of their systems not only for data privacy, but for protection of people, equipment, environment and reputation. Synertec provides solutions with both robust security, whilst allowing sites to operate with a business as usual approach.

Guaranteed Outcomes

Synertec’s team of engineers have the expertise and experience to understand Client security needs, ensuring a fit-for-purpose cyber security solution for each application. Secure solutions are deployed in environments which control equipment in high risk areas to ensure data is kept safe, and access to systems and information is strictly restricted to those with authorisation. On top of this, access remains flexible so control can occur remotely, or when quick decisions need to be made at any time of day.

Track Record

Synertec have deployed systems with cyber security requirements for remote isolated sites, enterprise systems, and cloud solutions. Segregation of data is configured through various means including physical network segregation, local area networks, and Virtual Private Networks.

With in-house cyber security specialists, Synertec ensure that systems comply with our customers’ requirements to keep their IP and critical infrastructure safe. Synertec provide a range of cyber security services – including independent security audits on systems such as penetration testing.

Relevant Experience

The team have experience with the following: 

  • Compliance to ISO 27000 series of standards including ISO27001 and ISO 27017
  • CSA Star Certification
  • CIS Benchmarking
  • Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) 
  • Type 1 and Type 2 SOC II Compliance
  • Adherence to industry acceptable and/or regulatory compliant authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) rules
  • Federated access to client’s business systems using SSO

Data Workflows services

data workflows chart

Data Workflows Capabilities

Synertec’s engineers are experienced in building integrated data hubs which connect business systems in the process plant through to business enterprise packages. The solutions involve the workflow of critical data to enable modelling. Big data is analysed, and key information is collated and summarised in creative dashboards.

The data presentation based on real-time company data is available to key people at all levels of the business, at any location, and supports decision making. Synertec believe that a successful tool is a tool that is widely used and constantly evolving.

Our team has experience in deploying cost effective data hubs tailored to specific business needs by using the best and most stable open source and cloud technologies.

Guaranteed Outcomes

Synertec engineers spend time with target users to understand the not only the agile data workflows, but also their data requirements. This allows us to build platforms in a way users need, in a language and structure that they feel comfortable with. The solution involves capturing data from various sources, storing the data and building federated web APIs. Synertec engineers have experience structuring the API in such a way that the solution is business friendly to the users. This expertise plays a crucial role in delivering an outcome with a great user experience.

Track Record

The Synertec team has delivered intelligent and integrated solutions for large industry players, including: 

  • NHS (National Healthcare System) in the UK: The team were involved in the development of the first system globally to process analytics on a national database of aggregated patient data.
  • ClearMacro: Developed the full backend infrastructure for a Macro Analytics research platform. 
  • RVS Derivative Pricing Services: Developed analytics interfaces to engage with multi-dimensional datasets of fixed income models.

Relevant Experience

The team have experience with Machine learning technology including: 

  • PyTorch
  • Tensorflow
  • Apache Spark

Combined with the data visualisation tools including: 

  • PowerBi
  • Tableau
  • Qlik
  • Plotly-Dash
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • MES
  • Solution Partners
  • IOT
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Workflows

Industrial Control Systems services

PLC programable logic controller, communication socket connection during technician maintenance

Software Development Capabilities

Synertec have provided control system solutions throughout Australia and around the world for 24 years.  We pride ourselves on our problem-solving capabilities – regardless of project size – and use our technical expertise to deliver innovative solutions which offer superior value to our Clients. 

Synertec’s software design team has considerable process exposure and has worked with a range of PLC/SCADA/DCS systems. Synertec is a Siemens solutions partner and all of the company’s automation engineers are trained and experienced with Siemens systems from S7 to PCS7.

Synertec has also performed considerable work with the following platforms:

  • Rockwell (Allen Bradley)
  • GE Fanuc
  • Omron
  • Schneider (Modicon) PLC Processors
  • Citect
  • Wizcon
  • RSView SCADA system
  • Wonderware SCADA systems
  • Honeywell DCS systems
control systems logos

Safety Systems Capabilities

With in-house TUV certified Functional Safety experts and engineers, Synertec can provide services that cover the full lifecycle of a plant.

