Control Systems Integration

Whether you require a system upgrade, expansion or an entirely new installation, our technologically advanced control systems will ensure a system design of the highest quality. With over 100 people dedicated to PLC, SCADA and industrial management systems, Cougar Automation has grown to become one of the largest control and automation system integrators in the UK. We provide an array of control and automation solutions across a wide range of sectors.

  • PLC, HMI and SCADA
  • Industrial IT
  • Cloud services
  • Remote monitoring

Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems

Industrial Control Systems can be particularly vulnerable to cyber-attack as they often were installed when cyber security was not considered an issue of concern. Unfortunately, today, threats to industrial control systems can occur surprisingly easily and may come from a targeted cyber attack, malicious insider or human error via anything: an infected USB stick, default/weak passwords, insecure remote access, or a phishing emails.

The results of an attack can include loss of assets and revenue, loss of production, reputational damage, and breach of data. If the control system is compromised, this could also be a threat to human safety and life.

Our expert knowledge of control systems and cyber security means that we can work with you to implement robust security measures appropriate for your production environment.
Cougar Automation will provide a fixed-price survey of ICS assets and a security-risk assessment that can then be used to prioritise technical defences and policy development.

  • Development of a Cyber Security Program
  • Risk assessment
  • Secure network design
  • System hardening
  • Intrusion prevention/detection
  • IEC 62443 guidance
  • Cyber security awareness training
  • Development of policies and procedures

Functional Safety

We’re here to help you reduce the risks related to your plant operation so you can achieve your intended safety levels. We at Cougar Automation are committed to providing you with the management, design and installation of process safety systems that fulfil all your functional safety needs. These include process control systems, such as PACs, DCS, PLC and SCADA, and safety instrumented systems incorporating ESD controllers.

As regulatory and client demands become more exacting, the functional safety standards BS EN 61508 and 61511 are an increasing contractual requirement. Therefore, to ensure that we meet and exceed your needs, and to demonstrate our compliance, it’s essential that we can demonstrate our functional safety capability. To achieve this, we operate a Functional Safety Management System that has been developed and documented as a Code of Practice with associated procedures and templates.

Our experienced TÜV-certified engineers are ready for consultation, system integration and SIL verification.

Internet of Things

If you’re looking for ways to remove inefficiencies, highlight new business opportunities, manage downtime, improve production rates, improve safety, and use gaps in workforce skills more efficiently, then the data from your systems and machinery can be used to help you achieve this.

At Cougar Automation, we will tailor a programme based on “the Internet of Things (IoT)” to create a sensory-led system that can be controlled and managed both remotely and locally on-site. Data can then be accessed historically and in real time to achieving these opportunities.

  • Removing inefficiencies
  • Highlighting new business opportunities
  • Managing downtime
  • Identifying workforce skill gaps
  • Improving production rate
  • Reducing expenditure
  • Increasing safety and internal communications

24/7 Support

To ensure your business remains continuously operational, you need support that is available immediately when something goes wrong. To meet your needs, our dedicated, expert support team is ready to assist you 24/7 should you experience any problems with your industrial automation system (PLC, SCADA, HMI). Our team of engineers and specialists are specifically trained in fault finding so they can get your plant back up and running as quickly as possible.

Whether you're looking to have emergency support on hand or want on-going proactive support, we have a service option for you.

  • 24 hours/7 days a week
  • Separate team that is always available
  • Full system and application support
  • Guaranteed response times
  • Experienced engineers who care about resolving your problems