Cuprinol
Spinnaker PC on a Low Pressure Cuprinol Plant. Capable of 2bar pressure but more normally used at atmospheric pressures to treat joinery timber or hazard class 1/2 wood. Most notably they have a small footprint as the storage tank is mounted on top of the main treating vessel.
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Low Pressure
Spinnaker PC on a 'standard' Low pressure plant mass produced by Protim Solignum circa 1990 - 2004. This is a work horse of the low pressure treatment market. Treatment cycle times typically less than an hour.
High Pressure
Spinnaker PC running a 'Dual' colour high pressure plant designed and installed by CBR of Castleford. Control has to take into account cross contamination issues as the plant uses dissimilar fluid colours. Winches and hydraulics are fully automated.

Spinnaker PC

Treatment Plant PC Control

Spinnaker PC provides a simple visual representation of a wood treatment plant.  Graphically it has been designed so that an operator can see ‘at a glance’ where the fluid is, what valves are open and what pumps are running.  Plant faults are swiftly reported and identified in real time, and all events are timed to the second.

With high pressure plants there is invariably a fluid mixing consideration.  To de-clutter the ‘Process Page’ there is a separate ‘Dosing Page’ that covers fluid mixing and routing.

On a single system, Spinnaker PC  is able to dose up to 5 OSV’s from up to 5 additive sources.  It can also handle up to four independent treatment plants simultaneously, dosed or not.

Developed for use on all versions of Windows up to and including Windows 11.

Spinnaker EDGE

Simplifying Treatment Plant Control

TSL are pleased to announce that in line with it’s development roadmap 2022 heralds the availability of our 6th generation system, Spinnaker EDGE.   

EDGE has been three years in the making and it brings the latest web technologies and practices to the timber treatment market sector.

EDGE is a stand alone controller that is situated in the treatment plant control panel.  It sits between the PC and the PLC, extending the existing stand alone functionality of them both.

With an EDGE upgrade control panel changes have been vastly simplified.  Reducing plant downtime considerably.

Able to work with multiple PLC’s, hardware swap outs are a thing of the past.  Mitsubishi, GEFanuc 90-30, Fanuc RX3i, Siemens – Spinnaker now supports them all natively.

Spinnaker WEB

Fully web based plant control

Moving ahead into 2022 TSL are not standing still.  This will be the year that Spinnaker PC extends itself into Spinnaker WEB.

Spinnaker WEB will allow a customer to access the comings and goings of an EDGE based timber treatment plant using a browser.

Clear plant graphics, system configuration adjustments, charge sheet generation, report generation, cycle adjustments, plant code adjustments.  Everything that Spinnaker PC currently does, and more.

All data held within Spinnaker EDGE will be backed up in the cloud for data and configuration security.  It will be available for off line data analysis using the Spinnaker WEB interface.   

By the time we have completed this development WEB will have been 4 years in the making, but it will be future proofed for our customers to use for many more years to come.

Spinnaker PC Overview

We have a variety of documentation regarding Spinnaker along with more general treatment plant issues in our Downloads section

Our video section has a wide selection of You Tube video’s that explain the workings of our system in more detail.  An example of which is shown on the left.

Who are Treatment Services?

Treatment Services design and develop control systems for timber treatment plants in the UK and abroad.  Established in this market sector since 2005 we have been, and still are, the only independent software providers that focus exclusively on treatment plant control and data reporting.

As far back as 1996 our technical director David Poundall began writing the first treatment plant controller based around the XL450 HMI, for Protim Solignum.  In 1998 he wrote the first UK designed PC based control system for treatment plants, again for Protim, using off the shelf SCADA software.

In 2000 he wrote the WorkNet™ system from scratch.

With this pedigree underpinning TSL it wasn’t long after forming the company that a fifth system, Spinnaker PC was developed, again from scratch.  As of January 2021 Spinnaker has been deployed on 72 treatment plants mainly in the UK and Ireland, but spread out as far as Latvia, Sierra Leone and Mombasa.

25 years in the making…