Allen Ferreira

Owner/President of Automation Consultants L.L.C.

Rockwell Automation – Allen Bradley Experience

Controllogix Family:

Includes Compactlogix and 1756-Controllers (PACs) and all associated I/O including:

Point I/O, Flex I/O, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Ethernet, VFDs, and Third Party devices (Vision/Barcode/RFID, etc.)

16 years

Allen Bradley SLC 500 family:

Includes MicroLogix 1000, 1200,1400 &1500, SLC 500, 5/01 through 5/05 Ethernet and all associated 1746 – I/O and specialty 3rd party modules and 1794-flex I/O using RSLogix500 software.

27 years

Allen Bradley Panelview Plus family:

Includes FTView Studio, ME, SE and related Runtime software

15 years

Allen Bradley Variable Frequency Drives:

Includes Bulletin PowerFlex 525/755/70 drives and associated communications interfaces.

FactoryTalk Studio HMI development software:

Includes RSLinx Enterprise, ActiveX components, and VBA scripting.

15 years

Allen Bradley Motion Control Products:

Includes Kinetix 5500/6500/350/6000 with Ethernet/SERCOS comms and Ultra 3000

Conversions from Classic/Legacy products to newer technology:

  • PLC2/SLC/PLC 5 to Controllogix/Compactlogix conversions
  • Panelview Classic/Panelview 1000 to Panelview Plus 7 conversions
  • FactoryTalk View ME <–> FactoryTalk View SE conversions
Technical Training Capabilities:

PLC, Drives, Servo Systems, Electrical, HMI, Communications, Networking, Data Collection and Visualization

Bradley Ferreira

Software Specialist

Rockwell Automation – Allen Bradley Experience

Allen Bradley Panelview Plus family:

Includes FTView Studio ME, SE and related Runtime software.

FactoryTalk Studio HMI development software:

Includes RSView32, RSLinx Enterprise, ActiveX components, and VBA scripting.

Conversions from Classic/Legacy products to newer technology:

PLC2/SLC/PLC 5 to Controllogix/Compactlogix conversions

Panelview Classic/Panelview 1000 to Panelview Plus 7 conversions

FactoryTalk View ME <–> FactoryTalk View SE conversions

Additional skills:
  • High Performance HMI design consulting or updating
  • Data collection from AB PLCS to Databases
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Data collection and analysis using web technologies, Excel and VBA
Technical Training Capabilities:

Data Collection and analysis, Networking, HMI Design, HMI Development


Core Competency


Automation Consultants is owned by Automation Specialist Allen Ferreira, well known and highly respected in and outside of the Intermountain West for his PLC expertise acquired over 18 years in the automation industry.

Automation Consultants provides companies with top quality, state-of-the-art system integration of Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley components at reasonable cost. Customer satisfaction is achieved through the expertise put into each system and through exceptional customer service.

Automation Consultants’ popular, hands-on classes train technical personnel in the use of Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley state-of-the-art products. Students learn important programming and maintenance skills from a talented instructor experienced in both the automation field and in teaching. Former students implementation of these skills back on the job makes a real difference in optimizing uptime and in minimizing costly downtime in their facilities. Classes can be taught in our fully equipped training room or on-site.