From concept to post-project support, APD has the breadth of knowledge and expertise to manage all aspects of your project.
Control Panel Design & Manufacture
Control Panel Design & Manufacture for use in industrial applications has been the primary focus since the company first started business in 1987.
Our 35 years’ (as of 2022) experience in control panel design has seen cabinets being built for almost every industry sector, in over 27 countries around the world.
Software Design & Engineering
One of our unique selling points over our competitors is our comprehensive capabilities in designing and writing software for real time control, data acquisition and monitoring. When this is combined with our other services we really do create control with power. Our team of in-house, highly experienced software engineers have a wide range of skills and knowledge.
Electrical Installations & Contracting
Every system designed here at APD is installed and commissioned by our own technicians and engineers, ensuring our high quality and safety standards are always met.
Additionally, our skilled team are available on a contractor basis, where we can provide every skill including fully certified Compex Technicians for onshore and offshore work.
ATEX & Hazardous Area Design
Many think that expertise in this field is limited to the Petrochemical or Oil & Gas industries, when in fact, it reaches into many other sectors from Distilling, Food, Pharma, Farming and Water Treatment to name a few.
APD has a team of fully ATEX certified Engineers & Technicians able to carry out everything from certified electrical design to installation.
Renewable & Smart Energy Solutions
The future is bright, but the future MUST be Green. As a company APD recognises this fact and sees this as the biggest area of activity in years to come. Since 2019 we have been developing multiple systems we refer to as 'Smart Energy Solutions'.
Click here to find out more about APD's flexible renewable and stored energy solutions for industrial, commercial, transport and hydrogen generation applications.
What is 'Automation'? A question that can be answered in many ways, but here we are specifically talking about Factory and Machine Automation. These tend to be high-speed, high precision repetitive operations used in the manufacturing process for just about everything we use or buy in our daily lives. Although the components used to make these systems operate can be the same as in Process Control, the mindset required to understand the requirements and to engineer an effective solution can be very different, APD has a firm proven track record on both.
A different discipline in many respects to 'Automation', Process Control is usually defined as "continuous uninterrupted production processes that use industrial control systems to achieve a production level of consistency, economy and safety which could not be achieved purely by human manual control."
From the sea-bed to water treatment to steam production, brewing or distilling to waste processing APD has engineered solutions.
Whatever the application or industry, safety of the process, the employees, the environment, the site and its neighbours are of paramount importance. It takes a special skillset to understand and determine these risks on each application and it takes another to engineer a working solution. APD has a proven track record in providing duplex and even triplex safety systems across a range of industry sectors.
We don't just provide one element of a project; we supply all of the knowledge to join all the pieces of the jigsaw together to provide our clients with a fully integrated and efficient solution.
Network Architecture & Installations
We live in an ever-more connected world where everything is connected to everything else either wirelessly, by cable or fibre. With the vast majority of the systems we build requiring a network we have built a strong knowledge on specifying, configuring, installing and testing complex network architectures used in a modern control system. This allows us to leverage the advantages of distributed control system architectures, Cloud connectivity and Remote Access whilst ensuring security through the use of industry-standard protocols such as MQTT and OPC-UA..
At any stage of your project’s life cycle, one of our highly trained and experienced engineers can be released on a temporary basis to draw on their breadth of knowledge, providing you with valuable, on-site input and support.
Complete Turnkey Solutions
Sometimes an overused term, "One-Stop-Shop", but when it comes to a control and automation solution we truly offer this. From start to finish in any job our customers benefit from our commitment to technical expertise, a problem solving approach, attention to detail and a focus on delivering excellent customer service.
APD provides turnkey solutions for businesses within the UK and internationally.