Automation in Manufacturing

For more than 12 years, CROC has been helping electricity, oil and gas, metallurgy, chemical, machine building, and other manufacturing enterprises reduce production costs and make technology processes more efficient.

Technological Process Control

Effective technological process control helps reduce human errors, save on electricity, raw materials, and supplies, improve product quality, and mitigate technological and environmental risks. However, enterprises cannot achieve these goals without complete, accurate, and prompt information about performance indicators, their optimization, and automated decision-making support. CROC has all the expertise necessary to create automated control systems for the entire production cycle or any particular processes, and to upgrade existing customer tools.

CROC offers automated control and record keeping systems based on products by leading Russian and global vendors, including Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, GE, Emerson, Wonderware, Iconics, ABB, Tibbo, and others.

Production Process Control

Monitoring and dispatch control of operation modes allow for online supervision of production processes, prevention of accidents and penalty charging, prompt calculation of financial results, and even evaluation of personnel performance, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of individual shift teams. Advanced platforms enable users to modify technological process charts as well as technological step, equipment, and protection settings without changing or stopping controller software.

CROC offers dispatch control solutions based on products by Russian and leading global vendors, such as OSIsoft, Wonderware, Siemens, ABB, Tibbo, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Iconics, Beckhoff Automation, and others.

Manufacturing Execution and Operational Planning

Continuous efficiency improvement and product cost reduction are crucial for successful manufacturing execution. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are used in the machine building, pulp and paper, metallurgy, woodworking, food, consumer goods, cosmetics, and healthcare sectors to help chief engineers and other responsible persons perform workforce planning, monitor achievement of manufacturing goals, and control equipment load and health, warehouses and work-in-progress.

CROC uses the comprehensive MEScontrol by X-tensive (Russian vendor), and a combination of MES/ERP and APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) systems for advanced planning and operation scheduling.

In addition, CROC offers industrial solutions for centralized collection, processing, and analysis of technological information concerning operating modes of heat power plants and oil and gas companies. Technological information collection centers are used to calculate enterprise KPIs, plan and control production performance, perform technological and commercial dispatching, and create a unified information environment with enterprise management systems.

The solution is based on PI System products by OSIsoft and can be easily integrated with Microsoft and SAP tools.

Optimized Electricity Costs

In order to ensure remote electricity control and metering for power generation, grid, manufacturing, and housing and utility enterprises operating in wholesale and retail markets, CROC offers automated technical and fiscal metering systems. These systems are designed to record power supply parameters; support operational load management; determine and record process losses; supervise the fulfillment of electricity supply terms; sell, purchase, and transmit electricity to other market players; generate reporting documents; and transfer information to external organizations. In addition, the solutions can also be integrated with enterprise apps that interact with consumers and generate bills.

CROC is one of the largest providers of OSIsoft solutions to the energy sector in Russia and a partner of GE, Siemens, Schneider Electric, ABB, and other vendors.

Minimized Equipment Repair Risks and Costs

CROC offers integrated systems for industrial equipment health diagnostics and monitoring, including main units and assets used by power generation companies, metallurgy, pulp and paper, and petrochemical works, etc. The hardware and software suite of the diagnostics system forecasts defect development in order to avoid significant equipment downtime and failures, maintain good working conditions, detect problems at early stages, and thus reduce repair and maintenance costs.

The solution is based on industrial hardware and software systems by Russian and international vendors, including Predict-it by Engineering Consultants Group, PI System by Osisoft, TIBBO AgreeGate by Tibbo Systems, etc. Moreover, the software part of the solution can be provided to customers as a service from CROCs cloud.

Enterprise Pollution Optimization and Control

CROC offers integrated systems for automatic pollution control designed in compliance with laws and regulations, such as Federal Law No. 219-FZ 'On Amending Federal Law on Environmental Protection'.

System implementation includes the following stages: examination of stationary sources of pollutants and discharges, selection of gas analysis technologies and measuring equipment types, creation of a unified automated system for pollution control, metering and recording, and system integration into the enterprise's IT landscape.

Furthermore, a multi-vendor approach enables CROC to create an automated environmental monitoring system using products by leading global and Russian vendors of stationary measuring suites for environmental control, and top-level software.