The business is structured for agile operations allowing for rapid prototyping, development and implementation resulting in faster to market custom solutions



Aparian develops, distributes, and supports various innovative products that complement Rockwell Automation's products and solutions. Aparian products seamlessly integrate and operate with Rockwell Automation platforms, offering great ease of use, and allowing the customer to benefit fully from the partnership.

Aparian can provide custom hardware and software development services and assistance. Our expertise ranges from automation, control, and interface hardware to configuration and monitoring software design and development. Aparian is also equipped to provide rapid prototyping and fast to market product development across a range of technologies.

Embedded Technologies capabilities include:
  • ARM / Cortex Processors
  • FPGA
  • Ethernet
  • 485 / 232
  • GPS
  • Cellular
  • Wirless
Software Development capabilities include:
  • FDT/DTM - Device and Comm DTM development
  • Data Exchange and storage
  • Interactive configuration and parameterization software

Industrial Network capabilities include:
  • EtherNet/IP
  • ControlNet
  • DeviceNet
  • Modbus TCP
  • Modbus RTU
  • DNP3 with Secure Authentication

  • DF1
  • Foundation Fieldbus
  • Profibus PA
  • HART / Wireless HART
  • 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
  • Network Time Protocols (NTP)

The following products are part of Rockwell Automation's Encompass Program:

ControlNet Router | DH485 Router | IP Point HART In / Out​ | Time Sync | DNP3 | XPosition Module
Gemlan Router | HDLC Router | Modbus Router / Modbus Router 485

Aparian was founded on the principle of providing innovative solutions to the Industrial Automation sector. With more than 40 years’ worth of combined experience in the industrial product development domain and with offices in South Africa and the United States (USA), the business understands the various design criteria needed for globally integrated, reliable and easy-to-use products. Aparian specialises in providing commercially-off-the-shelf (COTS) as well as end-to-end custom automation and control solutions for various industrial and commercial applications. This is achieved by applying sound design and development philosophies and incorporating advanced technologies to provide innovative next generation solutions to customers.

Aparian has a strong understanding of the challenges involved with products operating in an industrial environment. By designing for these challenges from first principles, the business is an able to produce products that are robust and of high availability ensuring minimal downtime and limiting risk. All products are also designed to meet industrial levels of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) ensuring high availability and undisrupted operation in the harshest of environments. Products are also designed with numerous levels of easy-to-understand media and operational diagnostics empowering end users to quickly and effectively locate and rectify external faults.

The business is structured for agile operations allowing for rapid prototyping, development and implementation resulting in faster to market custom solutions. The founders have been involved with numerous industrial conversion and retro-fit projects where various integration and migration solutions were developed in record time allowing end customers to execute on time. Aparian has a high level of expertise with 3rd party and obsolete network and device integration by providing standard or custom solutions that link various networks and devices with control platforms in a seamless way.

Aparian has a strong understanding of Rockwell Automation’s various control platforms, with key personnel having been involved in the implementation of Rockwell projects for the past 15 years.

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