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.


2013 Automation Integrator Guide: How to use the guide to system integrators in print, onlineAutomation Integrator Guide,, 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,, 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

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

System Integration newsletter,, offers system integration articles and tutorials monthly. There’s no cost.

Get listed in the Automation Integrator Guide: Use the link at 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

Control System Integrator Association: Find resources and educational opportunities in this issue at

Tutorials are available online at, and case studies are under Media Library at and  

Online training videos and Webcasts: Under media library at and 

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

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