Synertec have a proven track record with SIL-rated applications, including recent projects:

  • Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline – SIL3 rated Safety PLC system
  • ANSTO SyMo Project – SIL2 rated Safety PLC system
  • MTM MURL CMS upgrade – Interface to SIL2 rated system

Synertec’s team of engineers have developed SIS projects on a range of SIL rated PLC and SCADA systems including:

  • Triconex
  • Trident
  • S7-400 and WinCC OA
  • ControlLogix
  • HIMA

Process Improvement

In many cases, improvements can be made to a control system that may not be performing at the required level. Synertec has the skills to analyse and audit existing processes and develop improvement options to bring the control system up to a level that better suits client’s needs.
 

Guaranteed Outcomes

Synertec demonstrates a well-established track record in designing, implementing and qualifying process control, instrumentation and management information systems, all of which are technically complex and required to satisfy the highest regulatory standard.

With a team of dedicated automation and control systems engineers, Synertec will design and implement a solution to meet Client specifications and expectation – not only at the outset, but also with long-term, whole-of-life system requirements in mind.

MES services

mes services pipework

MES Capabilities

With its origins in the Life Sciences sector, Synertec has a history of providing a range of computer systems implementations, including Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and associated validation services, to GMP facilities engaged in the manufacture of therapeutic products. These complex processes require precise control and monitoring systems to guarantee the integrity of the product. This MES implementation capability can be transferred to other critical, high-risk manufacturing applications.

Guaranteed Outcomes

Synertec have provided a range of MES services – including support for concept and feasibility studies, design & implementation, validation and maintenance support services. Synertec’s team of engineers have the expertise and experience to understand Client requirements – leading to the design and implementation of a fit-for-purpose MES.

The MES solution provided by Synertec shall provide users with greater monitoring and control of complex manufacturing processes, greater visibility of data and improved throughput and quality of the manufactured product.

Track Record

Synertec’s computer system implementation capabilities, knowledge of TGA, FDA and other regulatory requirements, coupled with the specific industry experience and robustness of in-house systems has seen Synertec selected as the MES implementation partner for numerous clients. These clients include CSL, Astra Zeneca and Pfizer.

Technology Experience

  • Werum PAS-X MEW
  • Microsoft NAV ERP
  • MAPS, Pfizer’s
  • proprietary system
  • ALS MES
  • Oracle ERP
  • SQL database systems
  • SumTotals Learning
  • Management System
  • TrackWise
  • Pronto ERP
  • MFG PRO MRP
  • JD Edwards ERP
  • SAGE Business
  • Management System
  • SAP ERP

Solution Partners Services

solution partner services

Solution Partners Capabilities

Synertec is a provider of small and large-scale industrial control systems and is a hardware and software agnostic solutions provider with broad experience and deep knowledge across a number of platforms.

Synertec is a certified Rockwell Solution Partner and Recognised System Integrator, continuing to meet the Rockwell quality criteria and defined processes.

Synertec takes prides in working closely with its Control System and Industrial IT partners to develop the best solution for any problem.  Our solution partners recognise our ability to meet their quality criteria and processes, promoting our strong alignment with our core values.

Synertec’s partnerships are a testament to Synertec’s level of industry experience, in-depth knowledge and system expertise with a range of products in the field of automation and drives. These well-established relationships provide customers with a direct channel of support to the supplier; and as Solution Partners, Synertec are supported in providing on-site consulting and support.

Relevant Experience

Synertec is a Solutions Partner with the following:

Siemens

  • Siemens Solution Partner
  • Process Control System (PCS 7) Solution Partner Accreditation
  • WinCC OA Partner

Synertec has been a solutions partner for 10 years.  Synertec has worked with Siemens to implement and maintain solutions for numerous industrial control systems, across a range of critical infrastructure clients including Melbourne Water and Metro Trains Melbourne.

Schneider

  • Schneider Alliance Partner

Synertec became a Schneider Alliance Partner in 2017.  Synertec and Schneider have worked together to provide control system solutions to clients including ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation).

Rockwell

  • Recognised System Integrator (RcSI)

Synertec has been Recognised System Integrator with Rockwell for over 5 years. Synertec engineers have worked closely with Rockwell Automation to develop solutions for the Oil and Gas industry in a range of applications including LNG Custody Transfer for Chevron facilities at Wheatstone and Gorgon, and the process control and safety system for the Northern Gas Pipeline for Jemena.

IOT services

synertec iot

Industrial IOT Capabilities

Synertec has a strong control systems and automation engineering team and has implemented solutions for clients across Australia using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Our solutions have ranged from the implementation of local infrastructure to monitor and collect data to an entire network design and configuration – complete with a control and monitoring system for numerous remote sites across Australia.

