What is a control system integrator?

Control system integrators design and implement sophisticated control systems for manufacturing, process and other industrial facilities. Using their knowledge of engineering, information technology, and business, control system integrators integrate plant equipment and to automate manufacturing and processes from the plant -floor to the enterprise level. Automation helps manufacturers and processors reduce cost, increase production, use less energy and lower environmental impact.

What does a control system integrator do?

Control System Integrators design, program, test, commission and service electrical and electronic systems in industrial applications. They integrate hardware, software and equipment from multiple suppliers into fully functional systems for optimum plant control, automation and information. Their scope of supply includes all requirements from the plant-floor to the enterprise level.

What industries do control system integrators serve?

CSIA members provide a range of services in dozens of industries, assisting their clients with automating the design, manufacturing and testing of products, such as in food and beverage, oil and gas, automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, wastewater, aerospace and defense, to name a few.

What kinds of companies hire control system integrators?

Companies hire control system integrators to take advantage of the latest automation technology without the need to invest their own time, especially if they don't have adequate resources or past experience to do the job well. Using our integrators allows industrial clients the benefit of gaining new hardware and software in their operations along with the specialized engineering skills a control system integrator brings to a project.

Why should I consider hiring a control system integrator?

Control system integrators' business is system integration. It is not a side job for them. They are committed to knowing the latest in technology trends and therefore offer the best solutions for your automation challenges. You can choose the level of involvement that suits your needs, from short-term project consultants, project management of your staff, start-to-finish turnkey system responsibilities, or training and support after commissioning.

What are the benefits of using a control system integrator?

Control system integrators can complete a project that some companies may put off because of time or a staff's lack of expertise. Control system integrators offer much more than refined technical skills. They are engineers and skilled technicians who bring a depth of knowledge as problem solvers. They are able to look at control systems from a variety of perspectives based on hundreds of past successes. Control system integrators have the experience to make the right call.

How can I find a control system integrator?

CSIA’s Industrial Automation Exchange is the world’s best resource to find an integrator, find a product and find answers to your industrial automation and information needs. Tailor a search to your industry, application and product needs.

Why should I choose a CSIA Certified member?

To become members of CSIA, a control system integration firm must demonstrate experience and commitment to the field. Members who earn CSIA Certification have passed an independent audit of 79 criteria covering all aspects of business performance, including general management, financial management, project management, quality management, supporting systems, human resources and more. To maintain their certification, members must be re-audited every three years.