Category: Automation

Rockwell Automation – Studio 5000 Architect

Create a graphical representation of your system using Studio 5000 Architect by Rockwell Automation.

Rockwell TechED 2016

Mike Sturgeon and Ieuan Attewell attended the 2016 edition of the Rockwell Automation TechED.  This year TechED was held over three days in March at the Pullman hotel in Auckland. TechED is a mixture of labs, education and networking and if you have the chance; is well worth attending. One of the standout sessions was the …

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Welcome Mohamed

Mohamed Elwy

Streat Automation welcomes Mohamed Elwy who joins us from The University of Canterbury.  

Speight’s Dunedin

Lion Nathan Keg

It’s been great working with the team at Speight’s this year – who have been working on a $29 Million upgrade to their brewery in Dunedin following the Christchurch Earthquake.

Marmite – Don’t Freak – It’ll be back

Marmite Jar

It’s getting closer to the day you’ll see that favourite Kiwi spread back on the shelves of your local supermarket. Streat Automation is excited to be part of the team which is bringing back Marmite. We are helping to rebuild the packing automation system (the bit that prepares it to go in the jars). We …

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Where’s my jetpack? Mobile HMI & SCADA


If a jet pack was a safe, reliable and cheap way to travel we would all be using them. It seems that cars are the definitely winning in the transport arena though. Just take a look at how far Google have come with their self-driving race-cars – yes race-cars; they’re developing them with NASCAR. Sure …

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It’s time to replace that old PLC

The following PLC systems are now considered obsolete: Siemens S5, Modicon 884 & 984 and Allen-Bradley PLC2, PLC3, SLC 100 & 150. Some Allen-Bradley PLC 5 & SLC500 components are ‘silver series’ meaning that at some stage in the future (typically in the next 5 years) they will no longer be available, for example; from …

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