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Innovative Thinking

Premier Automation CEO, Eli Evankovich, joins ARM Institute Board of Directors

March 28, 2019 – Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) announced that Eli  Evankovich, CEO of Premier Automation LLC,  has joined the non-profit organization’s board of directors. According the the ARM institute, Evankovich will work with other board members and ARM leadership to help  increase U.S. global competitiveness by accelerating innovative technologies that make robots more accessible to U.S. manufacturers. 

Premier Automation is Now a Lincoln Electric Authorized Robotic Integrator

Premier Automation has recently become a  Lincoln Electric Authorized Robotic Integrator. Lincoln Electric’s Authorized Robotic Integrator Program assists qualified integrators to better serve their customers, while having Lincoln Electric as a dedicated robotic welding partner. As a Lincoln Electric Robotic Integrator, Premier Automation can work with customers to deliver innovative, state-of-the-art welding solutions. Premier Automation engineers can offer expertise on all aspects of the equipment and processes to create success for our customers.

Premier Automation To Open Washington, PA Location

MONROEVILLE, PA —In the near future, Premier Automation will begin operations at a new location near Washington, PA. The new facility will allow Premier Automation to more conveniently serve customers with increased capacity. The expansion will be located in an existing 66,000 square foot facility and will offer full engineering and manufacturing services. The new manufacturing space will be used to build large and small electrical controls to support the growing manufacturing base in western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

3 Factors in a Successful System Integration Project

 
System integration — a sometimes daunting but valuable project that coordinates the manufacturing process into a seamless whole. Integrated systems have evolved over time, but an experienced System Integrator can still make or break your integration project. What 3 factors should you consider when choosing an integration partner?

Premier Automation: Siemens USA Solution Partner

Premier Automation is a certified Siemens Solution partner, which ensures that Premier Automation delivers the highest quality in customized automation. Under the Siemens Solution Partner Program, Siemens joins System Integrators by merging product and systems expertise with their partner’s application and existing industry knowledge.

Finding System Integrators for Machinery and System Projects

The process of finding and identifying qualified system integrators for your automation requires a strong understanding of system integration and paying close attention to what you’re looking for. Your choice of system integrators will only be as good as the candidates you’ve vetted. Therefore, having a broad initial search is essential to finding the right candidate.

System Integrators can essentially be divided into three types:

  1. Ones that prefer building new systems, delivering them and moving onto the next project, offering limited time post-installation support.
  2. Ones that build systems and support them for a considerable period of time.
  3. Ones that specialize in troubleshooting and tailoring of existing systems.

How to Integrate Your HMIs for Plant-wide Control

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Jeff Hessom

How do you keep up with your processes – walking from machine to machine?

Integrating your HMIs (Human Machine Interfaces) into an Ethernet networked control system gives you a centralized window into your entire process. It works by gathering data from the control system and distributing it to different areas of the facility. One PC at an operator station or in a control room can lay out real-time processes, report data over time, and make live adjustments to day-to-day operation.

HMI Server/Client Configuration breaks down into just two components: Servers and Clients.

Premier Automation Named 2015 System Integrator Giant

PITTSBURGH, December 23, 2015Control Engineering recognizes Premier Automation as a 2015 System Integrator Giant, ranking the company #19 on a list of the best system integrators in the United States. Premier Automation ranked as only one of three companies in the top twenty with less than twenty engineers, competing with companies of over 100 or 200 engineers at the same level of system integration revenue or higher.

Automation Solutions: 3 Ways to Defeat Choice Paralysis

 

“Learning to choose is hard. Learning to choose well is harder. And learning to choose well in a world of unlimited possibilities is harder still, perhaps too hard.”

― Barry Schwartz, The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

In today’s industries, manufacturers have an entire constellation of technology solutions to consider. Factories can be digitized from beginning to end, integrated into automation systems, connected to the cloud, measured by big data, mobilized and networked into the Internet of Things.

With so much technology available, many manufacturers are paralyzed by the paradox of choice: the more industrial solutions appear, the harder it is to know what will work and what just isn’t right for your business.

How can you emerge from the swamp of indecision and implement the automation solutions that will boost your business?

 

The Evolution of Integrated Systems

Manufacturing is getting leaner, smarter, and sleeker. Integrated systems are making that possible.

As technology advances, automation systems converge to create more streamlined and efficient methods of production. These integrated systems make manufacturing infinitely more adaptable and cost effective, but require creative, highly skilled engineers.

So where are these engineers?