Ethanol plant on cruise control with the assistance of Trident

Golden Grain Energy turns Iowa’s bountiful corn crop into ethanol energy and to do it, they use “cruise control” for their plant. Each year, the corn crop is converted to 120,000,000 gallons of ethanol in a state-of-the-art production facility. The staff of about 50 manages daily production thanks to an efficient and dependable DCS system with oversight by Trident Automation. Trident has been working with the plant since 2004 and Golden Grain CEO Chad Kuhlers credits Trident with facilitating the […] Read More

Control system built on trust

When your business is located near a remote bay of Lake Superior, you place a great deal of trust in your systems support team. For CertainTeed Products located in L’Anse, Upper Michigan, service and trust were key components to building a dependable automated system. John Madajewski, Project Engineer, traces his relationship with Trident Automation back to 1998—and he still has Don Jolly’s business card from that year before he started with Trident Automation. The CertainTeed plant in L’Anse produces ceiling […] Read More

Now Hiring: Software Developer II

Trident Automation, Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is growing rapidly. We are looking for a Software Developer II to expand our Software Development Division. We are looking for people with experience who believe in providing the best solutions for our valued customer base. Essential Function: The incumbent plays a key role as a member of the Trident Automation Software Team. Accountabilities include the design, installation, testing, maintenance, and implementation of Trident Automation’s proprietary software products. Responsibilities: • Ability […] Read More

Who’s in your Rolodex? Trident.

Years ago when you left a job the first thing you grabbed was your rolodex. For Dave Worzalla, the first thing he took was his vendors, and one was Trident. Currently he’s a process control engineer for International Paper in South Carolina but worked at another Wisconsin-based paper mill where he also worked with Trident. Trident fills a unique niche for Worzalla as one of the few companies that will maintain and service the legacy Siemens APACS+ system. That system […] Read More

Siemens PCS 7 Training Course

We talk about it all the time — training is an investment in your plants productivity.  This is why Trident Automation is happy to announce we are offering a Siemens PCS 7 course for August 8-12, 2022! Check out full information about the course below. PDF version here: PCS 7 Training Flyer August 2022. Read More

Maintaining the backbone of manufacturing with a legacy DCS

Breaking wood down into pulp used in the paper making process involves controlling and monitoring boilers, evaporators, lime kiln and screening systems. All is done with integrated control systems that are networked through machines, PCs, and human operators.  At Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Thilmany Mill in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, older systems are still the backbone of the plant and are in operation thanks to maintenance and attention from Trident Automation. As legacy systems mature in manufacturing environments, having access to replacement parts and experience […] Read More

2022 Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

Attention Ethanol Producers—if you’re attending the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, make plans to visit us! The FEW is the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the world—and will be held June 13-15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center at booth # 214. The FEW delivers presentations on a range of issues facing commercial-scale ethanol production –we’ll be there to talk about control systems and the most effective products from Trident Automation. Trident Automation specializes in control systems innovation for a range of […] Read More

Siemens APACS OS Training

          We talk about it all the time — training is an investment in your plants productivity.  This is why Trident Automation is happy to announce we are offering a Siemens APACS OS course for June 6-9, 2022! Check out full information about the course below. PDF version here: APACS OS Training Flyer June 2022.   Read More

20 years – Evolution of ownership

        As we enter our 20th year in business, we welcome two new additions to our ownership team. Yogesh Maheshwari is our Director of Engineering and Manufacturing and has been named a principal in Trident Automation.  As the leader of our engineering division, Yogesh believes the biggest challenge faced by our customers and team members is managing continual change to adapt to the future of business. He has worked in controls engineering for his entire career and […] Read More

Trident Automation marks 20-year anniversary

Right now, ethanol plants are fermenting on schedule, factory processes are running efficiently, and new technology is being switched on thanks to Trident Automation. This year, the controls automation firm celebrates 20 years in business designing process controls for manufacturing environment. “We like to think of ourselves as ‘in the pipes’ type of guys,” says Jason Hurst, CEO of Trident Automation. “Our job is to regulate and control anything that flows through a pipe or requires measurement in an automated […] Read More