Mitigating Risks Through Modernization: PLC/HMI and Radio Upgrade Plus Water Well Expansion

Outdated systems can become liabilities if not replaced or upgraded with modern solutions. E Tech Group successfully advised and implemented an advanced system for one of our environmental management clients.

Our recent addition, Automation Group, an E Tech Group Company, completed this case study. A summarized version is below. Click here to read the full case study on their site.


An environmental management company was facing challenges due to their outdated systems affecting their productivity and efficiency. They contacted Automation Group, an E Tech Group Company to design and deploy a modern solution, which included upgrading their controls and installing an additional water well to expand their operations.


Automation Group, an E Tech Group Company helped the client modernize their hardware, including PLCs, HMIs, and radio controls. They partnered with Applied Technology Group to implement a modern Ethernet communications protocol in two phases. The team upgraded 13 legacy SLC controllers and Panel Views for newer CompactLogix controllers and Panel View 7 Plus terminals. They also integrated Inductive Automation’s Ignition Perspective SCADA system to provide an operation and management overview. The team upgraded the customer’s networking communications and decommissioned the legacy PLC to run the water wells exclusively on the upgraded system. The team also resolved challenges with the client’s remote water wells by implementing a store-and-forward capability. Finally, they installed and commissioned the new water well.


Automation Group, an E Tech Group Company, and Applied Technology Group helped environmental management company upgrade their hardware and implement a modern Ethernet communication protocol in two phases. They upgraded legacy controllers and panel views, integrated Ignition Perspective SCADA system, upgraded networking communications and resolved challenges with remote water wells. They also installed and commissioned a new water well. These solutions allowed our client to avoid challenges and threats posed by the previous outdated system and effectively meet their growing demands.