Over 20 years of service in the Food and Beverage sector.
Design, Engineering, Programming, Commissioning, Project Management, CAD, Training, Consultancy, Spares...

Scope Of Work

XCS Systems Limited is an established, yet dynamic, company that consists of some of the most respected engineers within the food and beverage filling, packaging and handling industries. We have a wealth of experience gained through many years working on the management, design and commissioning of some of the worlds highest speed packaging lines. We have worked extensively with most of the Blue Chip companies within the food and beverage industries. We have worked frequently with a wide range of PLC and SCADA systems utilising most of the current communications protocols. We have a great deal of experience in both centralised and distributed control systems and processes.

We have extensive experience in all the aspects of automated line control, including:-

Requirements Elicitation

We have the ability to identify and understand, the specific Automation and Control requirements for a given project

Design Documentation

We will produce and work to the following documents: User Requirements Specification (URS), Software Design Specification (SDS), Functional Design Specification (FDS)

Control Panels

We can provide control panels to a very high standard, either manufactured at our own panel shop, or by using one of our approved suppliers working to our specifications which will encompass all of your needs

Panel / Hardware Testing

This will be undertaken by our engineers and can be demonstrated if required in compliance with current legislative regulations and or specification (whichever is more stringent). All testing will be fully documented

PLC Software

PLC Software specifically written to meet your requirements will be written in house and fully tested. We can provide standard blocks / files, fully tested and documented for you to use on future projects

Software Testing

All software will be tested prior to delivery to site. Full or partial simulation testing can be demonstrated prior to installation

Electrical Installation

We can use our preferred installation contractors or utilise your preferred contractors if required. We offer the service of installation site supervision throughout the project

System Commissioning

We can offer a full commissioning service which covers fault finding, I/O checking, sequence checking and functionality checking to FDS. We can also offer the services of commissioning of existing equipment, commissioning assistance and commissioning / production standby

Product Commissioning

We can provide production commissioning and system tuning to enhance overall line performance efficiency


We can provide training for line operators, maintenance and technical personnel to increase familiarity with the line control system and reduce line downtime

Acceptance Documentation

We can provide a full documentation package which can include general arrangement drawings (GA’s), electrical schematic wiring diagrams (circuit drawings), PLC printout, FDS and fully documented software on both disk or CD format


We can provide planned maintenance of new or existing line control systems, recommending improvements and where necessary replacement parts. Line audits to establish efficiency and recommend areas that require maintenance or improvement

Electrical Spares

With our in depth knowledge of the industries in which we work, we are able to supply the parts that you require for the applications in which they will be used.
We can also rationalise the recommended spare parts lists from your various OEMs so that duplicate ordering, and over ordering, is eliminated. As we provide this service to a number of our customers we offer very competitive pricing, with the added value gained from our understanding of your industry.

Summary of Skills

PLC Programming

Allen-Bradley PLC-2, PLC-3, PLC-5, SLC500 series and Logix 5000 series; Siemens S5 and S7; Texas (Siemens 505 family); Modicon; Omron; Mitsibushi; Keyence etc. Communications protocols such as AS-interface , Profibus DP, Modbus, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Data Highway, DH+, RS485 and RS232


High quality drawings using the industry standard AutoCAD®


Highly skilled, experienced design and project engineers / managers for designing, servicing and commissioning high speed production lines and machinery


A complete service, from writing a URS / FDS, through design, programming, installation and commissioning

Project Management

Project management and contract control

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