At Automated Facility Solutions (AFS) we understand the growing needs of the building automation industry. With technology changing almost daily, customers are faced with BAS system obsolescence within a couple of years of the original installation. For this reason AFS partnered with Trend Controls. Recognized as the leader in forward/backward compatibility, all Trend Control Systems that are manufactured today, can still communicate with the systems manufactured in 1983. Maintaining this philosophy makes Trend Control Systems the lowest life cycle cost control system in the industry.
Being that Trend Controls is an independent manufacturer, their product can be installed on any equipment manufacturer’s product. It does not matter if it is Carrier, Trane, or AAON, Trend Controls has a product that will optimize the operation of that equipment. Utilizing “Open Protocol” communications, BACnet®, LONworks®, XML, or Niagara AX® platforms, integration to existing legacy systems can be done with ease.
Lighting Controls and Retrofits
A major portion of any facilities operating budget is electrical cost and a large part of that cost is lighting. In partnership with WattStopper, Automated Facility Solutions can design a lighting control system that can operate stand alone or integrate into a total building automation system. This will significantly reduce energy consumption.
Whether your needs are new construction or a lighting retrofit, we have a cost effective solution for the lighting in your facility. From a simple re-lamping to entire fixture change-out we have licensed experienced personnel on staff to take care of your lighting needs.
Thermal Imaging and Vibration Analysis
To increase the life expectancy of our customer’s HVAC equipment, Automated Facility Solutions has on staff certified technicians that can perform predictive maintenance using state or the art thermal imaging and vibration analysis equipment. These test instruments can allow us to identify potential issues with bearings, fan assemblies and most any moving mechanical portion of a system without shutting down the equipment. The thermal imaging camera allows our technician to locate “Hot Spots” in electrical circuits to locate loose connections or components that are subject to failure under extreme load conditions. Fully trained and compliant to NFPA 70E-2004 arc-flash safety requirements, our technicians can perform all imaging and testing on electrical services without the need of powering the system off.
Utilizing the Trend Controls Building Access System, built on the Niagara AX platform, Automated Facility Solutions can provide an access system for your facility that can be stand alone or fully integrated into a total building automation system.
With this Web-based secure access controller a customer can monitor and remotely connect to the security of their facility from anywhere internet access is accessible.
Energy Analysis and Energy Sustainable Solutions
With an on staff Certified Energy Engineer (CEM) Automated Facility Solutions can analyze our customer’s energy usage and requirements, identify the equipment and processes that consume the most amount of energy and provide cost effective solutions to reduce that energy consumption. With our Energy Sustainable Solutions program, we focus on the no cost/low cost measures first that will gain the greatest amount of energy savings with very little investment. This allows our customer’s to reap the benefits of energy savings to assist with some of the solutions that may have a higher up front cost to implement.