Automation and control system integration, project management advice

Representatives of the winners of the Control Engineering 2014 System Integrator of the Year competition provide project management advice to customers and other system integrators in a video interview.

01/15/2014

Flash is required!

From left to right, Bijan Shams, president, Cogent Industrial Technologies Ltd.; Richard Seale, president, Automation and Control business unit at Wood Group Mustang; and Dr. Vladimir Morenko, director general, Insist Avtomatika LLC, each provide projectRepresentatives from three winners of the Control Engineering 2014 System Integrator of the Year explain:

  • What a system integrator can bring to an automation or controls project
  • How projects can be divided between in-house staff and system integrators
  • Best-practice working relationships with system integrators
  • Project pricing, scope change, and project quality

In the 19-minute video, Dr. Vance VanDoren, system integration editor for Control Engineering magazine, interviews (left to right in the photo, from the video) Bijan Shams, president, Cogent Industrial Technologies Ltd.; Richard Seale, president, Automation and Control business unit at Wood Group Mustang; and Dr. Vladimir Morenko, director general, Insist Avtomatika LLC.

Each of the three firms was named 2014 System Integrator of the Year by Control Engineering in three revenue categories: Cogent Industrial Technologies Ltd. (up to $10 million annual revenue), Insist Avtomatika LLC ($10 to $18 million), and Wood Group Mustang (over $18 million). As in previous years, the 2014 System Integrators of the Year have diverse technical skills ranging from automation engineering to wireless networking, and industry experience from building automation to water and wastewater. Read the related article, from the 2013 December issue: “Excellence in Automation: System Integrator of the Year Awards.”

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager, CFE Media, Control Engineering, mhoske(at)cfemedia.com; video by Peter Welander.



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the process control...
Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide
Technological advances like multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) transmitting and receiving
Big plans for small nuclear reactors: Simpler, safer control designs; Smarter manufacturing; Industrial cloud; Mobile HMI; Controls convergence
Virtualization advice: 4 ways splitting servers can help manufacturing; Efficient motion controls; Fill the brain drain; Learn from the HART Plant of the Year
Two sides to process safety: Combining human and technical factors in your program; Preparing HMI graphics for migrations; Mechatronics and safety; Engineers' Choice Awards
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
News and comments from Control Engineering process industries editor, Peter Welander.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
Anthony Baker is a fictitious aggregation of experts from Callisto Integration, providing manufacturing consulting and systems integration.
Integrator Guide

Integrator Guide

Search the online Automation Integrator Guide
 

Create New Listing

Visit the System Integrators page to view past winners of Control Engineering's System Integrator of the Year Award and learn how to enter the competition. You will also find more information on system integrators and Control System Integrators Association.

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.