Automation: Top 10 specialties among system integrators

By Control Engineering Staff April 5, 2007

Among more than 1,000 automation system integrators providing information about themselves for the 2007 Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide, more than 63% say they consider programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and remote terminal units (RTUs) among their engineering specialties. Here are the top 10 areas of expertise:

63% PLCs and RTUs;
55% human machine interface;
52% instrumentation and data acquisition;
51% automation;
50% process control;
46% systems engineer ing;
45% motors and motion control;
44% control panels;
42% installation start-ups; and
41% networking and communication.

More than 40 engineering specialties rated 20% or higher among automation system integrators. The 2007 guide was published in December 2006.

Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide online provides a multiparameter search, allowing the user to specify up to 7 criteria, including engineering specialties. Name (or partial name) search also is provided.

Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief,
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