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Trident attends Rockwell summit

You can take all the YouTube videos and online tutorials you want, but nothing beats old-fashioned, hands-on experience. That’s why Trident Automation recently attended Rockwell Automation on the Move in Green Bay, Wisconsin and why Stacy Mancl, controls engineer, looked forward to the interactive sessions. “I found the labs were the most useful because they […]

Ethanol plant maintenance managers to learn safety limits

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Trident founder Jerry Wenzel will be presenting at the T.E.A.M. M3 Conference & Expo, August 1-3 at the Embassy Suites Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa. The Meeting is sponsored by Louis Dreyfus Commodities.  The duo will present a talk entitled “How not to go BOOM.” The presentation is about Trident’s Burner Management and Combustion Control […]

How Windows 98 and 20-year old technology kept one company in production

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(note: Due to confidentiality agreements, we cannot reveal the name of the customer in this case study.)   What happens when you depend on your legacy system for critical production and you don’t have the budget to replace it? You call Trident Automation. One of our customers was in that exact situation. Their operating system […]

Trident Automation to present at Siemens Automation Summit, June 26-29, 2017

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In a few weeks, the global ethanol industry will gather at the annual Siemens Automation in Boca Raton, FL. The annual Automation Summit is a user conference for manufacturing professionals who use Siemens automation technologies.   Trident Automation will be among Siemens Solution Partners sharing its experiences  with latest technical developments in DCS design and installation. As […]

Trident Automation: we’re #1 in ethanol

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With more than 5,000 ethanol projects under our belt, Trident is the top DCS designer and integrator for the ethanol industry. Before you believe everything you hear or read, consider the facts: We have served more than 50% of the ethanol market with innovative technology solutions designed to keep their plants running. We have 40 […]

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Direct factory relationships matter: Siemens Solution Partner

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All the bright ideas in the world don’t matter if you can’t get your hands on the technology. That’s why Trident Automation has developed and maintained deep relationships with the world’s top DCS manufacturers. We do this so our customers depend on fast turn around and access to the latest technology.   Trident Automation is […]

Ethanol experience matters

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Trident Automation serves more ethanol producers than any other systems integrator We started designing and installing operating systems for ethanol plants in 2003 and we have surpassed 5,000 individual projects done for ethanol producers. We serve about 50% of the ethanol market and provide control solutions specific to this industry. We are proud to have […]

Trident Automation announces business merger

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 Appleton, Wis., January 3, 2017–Trident Automation announces it has reached an agreement to merge with Trident Intech, LLC. Details of the merger were finalized  on December 31, 2016. Trident Intech is a software development company partially owned by Shane Seif and the founders of Trident Automation. Under the new agreement, Seif will be leading the […]

Support Agreements keep plants running

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And the survey says… We just competed a survey of customers who are covered by a Trident Support Agreement and responses indicate ongoing support has its advantages. According to feedback from our customers: 96% of our customers rank Trident service courtesy good or excellent 84% of our customers ranked Trident good or excellent to work […]

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Case Study: Total DCS migration in under 60 hours

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When you’re one of the largest ethanol plants in the United States, a system upgrade could present a serious production problem in terms of losing thousands of dollars a day in income. But Marquis Energy trusted Trident Automation to do just that—amazingly, in only 60 hours. Marquis Energy, located in Hennepin, Illinois, is the largest […]

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