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Siemens PCS 7 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 PCS 7 course for June 21-25, 2021! Check out full information about the course here: PCS 7 Training Flyer June 2021       Read More

Product Spotlight: TermPAC

One panel that plugs into your existing or new DCS and instantly brings you efficiency. Hard to believe? Not from the innovators at Trident. Our newest hardware technology is called TermPAC© and is designed to make system installations and expansions easy, more efficient, and cost-effective. With one termination board, our system integrators can upgrade your DCS without needing to rewire. