Process Automation | Software- & DB-Development | Project Consulting

03.2019
PROTOS 2.0: Announcement of a feature update, f.e. Filter settings can be user-related saved
and loaded. The parsing of the message texts was also optimized, we inform as soon as the features
are ready for delivery.

03.2019
Implementation of an MQTT interface based on a Simatic -S7 1500 PLC controller. The interface
serves as a bidirectional gateway between the production control level and the control level.

01.2019
Successful implementation of 8 pcs. Teleperm communication gateways of type ADC-Bridge-TM
(3rd generation with Win10) at a customer of the chemical industry. The gateways works in redundandency
configuration and are connected to the CS275 bus.

07.2018
ISO 9001: 2015 – Successful system conversion and recertification by DEKRA-Certification GmbH.

03.2018
PROTOS 2.0: New KPI analysis functionality for “Performance Level” presentation related to (ISA 18.2/EEMUA191) implemented.
Part of the Industry 4.0 strategy.

03.2018
Commissioning of a Lab application based on NI-LabView.

01.2018
Delivery of 8 pcs. DataServer-CC licenses to serveral customers for communication between PCS7 and SQL-Databases.

11.2017
Re-documentation of several Teleperm AS235 units. The scope of work contains the graphical documentation and the generation of the Cause and Effect diagrams.

09.2017
Teleperm M re-documentation based on AS220/230/235 and OS252/265 systems. The scope of work contains the graphical documentation and the generation of I/O-lists.

08.2017
Delivery and commissioning of several redundant ADC-Bridge_AS systems for the controller/controller communication between Teleperm ME(EAS) and PCS7 AS-units.

05.2017
Successful commissioning of a PCS7 V8.2 / SIMATIC Batch system in a Lab.

03.2017
Development of an OPC-UA (DA/AC) server for the “PD-MI-System” (ProcessData-Management- Information-System)
The OPC-UA (DA/AC) is also available for the “DataServer” family.

03.2017
The new version of PROTOS 2.0 supports Maria-DB.

01.2017
The new version of “ADC-Bridge_AS”, Controller/Controller communication between Teleperm M/ME and PCS7 is available. The upgrade of the interface contains an new redundancy switchover, performance optimizing features and an optimized easy handling.

11.2016
Start of the PCS7 upgrade project in a chemical Lab. Content of the project is to upgrade the PCS7 system from V6.x to V8.2. Ako-Tec provides the customer with all engineering work, also for Simatic- BATCH and deliver all PCS7 hard- and software.

09.2016
Implementation of a central remote maintenance access (VPN) for Simatic -S5/-S7 PLC based on the Siemens “SINEMA REMOTE CONNECT” system. This system permits a user-controlled access to the PLC’s in compliance with the IT-security policies of the company.

05.2016
Implementation of the new Alarm Management System “PROTOS 2.0” in a chemical industry plant.
With PROTOS 2.0 the customer is able to store and analyze alarms and messages from Teleperm M and PCS7. To collect data from PCS7 the new DataServer-CC is implemented.

03.2016
Presentation of the new DataServer-CC. Data-Server-CC is an interface for bidirectional communication between PCS7 and third party SQL-DB or native interfaces. The DataServer-CC works as a service and use a direct access to the PCS7 database. The DataServer-CC can provide values and alarms.

12.2015
Programming and commissioning of fail-safe applications with a S7-F-controller and S7 distributed safety at a customer of the automotive supply industry.

12.2015
PROTOS 2.0 system installation at a customer in the chemical industry.

12.2015
Factory-wide introduction of the PD-MI system with connection to PCS7 systems with SIMATIC BATCH in the chemical industry.

10.2015
Support of day-to-day operations in the area of ​​operational plant support with Teleperm M, S5, S7 and PCS7 at a food manufacturer.

10.2015
Operational support and plant optimization with PCS7 and TIA Portal in an industrial power plant.

09.2015
-S7 blocks for the cycle-precise recording of messages and signal states as well as an application finished for evaluation. In the event of an error, the tool can be used to analyze the signal states before the error occurs. The evaluation application offers various search and analysis options

08.2015
New version of PROTOS 2.0 available.
Extension of the parsing functionalities as well as extension of the Web FrontEnd. Statistics and evaluations based on ISA 18.2

07.2015
Successful recertification by DEKRA according to ISO9001:2008.

06.2015
Software engineering Simatic -S7 in the field of factory automation at an automotive supplier. Creation of a sequence control (LAD / STL) for -S7 300 controllers

06.2015
Modernization of safety equipment (oscillation, speed measurement) on centrifuges at a food manufacturer.

04.2015
Completion of drivers for new DeltaV version (EMERSON)

02.2015
PROTOS system for petrochemicals.
Supply of a PROTOS system for the detection and analysis of alarms at a worldwide operating petrochemicals group.

02.2015
Software development for a machine for the production of cutting discs with Simatic -S7 1200s Control. The drives and the distributed I/Os were connected to the CPU via ProfiNet.

02.2015
Creation of driver blocks and faceplates for PCS7 for the manufacturer of a remote I/O System which can be used in hazardous areas.

12.2014
Plant automation in special machine construction with Simatic TIA Portal (S7-1200) and Sinamics S120 drive technology.

11.2014
Drivers for DCTM (DeltaV Connect Teleperm M) extended on behalf of Emerson.
DCTM enables system coupling between Teleperm M and Emerson DeltaV via native Driver, which eliminates the configuration overhead in the gateway (ADC-Bridge ™) and all System diagnostics are available in the DeltaV system.

11.2014
New software version Protos!
With ProtWeb 2.0, a new alarm and message management analysis system was developed, which in addition to the hit list generation also has a web front end. First there are parsers for PCS7 and Teleperm available.

11.2014
Delivery of a Protos system for the detection of alarms and messages from several Telepem M and PCS7 systems including the analysis tools.

10.2014
With the acquisition of a new modern diagnostic tool for Profibus DP/PA are now advanced analysis options available. In connection with the experience of our employees, the following analyzes for documentation or troubleshooting/error analysis can be carried out.

10.2014
Delivery of 4 bridge systems for data coupling between Teleperm ME and WinCC OA for 2 blocks of a nuclear power plant.

07.2014
Creating PCS7 blocks and faceplates for integrating a remote I/O system for the Ex area (zones 1+2 and 21+22) on behalf of the system manufacturer.

07.2014
Successful ISO9001:2008 audit by DEKRA.

07.2014
Ako-Tec joined NAMUR.
NAMUR is an international association of users for automation in the process industry.

06.2014
Successful final acceptance (FAT) of the ADC-Bridge systems for an oil rig in the North Sea.

05.2014
Visualization of several wheat flour slices for a mill with Simatic TIA portal.

02.2014
Successful conclusion of the analysis of inventory technology (Teleperm M, Simatic S5, PCS7 AS / OS)
Oil rig in the North Sea. Project Consulting to support the new control system supplier the migration from Teleperm M to Emerson DeltaV.

01.2014
Teleperm migration to DeltaV at Wacker ChemieDelivery of 3 redundant bridge systems for data coupling (controller / controller) between DeltaV and Teleperm. Analysis of Inventory Technology (about 17,000 I/O) through back-documentation with the RDTB (RückDokumentationsToolBox).

01.2014
Control modernization Simatic -S5 to -S7 and establishment of a coupling to PCS7 in the food industry. The program structure of the new controllers was created according to the current customer-specific guidelines.

12.2013
New version PDE-OPC available. The new version of the PD-MI system reader supports the communication of up to 27 OPC servers.

12.2013
Implementation of 2 pcs. Teleperm M OS265-3 systems to increase availability in advance a system migration in a utility company.

09.2013
Software engineering for Siemens systems Teleperm ME / GT104 / Simatic -S7 during the migration to ABB control technology in a power plant.

08.2013
Consulting services / technical analysis for a production line for the production of active shock absorber systems.

07.2013
Company founder and longtime CEO Wolfgang Kitzig retired on 30.06.13.

06.2013
Modernization of red. ADC-Bridge-TM with OPC-Server-DA/AE systems (hardware and software upgrade) in a chemical plant.

