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High stakes gambling has no place in the world of automation, instrumentation, or controls. To reduce your risk, Control Engineering creates this hard copy of the System Integrator Guide, an online resource available at Here, you also get bonus material: the first look at our new award winners.


High stakes gambling has no place in the world of automation, instrumentation, or controls. To reduce your risk, Control Engineering creates this hard copy of the System Integrator Guide, an online resource available at . Here, you also get bonus material: the first look at our new award winners.

Online, find the system integrator you need with a seven-way multi-parameter search, or enter a name to search. Also online, you can subscribe to the System Integration e-mail newsletter for regular news and new product information about control components, industrial networks, wireless technology, power products and enclosures, and the companies who integrate them for others.

Look for the following articles and indices in print on the pages shown below.

36 Directory of integrators

More than 1,000 citations, updated for 2007 by Control Engineering ’s consulting editor Vance VanDoren, include:

  • Geographical region served;

  • Product experience;

  • Industries served;

  • Engineering specialization;

  • Corporate affiliations and partnerships;

  • Annual revenue; and

  • Professional associations.

84 Index for criteria

Find listings that reference the associations where integrators can be found.

Not here? Get listed now

If you’re a system integrator for automation, controls, or instrumentation, you may add information to our online directory now using the “Apply for a listing” link at, or by calling 765-296-7600. More information about expanded listings may be found at .

On the cover: Representing the engineers, managers, and support staff that made their companies winners are (from left): Chuck Sherman of The Benham Companies LLC, Ed Diehl of Concept Systems Inc., and Bob Zeigenfuse of Advanced Automation.

4 System integrator of the year awards for 2007

Control Engineering recognizes the best in the business with the first System Integrator of the Year competition. Three winning companies, chosen from more than 40 entries, show what excellence in system integration is all about.

10 Mottos, slogans, and words

CSIA’s new motto, “Translating the Promise of Technology into Performance,” describes what members do and epitomizes what control system integration is about, says Norm O’Leary, president.

12 Transmission assembly

Application: Better system management, broadcasting, recording, and control increased production by 24% and overall quality by 32%.

16 Belt conveyor delivers speed

Application: Three companies collaborate to improve productivity, reduce operating costs, and create innovative new products.

32 Vintage boilers get upgrade

Application: Frank Lill & Son Inc. reworks five 1949 Oklahoma State University multi-burner boilers to 85% efficiency, moving from old pneumatics to state-of-the-art combustion controls.

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