Integrators have their say

Allow the integrator to apply new technology so that you can reap the benefits of innovation—and train your staff on its maintenance. Go in open minded: Visit a few integrators and listen to what services they offer and how they can add value. Keep in mind, integrators may build 5 to 20 new packaging lines year, whereas your company may only build one or two.
By Control Engineering Staff December 1, 2008

Allow the integrator to apply new technology so that you can reap the benefits of innovation—and train your staff on its maintenance.

Go in open minded : Visit a few integrators and listen to what services they offer and how they can add value. Keep in mind, integrators may build 5 to 20 new packaging lines year , whereas your company may only build one or two.

Overall package: Design, installation and support!

Select an integrator who has specialized knowledge of your requirement , [and] look for an integrator who has served your industry for at least 5 years.

Do not specify the automation equipment manufacturer without exception.