Control Systems

Current Role:

Name: Mark Checksfield

I am currently employed teaching electronics and control systems in the lifelong learning sector.


I was employed as a Control Systems Programmer and Administrator.
The role includes all aspects of Control System management at a large modern paper manufacturer in Kent.
Below is a list of systems I regularly worked on and had configuration and administration responsibilities on.

Recent Works:

Upgrade of Honeywell MxOpen DCS with GeFanus PLC, to Metso DNA DCS with Cimplicity PLC attached via Profibus. As the existing 90/70 Plc had an upgrade path to the new Cimplicity PLC this was done ahead of the DCS and then reprogrammed to enable fast switching between DCS controllers for each I/O point. Complete software projects on Metso DNA and integration with ControlMV multivariable controller.

Worked on the expansion and use if data acquisition systems and OSI Pi historian as a major information system, offering real time tools as well as historical.

Control System Experience:

Metso DNA DCS27
Honeywell Measurex MXOpen DCS
Siemens Step 5 PLC
Siemens Step 7 PLC
OSI PI Plant Historian
GE Fanuc PLC’s 90/70 90/30
Wonderware SCADA
Profibus Certified Installer & Engineer

Other Professional Training:

Visual Basic for Applications VBA
Microsft SQL Server
OPC Training Institute Level 128
Radiation Protection Supervisor
OSI PI Historian Administration
Chartered Management Institute, Level 3 Certificate in Management