05.2013
Implementation of process optimization with PCS7 V8.0 in a process engineering Investment.

03.2013
Return documentation “as built” of several Teleperm M AS235 with the RDTB (Back DocumentationToolBox)

01.2013
Software modification to TDC3000 system at a waste incineration plant

01.2013
Teleperm migration to DeltaV at Statoil.
Delivery of several red. Bridge systems for data coupling between DeltaV and Teleperm.
Analysis of Inventory Technology (about 17,000 I/O) through back-documentation with the RDTB (RückDokumentationsToolBox)

01.2013
Project consulting and start-up support in a waste incineration plant

12.2012
ADC-Bridge and Siemens N-PCI card now running under Windows 7

11.2012
Building blocks for a Siemens T3000 system at an energy supplier

11.2012
Completion of work at Exxon Mobil

10.2012
Creating a concept (PokaYoke) for the production of high quality plastics and the automatic control of recipe processing.

10.2012
Coupling between Teleperm M and a process data acquisition system via ADC-Bridge-TM successfully implemented at Lanxess

11.2012
Return documentation of several Teleperm M OS252 systems at Bayer Chempark

06.2012
Migration from Teleperm to PCS7 V7.0 in a chemical plant

06.2012
Software connection of an x-ray unit for package screening at a DHL location

05.2012
Simatic -S5 Software development for a starch mixing plant

07.2012
EN ISO 9001: 2008 recertification audit successfully passed

04.2012
Commissioning Support in a biomass power plant for the Siemens PCS7 system

04.2012
Preparation of a procedural description for a waste incineration plant

03.2012
Implementation of an energy management system installed at the Procter & Gamble location in Cologne. The Energy Management System is based on Siemens Simatic -S7 and WinCC.

02.2012
Creating 300 pages P & ID with Eplan P8 PPE (P & ID) in a waste incineration plant

11.2011
Successful completion of the project “as-built” Documentation of the control technology (automation level) of a waste incineration plant in VBG R170C compliant representation.
Further information is available on request.

11.2011
Coupling Siemens T3000 to Teleperm-M.
Order for the delivery of the ADC-Bridge-TM incl. OPC-Server for data coupling between T3000 and Teleperm-M AS235 controllers.

08.2011
Cable drum test rig
Electrotechnical modernization of a test stand (process control) with Siemens Simatic -S7 Control including web access.

08.2011
Training of several employees in the EPLAN P8 PPE area

07.2011
Preparation of the procedural system description of a waste incineration plant.
The description includes local and functional relationships of each PLT body including the Link to the reference documents

05.2011
System migration from Siemens Teleperm-M to PCS7Migration of the existing Teleperm OS / AS systems during operation to PCS7. The goal of minimizing downtime could be achieved.

02.2011
The RDTB-OS documentation for Teleperm OS252 / OS262 / OS265 is now available as a software license. After many customer requests, the RDTB-OS was further developed into an independent tool.

01.2011
Successful start-up after a Teleperm-ME migration in a power plant (NL)

01.2011
25 years of AKO-TEC “25 years of innovation and competence” In 2011, AKO-TEC AG celebrates its 25th anniversary. The anniversary is celebrated with customers, partners and employees.

11.2010
Order to optimize a paint shop supplied by Ako-Tec AGThe order implements an Ako-Tec concept for capacity optimization.

07.2010
Completion of RDTB (RückDokumentationsToolBox) for Teleperm-M / ME.
Successful completion of the RDTB-AS for the “as-built” documentation of Teleperm-M / ME. In addition to the RDTB-OS, the completion of the module for AS documentation can now be reported.

04.2010
Project start for the migration of a MadamS system by 800xA (ABB) via ADC-Bridge-TM OPC-Server-DA/AE at a power plant in NL. Supply of products (ADC-Bridge-TM OPC-Server-DA/AE) and services to replace a MadamS system in a Dutch power plant.

03.2010
Migration from Teleperm-M AS230 / AS235 to PCS7 AS417 ControllersMigration and exchange of inventory technology in a chemical plant with extremely short downtimes

02.2010
Delivery of another ADC-Bridge-TM system to replace a Teleperm OS in Switzerland.

01.2010
Creating the “as-built” return documentation of the operating and. Observation system (Teleperm OS265 / M2000) Create a fully automated “as-built” return documentation in combined graphics / list form with breakdown of all image and function content and their data link.

