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What is a Control System Integrator?
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  • Answered Thursday, April 24,2014 at 10:04 AM

    Control system integrators design and implement sophisticated control systems for manufacturing and industrial facilities. Using their knowledge of engineering, information technology, and business, control system integrators integrate plant equipment and automate manufacturing processes. Automation helps manufacturers and processors reduce cost, increase production, use less energy and lower environmental impact.

  • Answered Thursday, April 24,2014 at 10:04 AM
    A CSI is a firm of individuals with the expertise to deliver all aspects of a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system. A CSI is often the one entity left standing after a new or large plant upgrade. It is the company that you will develop a close relationship with as you work to automate and optimize your facility for maximum efficiency and profitability. The CSI will perform detailed engineering design, programming, procurement, fabrication, installation oversight, testing and training of the computer controls (HMI ~ Human Machine Interface; PLC ~ Programmable Logic Controller), instrumentation and network communication that may include a telemetry component as well as specialized alarming, reporting, and historical trending analysis. Part contractor, part engineering firm, part fabricator, and part technical field service; blend & shake and you come up with what has been called a PICS (Process Instrumentation Controls Supplier), Integrator, PACC (Process Automation & Controls Contractor) and now most commonly recognized as a Control System Integrator (CSI).