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  • Posted Friday, August 26, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    West Coast food processor is seeking food packaging integrators interested in receiving a RFP to design and install flexible packaging systems.
    • Cliff Bockard, JMP Engineering Inc.
      Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 3:12 PM
      Hello James,
      Thank you for the opportunity to introduce JMP Automation.
      JMP is an engineering services company with eleven locations in the U.S. and Canada, focusing on Fortune 500 manufacturers and producers. We provide engineering services and ...
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    • Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 3:49 PM
      Hi James,
      APEX Controls, Inc. is a Michigan based Controls Company that does work in California for a food processing company currently and We would be interested in reviewing your RFP. You can check out our company at or you can ...
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    • Matthew Roberts, Malisko Engineering, Inc.
      Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 10:17 AM
      Hi James,
      Malisko Engineering, Inc. is interested in reviewing your RFP.
      Malisko is a St. Louis (HQ) based Systems Integrator and Rockwell Automation Solution Partner with offices located in Denver, CO and Eau Claire, WI.
      One of our top 3 focus ...
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  • Posted Friday, March 11, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Hi All, We are looking to automate measurement of 30 feet long pipes. We are currently using CMM but that does not cover whole pipe ID. Any other ideas? We will be interested in buying a solution too.
    • Posted Friday, March 18, 2016 at 12:28 PM
      In the pipeline inspection world we use what's called a deformation tool to measure the ID of a pipe. The tool is feed through the center of the pipe either by the pressure in the pipe line or it's pulled through with a long tether. It has lots of ...Read More
    • Dan Penczak, Control & Power Systems, Inc.
      Posted Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:35 AM
      If you come up with a measurement device we can build the custom system to use it, incorporating what Shawn suggests if desired. Dan 973-575-3300 x30
    • Posted Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 8:16 PM
      Many of the right questions have already been asked to zero in on the right solution. Determining whether a traditional external device (ultrasonic) can deliver the accuracy required would be step one. If not, more advanced measures can be considered, ...Read More
  • Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:26 AM

    This morning I was contacted by an end user looking for some automation help. Please respond with your interest and expertise below (login with your Exchange credentials first.) 
    He will monitor this post and contact you.
    "I am looking into automating a process that requires a small amount of movement.  It needs to be able to move in 2 axis, one needs to be about 18ft and the other maybe 2ft.  It would pick up a basket of parts weighing about 20-75 lbs and place it into a series of ...
    • Dan Carlsen, Secure Controls, LLC
      Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 5:25 PM
      Based on your description it sounds like you would need at minimum a PLC and 2 motors with drives. Some things to consider are the environment of the components, physical constraints such as walls, safety, and if an operator is present how they will ...
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    • Posted Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 3:23 AM
      Accounting assignments can be really excruciating for the students as it is a vast area with extremely complex terminologies and formulae. Students looking for Accounting Assignment help find it tedious to complete their assignments. 
      Visit: ...
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    • Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:57 PM
      We have been getting into this a lot lately please feel free to contact me and discuss the project 618-281-9574 or email me at
  • Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    Any with experience to communicate.NET application to an OPC server, we require developing such communications layer, further information please contact me.
    • Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 3:28 PM
      Hola Carlos, tengo un desarrollo que recopila los datos de un OPC server y los inserta en una base de datos MSSQL. Mi correo es me encuentro en Hermosillo, Sonora.  
    • Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 3:28 PM
      One way to do it is to use a .NET-to-the-core solution like FactoryStudio from Tatsoft.  With native protocol drivers built-in to FactoryStudio, and the ability to be an OPC Server AND client would make FactoryStudio a perfect solution.
      I would like ...
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    • Posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 3:28 PM
      Hi Carlos, another option is to use the Cogent DataHub.  It has OPC DA and UA client and server capabilities, a .NET API for connecting to your .NET application, and a Database feature that lets you connect to any SQL database via ODBC.  Please see ...
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  • Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    SICK has a number of current projects with plans for more and we intend to find more new opportunities within specific industries. To meet the needs of current customers, we would like to work with and possibly recommend integration companies that can take our rich data and provide it to the customers back-end systems. Are you experienced in RFID data handling and routing? If yes, we should chat. 
    • Posted Friday, May 13, 2016 at 5:43 PM
      Paul, you know Concept Systems and the answer is yes, we know RFID and are game to help.
    • Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 9:47 AM
      Paul, Outbound Technologies has experience with RFID and would like the opportunity to discuss your needs in more detail.
  • Posted Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    I'm looking for an expert in machine safety or a flame sensor/detector to protect some machines from fire due to leaks of oil from hydraulic pumps.
    It needs to be install in two areas: one is near an injection machine and the other one is near smelting area (high temp) 
    Need the product and consulting (ex: best place to install, best technology to use, etc) we are in the quotation phase. 
    • Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 1:12 AM
      The key to using a IR camera like the FLIR is filtering out the non-events from the events. Normal equipment can run as hot as 200 degrees F, while a candle burns at something like 2600 degrees F. The sun appears as pretty much every temperature, but ...Read More
    • Posted Monday, May 4, 2015 at 1:02 PM
      To elaborate further on my answer from yesterday. We can put a solution together for you. Here is a link to a number of case studies where FLIR IR cameras were used in Fire Detection or Prevention Applications ...Read More
    • Posted Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:09 PM
      There are a few IR sensor options that could be applied. I sensor could be used to monitor a sizeable area around the machine. I could help you with a solution utilizing Flir. Feel free to email me at or call 503.510.3415
  • Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 4:30 PM