01.2010
Order for the “as-built” documentation of the control technology (automation level) of a waste incineration plant in VBG R170C compliant representation. With the database-based RDTB developed by Ako-Tec, controller and assembly (structurable) programs can be imported and automatically drawn in FBD representation. In addition, system-neutral FUPs can be created and linked with other documents (circuit diagrams, P & ID, etc.).

12.2009
Extension of the PD-MI system at an automotive supplier

07.2009
Another PROTOS system for ExxonMobilAnother location of “ExxonMobil Production Deutschland GmbH” will be equipped with PROTOS as a reporting printer replacement system.

07.2009
DIN EN ISO 9001: 2008 Conversion of the QM system to the standard requirement according to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2008.

06.2009
Partnership with automation specialists from India. Strategic partnership to open up further sales markets for our products.

02.2009
PROTOS for waste incineration plant OberhausenThe previous local printer replacement system has been replaced by PROTOS. The PROTOS database can be accessed via a network from any workstation.

01.2009
Delivery of ADC-Bridge-TM with OPC-Server-DA / AE interfaces for a project at one of the world’s largest energy providersThe systems supplied by Ako-Tec AG are an integral part of the overall migration strategy and ensure a “bumpless” migration of the existing Teleperm-M systems according to Experion PKS.

01.2009
Completion of the tools for an automated, system-neutral back-documentation of Teleperm-M systems. Production of the database-based solution for the documentation of the “as build” system status and transfer of the generated return documentation results to the customer. The graphical representation of the results is done in automatically generated Microsoft-Visio documents. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 02251/650 30-0.

11.2008
PROTOS system for Cilag AGDelivery of a PROTOS system for the registration of operating messages and faults of control and operating systems of different manufacturers.

10.2008
PD-MI system: New PD server now availableAt immediately a completely newly developed PD server is available. In addition to a changed operation, the new “PD-Server2” also includes the functionality “Offline” – Conversion of data. In addition, the PD-Server2 requires less system resources.

09.2008
Bus load analysis and Teleperm-M basic training at Pilkington Germany AGAnalysis of the current system structure including a bus load analysis (CS275 bus) and customer-specific basic training for new employees.

09.2008
Replacement of a process data acquisition system with Lanxess Modernization of a data information system based on a Teleperm-M control system. Data communication between the Teleperm-M process control system and the new DeltaV system takes place via the ADC Bridge TM. The essential system components are redundant.

07.2008
Order for system-neutral back-documentation (Teleperm) received as part of a process control system ReplacementsIn the forefront of a control system exchange from Siemens Teleperm-M to Honeywell Experion PKS, the current hardware and software is to be back-documented. In order to keep the error rate low, or due to the size of the plant, the return documentation is highly automated. The solution will be database based, the logic plans should be automatically generated from the database and presented with Microsoft Visio.

07.2008
DIN EN ISO 9001Successful surveillance audit by DEKRA

06.2008
Boehringer Ingelheim uses PD-MI system. The compelling functionalities of the PD analyzer, especially with regard to tracking and comparison of batches, have led to the PD-MI system being enforced in a batch mode as an additional analysis tool.

06.2008
Timely completion and handover of the production line for the production of cylinder head gaskets to the customer’s deadline, the production line developed in cooperation with the end customer, on which cylinder head gaskets are manufactured for the latest generation of engines of most European automobile manufacturers, ready for operation.

06.2008
DuRe X25 Expansion of the Ako-Tec flow processing system for compatibility with PCS7.

06.2008
PD-MI systemNew versions of PD Analyzer and PD Chart available. Details about the new versions can be found in the product flyers in the download area.

05.2008
Another PROTOS system for ExxonMobilExxonMobil Produktion Deutschland GmbH orders the PROTOS system for another location for archiving and evaluation of process information.

03.2008
Process optimization in waste incineration plant via Ako-Tec communication bridgeTo optimize the process in a waste incineration plant, a method based on an “artificial neural network” is used. The task of Ako-Tec AG was to ensure the bidirectional data exchange between the Teleperm-ME process control system, the “old” burner control system and the optimization software based on an “artificial neural network”. To ensure the high demands on availability, all system components are designed redundantly.

12.2007
Process data acquisition system in the automotive supply industryDiscovering and analyzing process data at an automotive supplier. From 7 machining centers with different control systems, the data is archived via Industrial Ethernet and made available for quality verifications.

