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About us:
CJL Automation is a business aimed at providing service to industrial automation needs. We are based in Shepparton, Victoria but work anywhere in and out of Australia. Having completed projects in Brisbane, Sydney, Larissa (Greece) Chonburri (Thailand) and Modesto (California).
Contact us:

Email:     chris@cjlautomation.com.au

Phone:    0417561535



Citect is our preferred SCADA package.  Citect is one of the worlds leading providers of SCADA systems and is renown for service and support, not to mention reliability.

Check out some of our previous projects utilising the Citect software.








Schneider's Premium series is our preferred brand of PLC's to use. We have had extensive experience with this range, having used both the PL7 Pro and Unity software packages. 

We have also completed projects using Allen Bradley, GE Fanuc, Mitsubishi and Omron PLC's.



HMI is an acronym for "Human Machine Interface", meaning a device usually containing some sort of screen and possibly buttons as well.  Some HMI's are touch screens, meaning the operator can control a machine or process by simply pressing on this screen.  We have used many types of HMI's to control equipment and have found the most effective for cost and functionality is either the Redlion G308 series, or the Schneider XBTG Magelis series.

Redlion G308    

The G308 can communicate with various brands of PLC's and has a color touchscreen.  The screen is programmed with the free Crimson software.  It also boasts the following features;

  • 8.4" 256-color 640x480 TFT Display (G308A)
  • 7.7" 256-color 640x480 DSTN Display (G308C)
  • 3rd Generation HMI from Red Lion
  • Configured using Crimson 2.0 Software (Must use Build 187 or later for G308A)
  • Powerful 32-bit ColdFire Processor
  • Configuration and Firmware are Stored in 8MB of Non-volatile FLASH Memory
  • Resistive Analog Touchscreen
  • Dedicated MENU Key and 6 Soft-Keys
  • Integrated Protocol Converter
  • Up to 5 RS-232/422/485 Serial Ports
  • 10-Base-T/100-Base-TX Ethernet Port
  • Remote Web Access and Control Facility
  • USB Port for Configuration Download
  • Compact Flash Socket
  • UL Listed for use in Hazardous Locations. (See literature for class
    and division details.)
  • NEMA 4X / IP66 Front Panel
  • 24V DC Operation

Magelis XBTG

The XBTG series of HMI's can communicate with various various brands of PLC's, and has the options of color and touch screens in various sizes.


  • Wide range of screen sizes to fit any application
  • Comprehensive dynamic object library reduces configuration time.
  • Embedded Ethernet TCP/IP and Multi-link for multifunction terminals ensure flexibility and performance.
  • Open to web technology with Java scripting
  • Ethernet, Modbus, ModbusPlus, Modbus TCP/IP, Unitelway and third party drivers available
  • User friendly recipe handling tool



Electrical Drawings.


We presently create all electrical drawings using AutoCad software.