Since 2015 I2R Group has provided control and automation solutions to JBS Australia. We have worked closely with JBS completing many projects across the country.


To deliver cost effective, value oriented, turnkey control and automation solutions to all levels of the national organisation.


I2R Group’s process design, automation, SCADA integration and switchboard manufacturing capability deliver a comprehensive turnkey control solution to JBS Australia.


PLC Upgrades

I2R Group is a trusted supplier for PLC upgrades. Our emphasis on zero downtime for PLC upgrades has proved to be invaluable for the various projects we have completed. Examples include:

  • Multiple SLC500 to Logix (Control/Compact) upgrades for kill floors, boning rooms, chiller panels, automatic plate freezers, ammonia refrigeration plants and feed mills.
  • Upgrade of existing legacy networks to EthernetIP network.

SCADA Migration

With many sites/plants having been upgraded by I2R we have proven our ability to deliver quality results in a short period of time. Examples include:

  • Upgraded from Citect SCADA to Ignition Perspective SCADA with redundancy as per customer standards.
  • Upgrade from FactoryTalk View SE to Ignition Perspective SCADA.
  • Development of an API to interface with Ignition SCADA, PLC and SQL feed management system.
  • Integration of Ignition Edge panels
  • Development of production screens for process optimisation.


Systems Integration

Our in house IT capability allows I2R to work very closely with the customer IT staff and develop innovative efficient systems linking business and automation systems. Examples include:

  • Design and implementation of private automation EthernetIP networks.
  • Integration with OEM machinery, databases and business systems.
  • Deployment of FactoryTalk asset centre
  • Industry 4.0 capability (MQTT, IOT).


Main Switchboard and Motor Control Centre Upgrades

I2R’s extensive experience and in house board building capability has delivered many switchboards and MCC’s.

  • Manufacture and installation of modular power distribution (MSB & MDB).
  • Manufacture and installation of bayable motor control centres.


Switch Room Upgrades
I2R are delivering value and efficiency to JBS engineering team with complete switchroom upgrades including construction and civil management. Examples include:

  • Containerised switchroom for power distribution.
  • New custom built tilt slab switchroom for power distribution and motor control.

Automation & Control Systems for Beef Industry

August 15, 2023