System Integration

System Integration November 28, 2022

Retrofit project for biodegradable plastics facility

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.

By Karen Griffin
System Integration November 25, 2022

SIs to increase US manufacturing competitiveness

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.

By Jose M. Rivera
System Integration November 23, 2022

SI Giants 2023 average system integration revenue increases

Supply chain, staffing and COVID-19 are main concerns among SI Giant system integrators.

By CFE Media
System Integration November 9, 2022

Systems integrators support end user self-service

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.

By Ketut Putra
System Integration October 24, 2022

Six strategic steps to make systems integration seamless

Systems integration is a complex process that requires time, dedication, and the ability to take an objective look at the bigger picture.

By Jaya Krishna Tummala
Randy Otto is the CEO of ECS Solutions and brings more than 25 years of experience in diverse industries, including glass fibers manufacturing and custom assembly machine manufacturing. Courtesy: ECS Solutions
System Integration August 29, 2022

How to identify, quantify, and mitigate risk in industrial operations

Identifying and mitigating risk requires a wide understanding of what it means and how it goes beyond basic safety principles.

By Randy Otto
System Integration August 26, 2022

Automation mergers, acquisitions, capital markets analysis: August 2022

The Bundy Group reported nine automation transactions in the month of August. Analysis on the acquisitions and reports are highlighted below.

By Clint Bundy
System Integration August 20, 2022

Three ways to shut down loads with thermal switches

Thermal switches can help mitigate damage in electronic products and keep a situation from getting worse. Three approaches to controlling heat buildup with thermal switches are highlighted.

By Randall Scasny
System Integration August 15, 2022

Benefits of modular enclosures in manufacturing applications

Modular enclosures can help manufacturers maximize the space they have and give them added flexibility in many different applications.

By Troy Miesse
System Integration August 3, 2022

Case study: Redesign the process, then the control system

Pharmaceutical control system integration: Fixing a blind spot in the process design helped user requirements for a heat exchanger control system. A control system may not be able to fix a faulty process.

By Kevin Tom