    Risk Assessment, consulting, safety concept and desing for a glass factory in Colombia. 
    • Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM
      If this is a cybersecurity-related risk assessment, please feel free to reach out to me
    • Jennifer Thomas,
      Posted Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 5:10 AM
      visit my profile
    • Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:55 PM
      Yes, please contact me at 618-281-9574 or email me at
      We just got done with a risk assessment project.
  • Posted Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 11:58 AM

    Must meet EPA requirements.
    • Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 6:02 PM
      Grant, Casco Systems is an integrator that specializes in custom automation and protection systems for the power generation and utility markets.  If you are interested in partnering to develop a system for your specific needs we could be a great ...
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    • Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 5:26 PM
      Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide ...
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    • Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 5:02 PM
      Grant, Wunderlich-Malec has a CEMS product called Cirrus that has been installed at over 200 sites in North America.  Please reach out to me at or for details.
  • Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    The system integration industry is vast, with a plethora of trade publications existing that cover niche areas of focus. Which publications (magazines or websites,) do your end-users tend to read the most? Are there any resources that you regularly turn to?
    • Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:17 PM
      Here are some of the media outlets used in the Food Industry. Demographic Company Name Website Dairy Cheese Reporter Dairy Cheese Market News Dairy Dairy ...Read More
    • Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:19 PM
      Eric, You ask a very good question, one that every marketing guy in this industry asks. There are many good marketing avenues out there, and publications to read. ARC keeps up a comprehensive list of resources - ...Read More
  • Posted Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Start-up and commissioning; Fixed Price or Time and Material?  It's understandable to want to know the cost however someone holds the risk.  I'd like to hear from the industry on what is fair and reasonable.
    • Posted Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM
      We generally bid fixed price for the project definition and development phase since this work is typically conducted in our office where we have management control of the process. For the start-up and commissioning work, we typically bid time and ...Read More
    • Posted Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM
      I agree with Jerry. We include a thorough FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) - which I'm sure Concept Systems does as well - to ensure and demonstrate that our application is ready to run when the mechanical system is ready to run which minimizes that risk ...Read More
  • Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    We are a large systems integrator that works on large physical security projects for a variety of  US Government customers.  We are looking to partner with industrial cybersecurity systems integrators on some of our projects. 
    Melchior Baltazar
    Xator Corporation
    (c) 703.851.6530
    melchior DOT baltazar AT

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Please tell Melchior ...
    • Posted Monday, February 13, 2017 at 9:39 AM
      I would like to let you know that Global Process Automation is experienced and knowledgable in the industrial cybersecurity systems arena and we have multiple partnerships with leading OEM solutions that we can discuss.  I would like to setup ...
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  • Posted Friday, December 18, 2020 at 4:14 PM

