Contemporary Controls

Contemporary Controls is your ideal automation project partner for applying EthernetBACnet, Modbus, Sedona FrameworkARCNET and Controller Area Network (CAN) technologies to your automation project. With over 30 years of experience in electronics design, development and manufacturing of networking and controls products, Contemporary Controls has the expertise in guiding customers through the network maze. With locations in the UK, USA, Germany and China, and a reputation for customer service, Contemporary Controls is an integral component in your supply chain.

 

Industrial Automation

With over 30 years of experience, we understand the rigors of applying network equipment to the discrete manufacturing and process industries. Our Ethernet, ARCNET, and CAN products are frequently found in industries such as food and beverage, glass, textiles, and packaging. Our products address industrial EMC concerns, input power disturbances, extreme temperature exposure, and installation in hazardous and non-hazardous locations.

 

Building Automation

Contemporary Controls is your ideal partner for applying network technology to your BACnet building automation project. The industry is embracing Ethernet connectivity to Direct Digital Controllers (DDC) along with open protocols such as BACnet, Modbus, and Sedona Framework. Access to the Internet is now assumed. Our products include BACnet/IP to BACnet MS/TP routers, BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP remote I/O devices, Modbus Serial to BACnet/ gateways, and Powered by Sedona Framework controllers. Also included are managed and unmanaged Ethernet switches and IP routers – all that is needed to attach your building automation equipment to an IP network.

 

Commercial Automation

Not all automation applications are found on the plant floor or in process plants. Our Ethernet, ARCNET and CAN products are frequently used in medical, surveillance and point-of-sale applications where reliability, performance and ease of use remain important. From simple plug-and-play unmanaged switches to managed switches for both indoor and outdoor use, we have the equipment and understanding to meet your needs.

 

Communications and Networking

Communication systems are rapidly becoming more complex and their use is not restricted to just large data centers. Smaller users are trying to make their way through the network maze. Our company has a broad line of products from simple unmanaged switches and media converters, to managed switches and routers. Besides SNMP compliance, our managed switches support VLANs, QoS, port security and a host of features expected in a managed switch. We can help in finding the right solution.

 

Energy, Utilities and Transportation

Automation in the Energy, Utilities and Transportation sectors are growing and our Ethernet and ARCNET products are being used in wind farms, tunnels, and gas fields. Our BACnet BAS Automation products are used for sub-metering of tenants within a single building. With a focus on alternate energy sources, there is no lack of need for reliable networking technology.

 

Embedded Networking

Contemporary Controls has a long history of developing bus-board network interface modules, communications adapters for serial communication buses, internal and external wiring hubs for several networking technologies. ARCNET and CAN networks may reside within machines or are used to connect machines together. Applications are diverse with Ethernet representing the next generation embedded network.