Guaranteed Outcomes

Synertec’s team of engineers have the expertise and experience to understand Client security needs, ensuring a fit-for-purpose solution for each application. Synertec’s team design and deploy all IIoT solutions entirely in house – taking care of the end-to-end design, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning to ensure our customer receives a solution with highly integrated systems and seamless data transfer.

Track Record

Synertec have provided IIoT solutions to our customers in many industries including water, oil & gas, and critical infrastructure. We have implemented a range of IIOT services including: SCADA/HMI development, MES, Historian, alarm notification systems, on-premise or cloud hosted solutions – for both at local and remote sites.

Our solutions are platform-agnostic which integrate multiple enterprise platforms, analyses big data, and backend communications between systems. We are solutions partners with major hardware providers including Siemens, Rockwell and Schneider.

Relevant Experience

Synertec offer experience with: 

  • Remote RTU, PLC, Data Logger Programming and configuration
  • Edge computing
  • Network infrastructure for the communications medium such as 4G, wireless, radio, fibre or ethernet
  • Modem and communication equipment setup
  • Virtual Private Networks configuration using technology such as Cradlepoint, ISPs or customer infrastructure
  • Security configuration

Cyber Security services

secure network concept. isometric 3D render.

Cyber Security Capabilities

Synertec’s engineering solutions involve the workflow of critical data in industries where security of systems is paramount. Industries such as pharmaceutical, rail, nuclear, oil and gas, mining, and critical infrastructure need security of their systems not only for data privacy, but for protection of people, equipment, environment and reputation. Synertec provides solutions with both robust security, whilst allowing sites to operate with a business as usual approach.

Guaranteed Outcomes

Synertec’s team of engineers have the expertise and experience to understand Client security needs, ensuring a fit-for-purpose cyber security solution for each application. Secure solutions are deployed in environments which control equipment in high risk areas to ensure data is kept safe, and access to systems and information is strictly restricted to those with authorisation. On top of this, access remains flexible so control can occur remotely, or when quick decisions need to be made at any time of day.

Track Record

Synertec have deployed systems with cyber security requirements for remote isolated sites, enterprise systems, and cloud solutions. Segregation of data is configured through various means including physical network segregation, local area networks, and Virtual Private Networks.

With in-house cyber security specialists, Synertec ensure that systems comply with our customers’ requirements to keep their IP and critical infrastructure safe. Synertec provide a range of cyber security services – including independent security audits on systems such as penetration testing.

Relevant Experience

The team have experience with the following: 

  • Compliance to ISO 27000 series of standards including ISO27001 and ISO 27017
  • CSA Star Certification
  • CIS Benchmarking
  • Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) 
  • Type 1 and Type 2 SOC II Compliance
  • Adherence to industry acceptable and/or regulatory compliant authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) rules
  • Federated access to client’s business systems using SSO

Data Workflows services

data workflows chart

Data Workflows Capabilities

Synertec’s engineers are experienced in building integrated data hubs which connect business systems in the process plant through to business enterprise packages. The solutions involve the workflow of critical data to enable modelling. Big data is analysed, and key information is collated and summarised in creative dashboards.

The data presentation based on real-time company data is available to key people at all levels of the business, at any location, and supports decision making. Synertec believe that a successful tool is a tool that is widely used and constantly evolving.

Our team has experience in deploying cost effective data hubs tailored to specific business needs by using the best and most stable open source and cloud technologies.

Guaranteed Outcomes

Synertec engineers spend time with target users to understand the not only the agile data workflows, but also their data requirements. This allows us to build platforms in a way users need, in a language and structure that they feel comfortable with. The solution involves capturing data from various sources, storing the data and building federated web APIs. Synertec engineers have experience structuring the API in such a way that the solution is business friendly to the users. This expertise plays a crucial role in delivering an outcome with a great user experience.

Track Record

The Synertec team has delivered intelligent and integrated solutions for large industry players, including: 

  • NHS (National Healthcare System) in the UK: The team were involved in the development of the first system globally to process analytics on a national database of aggregated patient data.
  • ClearMacro: Developed the full backend infrastructure for a Macro Analytics research platform. 
  • RVS Derivative Pricing Services: Developed analytics interfaces to engage with multi-dimensional datasets of fixed income models.

Relevant Experience

The team have experience with Machine learning technology including: 

  • PyTorch
  • Tensorflow
  • Apache Spark

Combined with the data visualisation tools including: 

  • PowerBi
  • Tableau
  • Qlik
  • Plotly-Dash

Jason Denholm

Automation Manager

Contact Jason for any Automation & Control Systems Inquiries