Ensure Your System Go Live Is Seamless

Quad Plus provides hands-on, onsite support during the commissioning process of your integrated system for all projects. The original project design engineers will ensure the transition from installation to production is smooth. Our goal is to rigorously test, startup, and optimize your new system to ensure it meets your expectations. To provide a timely electrical automation retrofit for your aging system, we use a cradle-to-grave engineering standard. This standard promises that the engineers who design your solution are the same ones that start it up. This keeps your control system integration project on the leanest startup schedule possible and minimizes your production downtime.

Why Quad Plus?

Our goal is to always go the extra mile and exceed your expectations and past experiences with system integrators. The Quad Plus engineers that designed your system can come onsite to complete your requirements during the commissioning process. Quad Plus provides much more than commissioning; we offer all the services in the system integration lifecycle to our local and global customers. Quad Plus is a trusted provider of multi-discipline professional engineering, power services, system integration, repair/service and industrial safety.

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Startup and Commissioning

Commissioning is a quality assurance process to ensure that your system is tested and calibrated for your production needs. The same engineers who design your system wil perform the commissioning to ensure a seamless startup, testing, and hand-off when it is time.

production process testing during commissioning

System Testing and Power Up

Your system will be powered up and tested by the original design engineers to verify the design meets your expectations.

control systems adjusted to meet design standards

I/O Checkout

The I/O checkout process ensures that PLC and control systems are properly adjusted to meet the required standards.

optimize drive performance during the commissioning process

Drive Optimization

The drive system is tested and adjusted for optimal performance by our technicians.

machine sequencing during the commissioning process

Machine Sequencing

We test performance to ensure that the operations and programs are correct.

commissioning to ensure manufacturing line products meet customer specifications

Production Trials and Hand-Off

Our startup engineers run one or multiple product lines to monitor the process and make any necessary adjustments.

visual inspection and mechanical inspection during power up stage of commissioning

System Testing and Power Up

Your system will be powered up for testing in our shop. We will perform a visual inspection, and evaluate the hardware, communications, and software configurations to verify that the design will meet your operational expectations. This process can also reveal any problems that may be present so they can be immediately corrected rather than impede the commissioning process during startup. Once we are sure your system is ready, the same engineers who designed your solution will arrive onsite to power up your equipment.

I/O Checkout

The input/output checkout process is used to ensure that the PLC and control systems are properly adjusted to meet your standards. The I/O checkout process starts with verifying that the electrical devices and associated wiring for your system is correct. We verify that communication to and from the associated and connected physical inputs is functioning properly and that devices are giving the correct signals. We use this process to reveal any discrepancies between the drawings, what is physically present, and the overall setup for the individual devices that are tied into your system.

adjustments are made during the commissioning process with checkout report
engineer checks and tunes drives during commissioning

Drive Optimization

During I/O checkout, your drives will be properly tuned for your application. To achieve optimal drive efficiency, tuning algorithms are selected based on the application, from winders to electronic gearing to open and closed loop tension. The motor’s electrical characteristics and their associated connected load are also considered. The goal of this step is to ensure that your system is optimally calibrated to achieve maximum efficiency.

Machine Sequencing

The performance testing processes include dry running (also referred to as webless running or ghost rolling) to sequence and simulate the system. This process allows us to ensure that the operations and programs are correct before any strip, web, or other material is inserted into the machine. Once your system is calibrated, a wet run can be performed on your machine to test sequencing, identify necessary fine adjustments, and to verify that the products meet your specifications.

record of system settings and performance test results are handed off to the customer
record of system settings and performance test results are handed off to the customer

Production Trials and Hand-Off

The production trial process is a collaboration between your plant operators and our startup engineers to run one or multiple product lines to monitor the process and make any necessary adjustments. These initial trials are a critical part of our process to ensure that we achieve optimal efficiency. Once the trials are successful, it is time for the hand-off. You may receive a record of the system settings and performance test results demonstrating that the system meets your operational requirements, drawings and complete operation and maintenance manuals. Lastly, we can perform user training and demonstrations.


Our team of system integrators and process engineers have many years of experience in the industries listed below. Many of our engineers have worked in the specific industry before joining Quad Plus, so they have extensive knowledge of your industrial control systems and production lines.

Let’s Work Together

Our integrated systems engineers can stay with your project during the entire commissioning process. That means the engineers who design your system are the same engineers who will perform the commissioning to eliminate any implementation obstacles and cut down on productivity loss during integration. We can verify all controls are calibrated properly and that all your product specifications are tested with real-world materials. When you work with Quad Plus, we put our years of industry experience to work for you.

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