Monday 28 May 2012

Davis Controls Ltd. - Toronto Hydro - Creating Efficiency Through Technology

 Davis Controls Ltd. has recently achieved qualified Applicant Representative (AR) status with Toronto Hydro.  This status allows us to submit Retrofit Program applications on behalf of customers of ours that wish to earn cash rebates through the implementation of energy efficiency improvement projects that will result in demand savings.  For us to assist with applications, the project would have to take advantage of the cost reduction features of Danfoss Variable Frequency Drives or Baldor premium efficiency motors, both of which would qualify for a rebate.

For many business owners, capital costs prove to be the primary barrier to investing and participating in a retrofit project.  The Toronto Hydro ‘Save-On-Energy’ retrofit program addresses this barrier head on and makes it possible for you to install and benefit from the newer, more energy efficient technologies that we can supply.  The retrofit program provides substantial incentives for replacing inefficient existing equipment with high efficiency equipment and for installing new control systems that will improve the efficiency of your operational procedures and processes.  Helping you get your project under way is our priority.  We will work with you on your quick pre-approval process so that your project can move ahead as soon as possible.

Other cost effective strategies available from Davis Controls, include the innovative RTU products for automation, asset management and SCADA system applications manufactured by CSE-Semaphore. Today’s SCADA systems address an ever-expanding scope of applications, from remote asset monitoring to distributed process automation, from a single point to thousands of points. To provide the most cost-effective possible solution across all applications, only Semaphore offers a choice of network architectures.

A decentralized architecture is best for remote asset monitoring, process automation and metering. Remote locations often lack infrastructure for power and installation and must minimize communications costs on public networks.  Semaphore’s T-BOX line combines alarm notification, data logging, integral web server, IP telemetry and programmable automation in a single, rugged package that is perfect for decentralized applications. T-BOX offers up to 50% less total installed cost per point versus traditional SCADA and PLC systems.
Call us so that we can learn what you are trying to do and make recommendations on the best, most cost effective way to do it.



Monday 7 May 2012

Davis Controls Ltd. - The Synergy Of People And Technology

It’s one thing to have all of the sophisticated business activity monitoring (BAM) tools necessary to compete in this age of instant, online information, but it’s even more important to have the right people, trained, motivated and willing to use them.  Acceptance and buy-in come easier for some than for others and it is certainly not automatic.  It would be a mistake to assume that just because you purchase and implement a new piece of BAM or CRM or Workflow software, that everyone is going to immediately buy in to your vision for real time access to an open, enterprise wide platform for the exchange of business critical information.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that our early adoption of business critical software solutions has enhanced the experience for customers and suppliers working with us and it has significantly improved our financial results through increased efficiencies and cost reductions.

I credit our dedicated staff with understanding our corporate direction and embracing our IT selections.  I believe that the key to our success, the key to any success, is the people involved in the process.  You may be surprised to learn that the longest serving twenty employees of Davis Controls have a combined total of more than 400 years of experience with Davis Controls.  That’s an average of more than 20 years each.  This group includes all of our key operations specialists, department heads and managers and this important combination of knowledge and experience gives us the confidence to try new things early and the expertise to do the old things faster and better.

Davis Controls is in the business of delivering high tech control solutions to automation and process engineers as we partner to address the challenges of optimizing production, throughput and profit through the application of reliable products, technical support and expert advice.  We are not in the IT business; however, we do rely on cutting edge business technology tools to help us deliver fast and efficient customer service and to create the positive customer experience that we have a reputation for.

On a daily basis, we use sophisticated ERP, CRM, HRM and BAM tools while we solve complicated level, flow, pressure and control problems in applications ranging from Process Control to Environmental Safety.  Whether you need a switch or a sensor, a simple I/O expansion or a complete packaged solution, we have the products, the people and the infrastructure to provide you with the best possible solution, with products from global leaders including;
Gems Sensors  Danfoss Drives      LSIS
Flowline            CSE-Semaphore   WAGO
Acromag           Indusoft SCADA    Nematron
Eurotherm         Parker/Balston      Baldor Motors
Arjay                 GPI                        MTS