A bioplastics company contracted a system integrator to retrofit a brownfield plant to make Nodax polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)-based resins, adapting existing on-site batch controls.
Manufacturing has changed due to recent global events with an emphasis on being smarter and leveraging all around us. System integrators (SIs) can help manufacturers with digital transformation, smart manufacturing efforts.
Integrator companies Eosys, NorthWind Technical Services and George T. Hall are recognized for their outstanding achievements.
2023 System integrator of the Year, Eosys, excelled in digital transformation, batch control, and other control and automation system project integration, with emphasis on mentoring and continuing education.
2023 System Integrator of the Year, NorthWind Technical Services, automation and control system integration projects help with feeding school children, delivering clean water, and manufacturing recycled building materials, among others. Related control and automation systems consume less energy, produce less waste, provide for a cleaner and safer environment and produce a better return on customer investments.
Supply chain, staffing and COVID-19 are main concerns among SI Giant system integrators.
2023 System integrator of the Year, George T. Hall, excelled in SCADA, PLC, HMI, panel design and system integration in developing and integrating process controls for a COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer and in a SCADA system for a Nevada gold mine.
Farm, power plant and factory control systems have operated in the same way for decades, following static hard-coded automation logic. This automation logic is typically developed during an initial project development phase and is implemented by automation engineers, as it requires a highly technical skillset.
Systems integration is a complex process that requires time, dedication, and the ability to take an objective look at the bigger picture.
Risk identification becomes the critically important first step, the one without which corrective actions cannot be undertaken.