Vipa appoints two new distributors in Ireland

Vipa has appointed two new distributors to provide sales and support for its growing interests in the buoyant high-tech Irish manufacturing industry.

ACI - Automated Components Ireland Ltd is part of the PAK Automation Group, established in Co Dublin in 1983 with interests in packaging automation and robotics through its subsidiary companies PAK Automation Ltd and Automation and Robotics Ireland Ltd.

ACI is headed by David Downes, who has gained an extensive knowledge of manufacturing automation with major projects involving Kawasaki and Toshiba robots. The newly formed company aims to combine the technologies of its sister companies with the supply and support of a wide range of automation solutions from components level products through to SCADA and complete factory automation systems.

Engineering Automation Solutions Ltd, based in Co Limerick, has an extensive knowledge in manufacturing processes and offers a complete systems integration service for automated manufacture and test, electrical controls and information systems.

Engineering Automation Solutions directors Michael Beston and Richard Stapleton formed the company using over 30 years' combined experience in engineering and management of high-technology production and information system projects.

Full address links for both companies can be found on Vipa's UK-oriented website – - along with the complete list of UK-based distributors for the Vipa range.

The extensive Vipa product range includes modular DIN rail and PC slot-mounted, centralised and decentralised PLC automation systems with performance capability ranging from low-cost entry-level to full-featured, price-competitive advanced machine control systems.

Fundamental to Vips's range is its built-in compatibility with Siemens S5 and S7 hardware and programming compatibility with STEP7 software; this allows easy integration for new or existing control applications - competitively and with a minimal product learning curve.

Each range has a selection of CPUs with memory expansion, fieldbus modules, digital and analogue I/O modules and terminals. Complete software support, a range of touchscreen HMIs and an extensive array of accessories combine to support simplified integration.

The top-of-the-range Vipa's System 300S combines SPEED7 processor technology with Siemens S7-300 hardware compatibility and is claimed to be the fastest STEP7 programmed PLC available today.

Gapp Automation Ltd (formerly VIPA Limited)

Unit 6 Kempston Court
Kempston Hardwick
MK43 9PQ

+44 (0)1234 924324

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