Scalable Qt-based Industrial Automation Solutions
Ensure Reliability in Your Robotics Hardware and SCADA Systems
As a trusted Qt partner, Promwad employs a range of cross-platform Qt tools to develop reliable and accurate real-time industrial applications that efficiently handle multiple tasks, process large data sets, and display advanced graphics.
We create advanced SCADA systems, HMI software, and robotics, ensuring wired or wireless connectivity. Our solutions operate seamlessly across various input/output interfaces, providing responsive UI and analytics-driven decision-making.
Why Choosing Qt for Industrial Automation Projects
Establish Functional Safety with Qt
Functional safety is increasingly crucial across diverse industrial environments, hospitals, roads, railways, construction zones, and manufactures. Using Qt, built on C++, we can create advanced software and embedded systems providing robust security features vital for protecting sensitive industrial data.
Our approach incorporates Qt Safe Renderer, a tool designed for meeting certification standards and presenting key information on manufacturing processes, equipment status, and safety alarms.
Image source: Qt Group
Qt Safe Renderer achieves this by segregating safety-critical functionality into an independent subsystem with its dedicated process. This ensures continuous operation of the safety-critical component, even in the event of a main UI failure.
Furthermore, the Qt code adheres to essential standards such as IEC61508, IEC62304, or ISO26262, underscoring our commitment to meeting safety requirements.
What We Do
leverages the full capabilities of Qt framework, containing the display logic for the interface
serves as the core for business logic, encompassing services, code, and libraries controlling custom hardware or specific algorithms. In industrial applications, this level often comprises multiple distinct applications rather than a monolithic executable
Qt runtime libraries
encompass core internals, support functions, and Qt libraries, covering UI components (Qt Widgets, Qt Quick/QML, Qt 3D, printing) and non-UI functionality (containers, strings, IPC, threading, parsers)
C++ runtime libraries
include runtime components and libraries from the C++ compiler, such as STL or Boost
encompass external software libraries, databases, or protocol stacks that extend beyond the core Qt system
serves as the interface to hardware, ranging from desktop OS, Linux variants, to Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS), depending on your requirements
Leveraging Qt for Device Creation, we develop IIoT devices and robotics hardware for our clients. Whether connected wirelessly or not, these devices offer seamless interaction through various interfaces, such as physical knobs and touchscreens.
Qt for Device Creation streamlines our embedded system development, ensuring swift boot times with Boot to Qt technology and incorporating valuable components tailored for industrial solutions.
We develop Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems, leveraging our expertise in creating software with advanced user interfaces for touchscreen devices.
With Qt Quick technology, we incorporate modern features like touchscreens, gestures, haptic controls, and focus-directing animations, enhancing user interaction and delivering interfaces akin to smartphones.
Our team ensures seamless real-time control over decentralised processes, incorporating features like multi-thread execution, on-demand behaviour, and optimised memory management.
Qt's architecture, designed for performance, facilitates the development of SCADA systems capable of handling extensive data from remote sensors and rendering sophisticated 2D and 3D graphics.
To create accurate 3D digital replicas of physical systems, we build Qt-based solutions that visualise your data and processes, control the equipment status, detect dangerous patterns, and identify optimisation strategies.
Our team delivers cutting-edge solutions that enhance predictive analytics, system monitoring, and overall operational insights.
Qt Technologies We Employ
We leverage various Qt protocols, virtual keyboards, charts, tables, internationalisation and remote UI tools in our industrial automation development projects.
a library based on the standardised publish-subscribe protocol for reliable data sharing between devices or components
a multi-vendor protocol for smart homes and buildings
Qt Opc UA
a protocol for data modelling and secure data exchange
Qt Serial Bus
an out-of-the-box API for connectivity with multiple platforms and devices
Qt HTTP Server
a server for building HTTP functionality and ensuring cloud and edge connectivity
Qt Web GL
an API for quick interface streaming over a network to a remote browser
Qt for WebAssembly
a platform for remote desktop accessibility
Explore Our Case Studies
Application for visualising streams from cameras
We created applications for mobile machines dedicated to observing the industrial working environment. The first application offers operators a comprehensive 360-degree view, while the other displays multiple camera streams.
What we did:
- enhanced operator efficiency and safety by providing a detailed perspective of the environment,
- adapted the applications for diverse screens and systems, ensuring flexibility ,
- developed a high-quality UI/UX for seamless monitoring, prioritising user experience.
Application for robust GUI testing
We built a versatile GUI tester capable of seamless testing across multiple platforms and devices without modifying the existing client's application.
- integrates into the ecosystem easily without requiring application modifications,
- ensures testing of hybrid GUIs, catering to diverse scenarios,
- accommodates all Qt widgets and controls for thorough interface testing,
- supports embedded web content for holistic testing and quality enhancement,
- provides access to properties and APIs for in-depth analysis.
HMI system for manufacturing processes enhancement
We created an advanced Human-Machine Interface (HMI) for our client in the manufacturing industry to boost the efficiency of their industrial automation processes.
Our team designed an easy-to-use interface with real-time data visualisation, ensuring precise insights into complex manufacturing processes.
- seamless integration with virtual PLCs and SCADA systems for efficient communication,
- real-time monitoring with data visualisation, enhancing operational efficiency and decision-making.
Qt-based robotics hardware engineering environment
Our team advanced robotics hardware development for a prominent European company.
Using Qt tools, we've refined operational workflows, elevated user interfaces, and delivered a complex development environment.
Technologies we used:
- Qt Framework as a principal platform for device-independent development,
- Qt Creator IDE for centralised environment and version control integration,
- Qt Quick and Widgets for responsive user interfaces,
- Qt Hardware Abstraction Layer for robust communication via various protocols (CAN, Ethernet).
What we did:
- Enabled rapid prototyping and agile iterations for the engineering process.
- Ensured reliable communication with a variety of robotic components within the ecosystem.
- Deployed solutions seamlessly on Windows, Linux, and embedded systems.
Do you want to create scalable Qt-powered solutions that elevate productivity and safety of your industrial environment?
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