System Integrators

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System Integrators December 14, 2019

System integrator partners with Rockline Industries to increases OEE

Each of five manufacturing cells have demonstrated an OEE increase of more than 20% compared to the prior system implementation

By Robbie Kerfoot
Figure 1: Robotic material handling and custom automation was part of an upgrade for a thermoforming customer in the food and beverage industry. The new automation was to fit between and connected to two existing manufacturing processes on multiple production lines in a 24/7 operation. Courtesy: Applied Manufacturing Technologies
HMI, OI December 13, 2019

Revamped HMI provides better process control, operator compliance

System integrators should do a deep dive into the customer’s manufacturing process with detailed conversations and clarification of expectations during the design phase of any project.

By Rick Vanden Boom
An illustration shows a battery’s cathode undergoing phase transition from iron phosphate (FP) to lithium iron phosphate (LFP) during charging. Simulations by Rice University scientists showed that adding defects — distortions in their crystal lattices — could help batteries charge faster. Courtesy; Kaiqi Yang, Rice University
Energy Efficiency December 12, 2019

Detours can improve batteries for electronics, solar energy storage

Scientists at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering have discovered that placing specific defects could improve how lithium ions travel in batteries.

By Mike Williams
Figure 1: Jose Rivera, CSIA CEO, (left) and Dave Patterson, Grantek CEO, on stage during their interview session. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
System Integration December 12, 2019

Certified for success: Building a better system integration business

Jose Rivera, CEO of CSIA, interviewed Dave Patterson, CEO of Grantek, a certified SI member of CSIA, about the company's challenges and successes as an integrator and how they've become a better business.

By Jose M. Rivera
Jeremy Gibbs (left), director of sales and marketing, and Dave Blaida, president and CEO at Matrix Technologies. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media and Technology
System Integration December 11, 2019

Matrix Technologies, Maumee, Ohio, is System Integrator of the Year, 2020

Matrix Technologies is the 2020 System Integrator of the Year for the Large System Integrator Category. Dave Blaida, president and CEO of Matrix Technologies Inc., discussed his company’s approach in an interview with CFE Media. See video.

By CFE Media
Steven Schneebeli (left), lead and director of engineering/IT; Nancy Lange (center), co-founder and COO; and Matt Scott, lead and director of mentorship at Malisko Engineering. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media and Technology
System Integration December 11, 2019

Malisko Engineering Inc., St. Louis, is System Integrator of the Year, 2020

Malisko Engineering is the 2020 System Integrator of the Year for the Mid-Sized System Integrator Category. Executives from the company share some of the company's success stories and advice. See video.

By CFE Media
Jeff Buck, vice president of engineering at Automationnth. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media and Technology
System Integration December 11, 2019

AutomationNTH, Lavergne, Tenn., is System Integrator of the Year, 2020

AutomationNTH is the 2020 System Integrator of the Year for the Small System Integrator Category. Jeff Buck, vice president of engineering at Automationnth, shares some of the company's success stories and advice. See video.

By CFE Media
Left to right: Steven Schneebeli, lead and director of engineering/IT at Malisko Engineering; Nancy Lange, co-founder and COO at Malisko Engineering; Matt Scott, lead and director of mentorship at Malisko Engineering; Dave Blaida, president and CEO at Matrix Technologies; Jeremy Gibbs, director of sales and marketing, Matrix Technologies; Jeff Buck, vice president of engineering at Automationnth. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media and Technology
System Integration December 11, 2019

2020 System Integrator of the Year award winners announced

Integrator companies Matrix Technologies, Malisko Engineering, and AutomationNTH are recognized for their outstanding achievements. See video of a roundtable discussion with the winners.

By CFE Media
CNC Motion Control December 10, 2019

Seven things to know about OMAC

The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) assembles end-user manufacturers, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) machine builders, system integrators, technology providers, and non-profit and government agency organizations to address key issues, such as connectivity, manufacturing efficiency and best practices for global manufacturing.

By John Kowal
System Integrators December 9, 2019

2020 System Integrator Giants

The overall gross revenue for the top 100 system integrators and their parent companies topped $26.4 billion as most businesses saw growth.

By Jack Smith