Falcon Laboratories

5405  Maple  Lane        TampaFL   33610        USA  813 626 4653



Statement of Capabilities and Rates



Falcon Laboratories is a sole proprietorship business operated by Kim L. Ground offering consultant and engineering services in the field of industrial automation.  Several professional associates are available on a part time basis to provide additional manpower and depth of experience.  In over 25  years working in this field, we have gained experience in all phases of management and completion of small to medium scale automation projects for high speed machinery and process plant control.  We can offer services ranging from total turnkey project implementation to troubleshooting single phases of the design and debug process.  Specifically, we offer our services in the following areas:


Concept Review                 Sensor and Component Selection                    Bill of Materials

Electrical Design                Wiring Diagrams and Wire List               Cabinet Layouts


PLC Programming:   Direct, recent Experience with Allen Bradley SLC, Micrologix, Control Logix, and Beckhoff Twincat;

            Mitsubishi, Toshiba,  Automation Direct,   and many others


HMI Programming:   RSView,  WonderwareAB Panelview,  Eaton Panelmate,  and many others


Motion System Sizing         Motion System Programming               Pneumatic Design

Data Collection                 System Integration              Production Line Integration

Embedded Systems Design                               Visual Basic Programming


Technical Documentation and Training:         Operating and Maintenance Manuals,        Technical Sales Documents, 

As-Built Drawings,                         Document existing PLC Programs, 

Train Maintenance or Design personnel in system operation, troubleshooting, or software modification methods


Maintenance Services:  Debug and Troubleshoot existing designs,  ‘Punch List’ work,  Design Preventive            

Maintenance Programs and notification software,  Machine Rebuilding and Refurbishment



We will save you the most time and money if permitted to consult with you in the early stages of your project.           



Pricing on this work is negotiated on a job by job basis, either on an hourly rate or by contract.  Our pricing structure calls for engineers to be paid at the rate of $400 per day, with out of town travel expenses at cost plus 15%.  A premium is charged for emergency call outs on nights, weekends, or holidays.  We mark up any goods or outside services we handle the payments for at 15% as well.


Falcon Laboratories, Kim L. Ground, and the associates are fully bondable and insurable.  We provide bonding and / or professional and general liability insurance to meet the owner’s requirements on a job by job basis.