Advanced Automated Controls

Turn-key Automation Solutions in "3D"

Conceptual Design • Project Management • Automation • Controls
Electrical Construction • Mechanical Fabrication

Maintainence and Support Services We Provide

Arc Flash Analysis

An arc flash occurs when electricity suddenly arcs through the air between two conductors. It is a workplace hazard that can lead to injury or death. Arc flash burns can be some of the most devastating injuries suffered in the workplace.

Engineering controls, administrative controls and appropriate personal protective clothing (PPE) can reduce the risk of arc flash injuries.

An arc flash study is sometimes called an arc flash hazard analysis, though many companies actually consider an analysis to be part of a study.OSHA regulates arc flash with the help of the National Fire Protection Association standards. The association publishes NFPA 70E, which gives guidelines for arc flash hazard analysis. We can provide a complete study based on the these guidelines and issue a complete report as well as label machinery with the proper labels indicating correct PPE requirements.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging technology uses infrared mapping equipment to survey heat patterns, measure temperatures and provide thermal images of mechanical and electrical systems. These thermal images can then be analysed to help solve maintenance problems, improve safe working conditions, and control manufacturing cost.

Infrared thermography is being used by major industries throughout the world, and is relied on to provide a level of service that would be unattainable without the application of this technology.The thermal images provided help us locate many problems in their early stages before they can be identified by any other means. Locating these problems before failure has tremendous value. Benefits of Thermal Imaging Quick & Cost effective Non-invasive, Non-destructive. Reduced unscheduled outages or downtime Reduced repair costs Minimises fire risk Improved production rates and quality Predictive for planned maintenance

Electrical Preventive Maintenance

Electrical equipment failures account for millions of dollars in damage and lost business every year. As this country’s electrical infrastructure continues to age, this problem is only going to worsen unless active steps are taken to counter the trend. Ironically, more than two-thirds of electrical system failures can be prevented by a routine preventive maintenance program. Studies show that the failure rate of electrical equipment is three times higher for components that are not part of a scheduled preventive maintenance program as compared with those that are. In addition, a planned EPM program allows the equipment owner to schedule the system outage at a time of their choosing rather than having to correct major problems resulting from an always untimely failure.

Ten Reasons to Perform Electrical Preventive Maintenance

  • Avoid electrical shorts that cause fires: Electrical short circuits can occur when wires are overloaded with current, wires are exposed and load imbalances. This can cause excessive heat buildup, arcing or explosions.

  • Identify loose connections: Loose connections can cause power fluctuations to devices, devices to operate erratically and uneven load distribution between wires.

  • Identify components running hot or not according to specifications: Transformers, motors, bearings and wires almost always run hot before they fail. Predictive maintenance technologies such as infrared thermography, vibration analysis and laser alignment tools as well as general maintenance such as regularly scheduled lubrication can avoid asset failure.

  • Identify unusual smells, noises, dust build up, or discoloration: Melting insulation, stressed motors, corrosion through dust and so on make a physical inspection a requirement for electrical components. Electrical troubleshooting should be performed using a systematic approach.

  • Check all emergency lighting, signage and power indicator displays: Many electrical disasters occur when the safety monitoring equipment itself is faulty leading to a false belief that all is ok.

  • Extend the useful lifecycle of assets: Poorly maintained assets require more energy to do the same amount of work. This leads to excessive wear and tear and a shortening of the assets useful lifecycle.

  • Avoid unplanned downtime: Unplanned downtime can shut down production, result in emergency labor costs and unnecessary capital asset replacement. Without proper electrical training, all of these significantly impact the profitability of the organization.

  • Less equipment loss: Consistent electrical preventive maintenance will reduce the amount of equipment that needs to be replaced early as a result of electrical problems.

  • Energy savings: Optimal energy efficiency will occur when equipment is functioning within design parameters and is well maintained.

  • Safety and Liability: The most important reason of all is safety. Avoiding serious injuries or death is worth every penny spent on prevention. Liability lawyers have a field day when facilities have a poor maintenance record.

24/7 Support Services

In the continuous processes of today’s 24/7 manufacturing environments downtime is widely accepted as an inevitable part of the process. Our goal is to keep downtime at a minimum.


Modern control systems have improved process quality, efficiency, and uptime, but the complexity of these control systems has also greatly increased.  Because of this, increased knowledge is required by the support staff overseeing and maintaining them.  Our 24/7 support system combined with our customized training programs will provide you with the necessary skills and tools to maximize your equipment uptime and increase profitability.  


We offer onsite Support 24 hours a day 365 days a year . In addition to traditional call-in based support, we also offer support contracts which allow our customers to purchase a block of hours and benefit from reduced engineering rates and a guaranteed 24 hour response.

24/7/365 Support Services Highlights

  • Complement your existing support staff.
  • AAC will “fill in the gaps” of your existing skills base.
  • 24/7 support will increase your overall equipment uptime.
  • Support agreements provide access our vast knowledge base.
  • AAC will provide a guaranteed response time.
  • Support agreements will decrease your overall external support costs.

AAC will perform a site evaluation that includes the review and assessment of your systems and personnel skill followed by the implementation a complete training and support program specific to your needs, all at no cost to you.

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