Controls And Programming


Programmable Logic Controllers

With History Going Back To The Allen-Bradley SLC100 And Modicon 484, Apex Has Been Actively Participating In The Evolution Of The PLC. With The New Platform ControlLogix And Quantum PLCs, along with other major PLC manufacurers, A Whole New World Of Machine Control Capabilities Are Now Possible.


  • Most Major PLC Manufacturers
  • Rockwell ControlLogix Platform Specialized
  • Most Major Communications Protocols
  • Ladder, SFC, FBD, Structured Text
  • Programs Structured In Logical Routines For Clarity
  • Instruction Descriptions And Rung Comments Throughout
  • Custom Routines For Displaying Machine State In Plain Text Format
  • System PLC Conversions / Upgrades

(Allen-Bradley Motion Analyzer Software)

Motion / Drives

Servo / Vector / Open Loop Control

Apex Has A Great Deal Of Experience With Motion Control. Single Axis To Mult-Axis Coordinated Motion, We Have The Expertise To Bring A Solid Solution To Your Plant Floor.

We Also Perform Servo Conversion/Upgrade Paths For Older Systems. This Service Compliments Our PLC Conversion Capabilites, Making Us Your One-Stop Solution For System Migration Paths.

Additional Solutions Using Vector, Sensorless-Vector, Open-Loop Or Indexing A.C. Drives Also Available.


  • Allen-Bradley
  • SEW MOVITRAC Inverter
  • Baldor A.C.
  • Baldor D.C.
  • Parker SSD
  • Parker Eurotherm
  • Automation Direct


Human Machine Interface

With The Complexity Of Todays Systems, A HMI Is Virtually A Requirement. Presenting Useful Information To Both Operators And Engineers Is Paramount To Having A System With The Necessary Efficiency And Maintainability. Our Philosophy Is Descriptive Text Is Better Than Indicator Lights. We Build The Bulk Of Our Screens With This In Mind. We Program Our PLC Programs To Pump Text Messages To The HMI, Giving Realtime Status Of The Process.

Experienced With:

Special Applications

Custom Windows Applications

From Full Windows Desktop Applications To Small PLC Upload Utilities, We Can Help You Load/Save/Present Your Data. With Experience In Several Programming Languages, Apex Automation Is Uniquely Positioned To Provide A Rich User Interface For Your System.


  • C
  • C++
  • C#
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Visual Basic
  • Visual Basic For Applications
  • Microsoft Access
  • SQL Server
  • SQL Server LocalDB

Compression / Tension Monitoring, Load-cell Bridging And Scale Interface. Apex Has Experience With A Variety Of Load / Force Applications. Data Can Be Processed And Stored Back To A PLC Or PC, Or ConFigured As A Stand-alone System.

  • Valhalla Igniter Testers
  • Laser Displacement Sensing
  • Continuity Testing
  • Flow And Pressure

Experience With Valhalla Igniter Testers, We Can Provide Go/Nogo Indication Or Interface Via BCD Output Back To A PLC And/Or PC. Implementation Of Measurement Testing With Laser Displacement Sensors Down To Microns On Some Systems.

  • Fanuc
  • Banner
  • DVT / Cognex

Each application is unique and we understand both the advantages and disadvantages of using vision. Lighting can make or break a solution, therefore we spend time with our customers to verify that both parts and working envelope are acceptable for providing a solid solution. Part Location, Size, Pass/Fail As Well As Leak Testing Are Applications For Which Apex Has Provided Solutions. Let Us Help You With Yours!

Apex Automation provides custom solutions from simple Pick-And-Place to advanced Work Cells. Whether you need typical part placement or advanced component build cells, we can provide you a turn-key solution.

For More Project Types And Details, Please Contact us.