|Automation & Control Inc. (ACI) is a factory automation and systems integration firm with comprehensive capabilities in automation/control engineering, machinery installations and relocations for OEMs and end users, control panel design and fabrication, electrical engineering and contracting, control upgrades and system modifications, and factory floor data collection.
ACI’s engineering team has vast expertise in PLC, HMI, and SCADA design and implementation; drive system application and start-up assistance; and control panel design. The company’s installation group provides full-service industrial electrical services, including power and service installations as well as expert machine and control system installations. The company is a preferred contractor for OEMs specializing in the installation of capital equipment and projects, with an emphasis on control and communications wiring. ACI is experienced in hazardous area (all classifications) and intrinsically safe wiring, particularly in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
The company, backed by 125+ years of collective plant operations expertise, serves a wide range of manufacturers in a variety of industries -- from large multi-nationals to small, more specialized companies -- and is a licensed electrical contractor in numerous states.
ACI’s customers include: GlaxoSmithKline, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials/Dow Chemical, Weyerhaeuser/International Paper, Kimberly-Clark, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, K-Tron, Welex Extruders, Siemens Power Generation, BHS Corrugated, Greif, Melitta Coffee, Arkema, Mannington Mills, Cogentrix Energy, Bemis/Perfecseal, Leng D'Or Snack Foods, and Inteva Products.
Plant floor engineers at ACI developed Factory Intelligence Network (FIN), a turnkey, real-time data collection/historian system that's been instrumental in helping manufacturing plants significantly decrease downtime, reduce waste, increase productivity and profitabilty, and cut costs (www.FactoryIntelligence.com).