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The Hope Group's PLC Control Solution Replaces
Manufacturer's Aging Pneumatic Logic System


Persistent breakdown issues at a critical bottle washing facility sent a major Fortune 100 U.S. chemical manufacturer looking for a diagnosis and solution to costly downtime and repairs. After an assessment determined the company's aging pneumatic logic system was the culprit, The Hope Group designed and built a solution that improved the line's feedback systems, reduced breakdowns and stoppages, and increased productivity.

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PLC Control Solution

Our Design/Build
Core Competencies:

  • Actuator Assemblies
  • Hydraulic Manifolds
  • Hydraulic Power Units
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Pneumatic Assemblies
  • Rotary & Linear Positioners
  • Power Take Off
Aerospace Test Stand
An international manufacturer of aerospace components turned to The Hope Group to assist in the design and construction of an essential piece of testing equipment where high pressure, high temperatures and high flow requirements put electronic coolant pumps to the ultimate test.

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Aerospace Test Stand

Coil Handling System
A newly-built coil compacting system being installed in China was malfunctioning. The engineers at The Hope Group were contacted based on their experience and knowledge of hydraulic control systems used in the wire drawing industry. The solution included changes in valves, a simplified electrical circuit and a filtration solution.

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Coil Handling System

Crude Oil
Pumping Skid

An oil pipeline pumping station in Egypt required four complete skid packages engineered and fabricated to pump crude oil from the drill site to a storage distribution network. Each 40 foot skid accommodates motorized screw pumps, lubrication systems, large diameter piping, electronic control cabinets and complete instrumentation.

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Skid-Based Pumps

Water System

Changing requirements forced a redesign of a de-ionized water skid, which was part of a major manufacturer's product line. The need to operate within a smaller footprint, the need for portability and ease of operation all contributed to the engineering challenge met by the engineers at The Hope Group.

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Deionized Water System

Drive System

The Hope Group worked closely with the Cog Railway engineers to design and build a fleet of bio-diesel/hydrostatic locomotives to replace the coal-fired steam boiler machines that have climbed the mountain since 1869. A Parker IQAN MDL electronic module controls and monitors the J1939 engine and the Parker/Denison hydrostatic powertrain.

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Hydrostatic Drive System

Propane Gas

A unique energy system required a unique solution to meet increasing demand for a growing community. The Hope Group helped Keene NH solve its challenge to create a stabilized pressure source for its propane gas distribution system through the use of low pressure blowers and an integrated control system.

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Municipal Propane Gas

Gate System

A control system was required for the setting and monitoring of water levels and new locks for the famous San Antonio River Walk excursion boat tourist attraction. This involved design, construction and start-up of three power units and two remote operator panels for controlling the lock system.

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PLC-Driven Gate System

VFD Hydraulic Power
A national defense contractor assigned The Hope Group the challenge of creating a hydraulic solution to handle large flows at high pressure to actuate a number of linear and rotary devices. Using variable frequency drives, a system was designed that met the customer's requirements and saved energy.

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VFD Hydraulic Power


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