From food processing and component inspection through to 3D printing and steel production, we have been deploying specialist computers into automation applications for decades. We know the automation sector depends on reliable, long life hardware – so we engineer and test for resilience to environmental extremes prominent in factory settings like cleaning chemicals, high water pressure, heat and dust.

Our off-the-shelf automation computers can be customised and include general purpose platforms across a range of form factors. Features include extensive expansion capabilities for the accommodation of I/O and interface cards, graphics cards, extra memory and increased storage capacity. We configure our computers to the precise requirements of automation applications and also offer a complete rack integration service for more complex deployments.

To name just a few, we have developed HMI computers for food, beverage and pharmaceutical production, HMI computers for heavy industry environments, automation computers for SCADA applications, image processing computers and machine vision units for customers operating at the heart of the automation sector.


  • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
  • Machine vision
  • Machinery simulation
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Factory and warehouse automation

Our Services

  • Rack integration
  • Compliance and certification
  • Design to order
  • Build to order
  • BOM control and obsolescence management
  • Through-life support

Case story

Case Story - Offshore Installations – Blow Out Prevention Control - Captec

Offshore installations – Blow out prevention

The solution is for an international supplier of mission-critical equipment for the oil and gas industry. The company’s technologies are deployed across the spectrum of energy activities, including offshore, pipeline and petrochemical. The combination of fully functional and certified custom 2U computing platforms is integral to run the customer’s BOP (blow out prevention) software.

Case story

Transport Application - Captec

ANPR platforms evidence retrieval and control

The solution is for a leading international supplier of intelligent transportation systems. The customer develops innovative automatic number plate recognition systems for projects involving police forces, local authorities and highway authorities. Its average speed enforcement application supports police and local councils in reducing the number of speeding motorists, identifying offenders and ultimately, making roads safer for the public.

Case story

Industrial Manufacturing Applications - Captec

Industrial computers – Manufacturing industry

The solution is for a leading technology developer for the global payTV market who was recently recognised as the world’s largest developer of digital set-top box technology. The group develops and delivers innovative technologies, products and services for world leading operators that enable entertainment and converged communication services inside, outside and around the digital home.

5 reasons to choose Captec

  1. Off-the-shelf computers selected from trusted manufacturers for fast deployment into automation applications
  2. Engineered protection from shock and vibration, ingress and EMC susceptibility
  3. Expertise in designing, engineering and testing computers to meet the industry standards of automation applications
  4. Access to the latest technology through our comprehensive international supply chain
  5. Tailored through life support designed to maximize the reliability, performance and life of your automation solution

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