12.2007
Acceptance of the replacements of MadamS systems in the Slovak Republic and delivery of the hardware and software for another blockWith the successful replacement of the MadamS system (Teleperm-ME) in a nuclear power plant and the delivery of the necessary systems for another power plant block were the expectations fully satisfied by the customer. After the actual installation and commissioning, the project will be completed in 3Q / 08. Our scope of services includes the concept creation, the delivery of 8 pcs. redundant ADC-BTM bridges (TCP / IP communication), the driver development for the new operator control and monitoring system (PVSS) and the PUX (Process Unit External) connection.

11.2007
Production line for the production of cylinder head gasketsAko-Tec produces a production line for the production of cylinder head gaskets for a leading European automotive supplier. Our service and scope of supply includes the concept development, definition and agreement of the sub-works, selection of suppliers as well as the coordination of all project participants.

11.2007
Cooperation agreement with Belsim A cooperation agreement has been signed in the “Process Intelligence” division. The cooperation includes the acquisition, concept development and project implementation in process engineering plants with the goal of process optimization.

08.2007
New “Professional Service” division As of August 2007, the engineering services in the field of automation-related IT support and application development will be bundled in an independent business unit. In addition to our own products, software packages from partners are used in the area of ​​process optimization. [More …]

07.2007
Extension PD-MI system “PD-Chart” The process picture Generator (PD-Chart) of our PD-MI-System now has the possibility to visualize history values ​​(History-Process-Analyzer). This may be e.g. Temperature profile changes are visualized.

06.2007
DIN EN ISO 9001 Successful surveillance audit by the DEKRAIntroduction of an electronic document management system for projects and the QM system.

04.2007
Teleperm-M / ME Driver development for Yokogawa “Exaquantum” Completion of the software application for the coupling of the “Exaquantum” system of the company Yokogawa to Teleperm-M / ME systems.

02.2007
Automation with PCS7, Teleperm-M for batches ProductionProcess optimization in a batch production on existing control systems. The optimization includes software work on Simatic PCS7 V5.2, Teleperm-M AS220, AS235, AS488. As visualization systems Teleperm-M OS252 are used. The optimization works concern all plant components from the raw product feed, to reactors to be optimized, exchangers and evaporators up to the loading of the finished product. Project start Feb. 2007

02.2007
Installation of a PD-MI systemInstallation and commissioning of the PD-MI system at a chemical company in Leverkusen

02.2007
New websiteThe newly designed websites are now available. An english version will follow soon.

01.2007
Automation with Teleperm-M Evaporator optimization Conversion of a pre-evaporator and final evaporator for process optimization from Teleperm AS220 to PCS7. The central I / O modules were replaced by ET200 (with I / O modules) with connection to PCS7 via DP bus.

01.2007
Teleperm-M OS Replacement in SwitzerlandDelivering an “ADC Bridge TM” with drivers for the Delta-V system from Emerson. The Teleperm-M OS265 operating and monitoring level is substituted.

01.2007
Teleperm-M / ME Replacement of MadamS systems in the Slovak RepublicWith the replacement of 4 MadamS Systems (Teleperm-ME) in 2 blocks of a nuclear power plant, the year starts with a major order. Our scope of services includes the concept creation, the delivery of 8 pcs. redundant ADC-BTM bridges (TCP / IP communication), the driver development for the new operator control and monitoring system (PVSS) and the PUX (Process Unit External) connection.

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New Ako-Tec Website is online now!

The new Website of the Ako-Tec AG is online. We are happy to present our services to you.

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2016-05-01

PROTOS 2.0 Update

Watch the following product video to get an full overwiew of the current PROTOS 2.0 features

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2017-03-07

PROTOS 2.0 is ready for Marai-DB-Connectivity

The new version of PROTOS 2.0 supports new functionalities and the connectivity for Maria-DB to the customers.

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2018-04-04

PROTOS 2.0 with new analyzing of the “Performance Level”

KPI- Analyzing of the Performance Level in relation to EEMUA 191 and ISA 18.2

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2018-07-11

ISO 9001:2015 implementation and certification

ISO 9001: 2015 – Successful System
conversion and recertification
by the DEKRA Certification GmbH.

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