Using the Automation Integrator Guide

2013 Automation Integrator Guide: How to use the guide to system integrators in print, online. At bottom, link to all the articles in this year's guide.

12/17/2012


2013 Automation Integrator Guide: How to use the guide to system integrators in print, onlineAutomation Integrator Guide, www.controleng.com/integrators, is a global online guide to automation system integrator talent, with more than 2395 automation system integrator listings and profiles. These have information about size by annual revenue, industries served, geographic areas served [with a record number of firms offering international service, 1452 (or 553, not counting Canada as “international”)], engineering specialties, product experience, corporate affiliations, and professional affiliations. While many system integrator expanded listings and profiles, with related expertise, appear here in print, all the listings appear online. Use the multiparameter search engine to quickly progress from “searching” to “finding” the right set of talent for the next automation project.

Control Engineering System Integrator Hall of Fame, www.controleng.com/SIY, links to prior winners of the System Integrator of the Year Awards, including expanded information about the winners highlighted in this issue. Congratulations to Patti Engineering, Integrity Integration Resources, and SAIC [now Leidos Engineering, formerly SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure], the 2013 winners. Thanks also to the 2013 entrants and finalists.

Video clips: Get system integration advice from the winners at www.controleng.com/videos.

System Integration Channel, www.controleng.com/integration, has articles in this Automation Integrator Guide, with additional products and tutorials to help with your next system integration project.

System Integration newsletter, www.controleng.com/newsletters, offers system integration articles and tutorials monthly. There’s no cost.

Get listed in the Automation Integrator Guide: Use the link at www.controleng.com/integrators. Vance VanDoren can help.

System Integrator Giants 2012: The largest 100 firms, by automation system integrator revenue, among those in the Automation Integrator Guide responding to the survey; link at the bottom of www.controleng.com/SIY.

Control System Integrator Association: Find resources and educational opportunities in this issue at www.controlsys.org.

Tutorials are available online at www.controleng.com/tutorials, and case studies are under Media Library at www.controleng.com and www.plantengineering.com.  

Online training videos and Webcasts: Under media library at www.controleng.com and www.plantengineering.com. 

In this issue (link to each article at bottom)

  • CSIA education AIG4
  • Best system integration advice AIG6
  • System Integrator of the Year Winners AIG8
  • What makes a good system integrator good? AIG13
  • Vision integration speeds production, cuts waste for plastics manufacturer AIG16
  • Drives software programming – using PLC or drive custom programming? AIG18
  • Automated container handling in port terminals AIG20
  • Directory, profiles of Automation System Integrators AIG22

-Mark T. Hoske, Content Manager, CFE Media



The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
Pipe fabrication and IIoT; 2017 Product of the Year finalists
The future of electrical safety; Four keys to RPM success; Picking the right weld fume option
A new approach to the Skills Gap; Community colleges may hold the key for manufacturing; 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
VFDs improving motion control applications; Powering automation and IIoT wirelessly; Connecting the dots
Natural gas engines; New applications for fuel cells; Large engines become more efficient; Extending boiler life

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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