    We've tried NAPC, BidOcean, VendorLine, BidNet, and a few others. Each has their own advantage but none seem to be a perfect fit for us.
    The key feature I need is automatic email notification for opportunities based on a list of keywords (e.g. "SCADA") versus category/code (e.g. "20888 - Monitoring Software" or "90608 - Automation; Controls; Instrumentation"), which is a common feature.
    Most sites will only automatically identify projects based on category/code and you have to perform a ...
    • Posted Friday, January 8, 2021 at 5:08 PM
      Thanks. I did not realize that I wasn't logged in when I posted. I'll try submitting on the open form.
    • Lisa Richter, Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)
      Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11:58 AM
      Hi, Thanks for using the CSIA Exchange platform. If you are a CSIA member, I recommend you post your question on the Open Forum, that is a closed group of system integrators, so you might get a better response. You can see the types of questions that get ...
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  • Posted Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    If you have a product or service that would serve as a resource for this and future visitors, I would appreciate it. Please post any datasheets, white papers, brochures, videos to your profile, and address our visitors here.
    • Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 3:19 AM
      Secomea offers the most secure and efficient remote access solutions for industrial equipment on the market. Satisfied customers in a wide array of industries chose Secomea to making sure their production runs smoothly.  Please do not hesitate to contact ...
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    • Posted Friday, March 4, 2016 at 4:23 PM
      Wave7 is a product for remote management of complex automated assets, including skid mounted equipment, manufacturing machinery, mobile vehicles, and many other assets that may be widely distributed.
  • Posted Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Last year at the CSIA Conference, there was some talk about an Ajera Users Peer Group being formed.  I was wondering If it did get started.
    • Tony Veroeven, Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)
      Posted Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 4:15 PM
      You might want to ask this question in the members only community:
  • Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Looking for resourcing assistance on controls engineering projects - a partnership on projects.  Open to all locations, within and outside North America
    • Posted Monday, November 14, 2022 at 8:47 AM
      Dear Sir
      We are located in Algeria, with more than 20 year of experiance in Automation and control systems of various type and a team of talented engineer, we can offer hight quality work withe reasonabel coast.
      please consider a this opportunity for a ...
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    • Posted Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:35 AM
      Hello Laura;
      You can contact me at: We would love to partner with You
  • Posted Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    With my past couple of projects, I have seen an increase in requests to take on more and more aspects of the project instead of simply integrating a system and clocking out. Keeping things on schedule time-wise while working with these given products within this budget, etc. There's been plenty of talk about project life cycles and avoiding scope creep. Any simple tips or words of advice going into a new project and being asked to lead the project?
    • Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 at 3:03 PM
      It sounds like you are being asked to take on the Project Management responsibility for your projects. The simple tip would be to advise you to make sure you have a firm understanding of the project scope, schedule, and budget. Particularly how each of ...Read More
    • Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 3:38 PM
      Being asked to take on the expanded role of Project Manager is a great privilege. We believe that this is so important that we spent the last year investing in Project Management training for our entire company. Everyone! What our company learned is that ...Read More
  • Posted Monday, September 15, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    With the rise of social media, businesses have embraced the platform as a means to advertise their company, products, or services. Most companies have pages set up to some extent. But would you say that Facebook or Twitter plays a significant role in the System Integration or Automation Industry? What role do you see these options playing in your marketing scheme?
    • Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 3:51 PM
      let me give you a two part answer: Facebook - most consider that a B2C opportunity (business to consumer). If you are selling to a consumer market, then the advertising you can do in Facebook is excellent. If you are B2B, then Facebook relevance is ...Read More
    • Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8:53 AM
      We've had some success with tweeting about trade shows where we have a booth - a couple of people have found us at the event because of our tweets. We use FB primarily as a tool to engage and support our own employees, and LinkedIn to support recruiting.
  • Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    I need a small automated machine that can grind/bevel an edge on about 1”x1” round/oblong acrylic pieces. The material is Cast Acrylic, and the thickness of the material is from about 1mm to 4mm on average. I'm looking to process about 1300 to 1500 picks per day. I think I'll need a hopper/vibrating bowl, feeder, maybe two hydraulic shafts with rubber on the ends to sandwich/hold the material (just like a lens beveller) then rotate it 360 onto a grinding wheel or diamond wheel with a ...
    • Posted Monday, August 31, 2015 at 10:27 AM
      This is similar to the glass edging equipment that we built at Royal Tool / Sun Tool where I was employed as Engineering Manager. The Sun Tool equipment was designed to edge grind glass / ceramic shapes using a diamond grinding wheel and cam follower ...Read More
    • Posted Friday, August 28, 2015 at 12:25 AM
      I believe we can help you! Please contact me directly via email at, or by phone at 541.791.8140 to discuss the application further.
  • Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2:50 AM

    • Posted 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 ...

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    • Posted 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 ...Read More
  • Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    What are the benefits of using a control system integrator?
    • Marie Mansheim, ESE, Inc.
      Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Control system integrators' business is system integration. It is not a side job for them. They are committed to knowing the latest in technology trends and therefore offer the best solutions for your automation challenges. You can choose the level of ...

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