Industrial Controls Division

William E. Groves Construction

William E. Groves Construction, Inc. was built on service. Continued dedication to this idea and a strong work ethic is a main stay of our Industrial Controls Division. Because of the diversity of the many divisions at Groves, we can offer a turnkey solution to your controls needs complete with a fully designed and implemented control system, on-site operator and maintenance training, installation materials and field installation/supervision.

Industrial Controls Division Services RecogniZed_SI

Groves Construction is an Recognized System Integrator for Rockwell Automation hardware and software. We are an experienced Authorized System Integrator for Schneider Electric PLC and HMI hardware and Wonderware HMI software. Also we are a GE Fanuc PLC System Integrator. We are now a Recognized Integrator for Ignition HMI Software.

PLC Programming

The Industrial Controls Division at Groves Construction has vast experience with Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley and Schneider Electric /Modicon programmable logic controllers as well as other major brands such as GE Fanuc. We provide fully documented, organized, consistent PLC logic development to allow easier logic understanding by maintenance personnel. Faster troubleshooting means less downtime and higher productivity. We have the additional resources of affiliation with Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, and GE Fanuc System Integrator Programs to solve any problems.

HMI/SCADA Development

The operator interface is the key to making your control system user friendly, functional, and efficient. We listen to the needs and requirements of the operation personnel and design the HMI to help them perform their job. We provide stand-alone interface systems with keypad or touch screen interface such as PanelView Plus from Rockwell Automation, Magelis terminals from Schneider Electric, and Graphic HMI models from Maple Systems. Computer based HMI solutions are also offered with mouse or touch screen interfaces such as RSView32 and RSViewSE from Rockwell Automation, Wonderware InTouch from Schneider Electric, and Ignition software from Inductive Automation.

Industrial Controls Networking

The ability to gather field information and provide it to the operator in a timely, accurate manner is dependent upon the proper control networking scheme. We provide fast, reliable network schemes using such networks as Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP/IP, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Data Highway Plus, Modbus, and Modbus Plus. Most protocols are also available over fiber optic cables. Our typical installations will use Stratix ethernet switches from Rockwell Automation or Hirschmann ethernet equipment. Groves can also provide wireless ethernet solutions for controls from Esteem Wireless Modems and for camera systems from Ooma and Hirschmann. We are experienced using BWI Eagle products for wireless line of sight control of remote I/O.

Electrical Design and Drafting

Our electrical engineering staff is here to meet your design and drafting needs. We provide detailed designs to meet recognized electrical standards and incorporate customer standards as required. Our current CAD standard is AutoCad.

Control Panel Fabricationul logo

After the electrical and panel design is complete, we’re fully staffed and equipped to fabricate the panels we use on our projects as well as custom designed panels for any application or size our customers may encounter. Groves Construction is a certified UL-508A Industrial Control panel builder.

VFD and Soft Start Installation

Need a variable frequency drive or soft starter? Let our Industrial Controls and Industrial Electric Divisions help you with design, installation, and service your drive applications. We feature Rockwell/Allen-Bradley drives and soft starts. We also offer ABB VFD’s, Benshaw soft starts, and Cutler Hammer products.

Fiber Optic Termination

Groves is fully equipped and experienced for all your fiber optic termination needs using Fusion Splicing auto-align equipment. We provide termination services for underground mining, inside buildings, aerial cable, and buried cable. We also can assist finding problems with your networks with our OTDR equipment.

Camera Systems

Groves can design, install, and maintain a camera system to meet your security and process monitoring requirements. We can provide a computer based DVR solution or hardware specific solution. We use wired and wireless networking techniques to provide the best system possible.

Soft Start / VFD

Control Cabinets

Motor Control Center / Control Buildings

Human Machine Interface

Mobile Substation