Adaptive: Control Systems for Dyeing and Finishing Industry

The Adaptive group offers PC-based automation solutions for the dyeing and finishing sector and has expanded rapidly as manufacturers increasingly recognise the flexibility such technology offers. Formed in 1998, Adaptive has headquarters in both the UK and the United States.

Adaptive: Control Systems for Dyeing and Finishing Industry

Complementing its process control business Adaptive Control also has a distribution centre where it offers sales of process control valves and pneumatic equipment. With long established agreements with many of the major brand names it offers a single point of source to many of its customers..



Adaptive EPC and APC controllers provide advanced control using touchscreen technology combined with powerful VB.NET programming tools. Cost-effective automation solutions include the entry-level EPC, with its 6.4 inch TFT display and Windows XP-embedded operating system, and the APC, which starts with the popular 12.1-inch TFT display, utilising Windows 2000/XP operating systems. Web browser technology allows full monitoring of the controller via a local network or through Adaptive’s comprehensive central system ‘Plant Explorer’.


Adaptive offers a highly-accurate yet simple volumetric dispensing system for batch and continuous operations, designed to re-use sup- plier containers in order to reduce cost. Controlled by the company’s industrial touchscreen PC and incorporating stock control of each product, they can be easily linked to third-party recipe management systems. Rapid installation and low cost of ownership enables a quick payback, as well as eliminating all manual handling and associated Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) problems.


Rapidly control and monitor your machine with a local real-time schedule of work, complete list of running steps, live graph and histor- ical graphs stored for many years. Integration is easy, with network links to Excel, Access, corporate networks and of course with the Adaptive Plant Explorer central control system.

With a dedicated electrical and pneumatic work centre, it design and build control panels for any application. All its systems are built with high quality, market-leading components and can be as- sembled in all types of enclosure

systems and materials. Accredited with ISO9001, Adaptive will ensure quality, repeatability and timely deliveries.


In addition to building complete control systems, it offers a retrofit service that interfaces Adaptive technology to your existing control panels. This can be a great way to upgrade relatively new installations or to move forward when budgets are limited.

Adaptive have world-wide me- chanical and electrical contractor partners allowing them to offer turn-key solutions for all magnitude of projects.