5405 Maple Lane Tampa, FL 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, Wonderware, AB 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.