XCL Automation

XCL Automation Ltd


'.....Key to Rockware's success is raw materials batching – critical for the quality of the melted glass – and ACS ensured all new instrumentation provided real time high resolution weight information straight to the PLC, guaranteeing successful recipe handling and weighing functions.'

Rockware Glass

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Our Methodology

As specialists in our field starting from receipt of initial enquiry to delivery and beyond every ACS system is custom designed, subject to rigorous testing, installed and commissioned in accordance with the following:

  • Agree client specification and statement of requirements (SOR)
  • Conduct site survey and scoping meetings
  • Complete technical assessment
  • Agree project plan, resourcing and critical milestones
  • Obtain project go-ahead
  • Design and blue-print hardware solution
  • Write functional design specification (FDS)
  • Write software design specification (SDS)
  • Formal sign-off
  • Hardware manufacture and electrical test
  • Program software applications
  • Factory acceptance test (FAT)
  • Produce method statement and conduct risk assessment
  • Delivery, installation and commissioning
  • Site acceptance test (SAT)
  • User training, source code and documentation handover
  • Final sign-off and on-going technical support


  • Software compatible to IEC 1131 open system environment standard
  • Exceeding ISA95, all installations guaranteed fully enterprise control system integration compliant
  • Fully accredited for work in the power industry (conventional and renewable), pharmaceuticals, oil and gas production following ISO9001:2000 quality assurance standards
  • Where applicable, all machinery safety systems are designed to comply with machinery directive 89/392/ECC.
  • Installation to 16th edition IEE wiring regulations, control panel manufacture to BS EN 60204 with CE marking & certificates of conformity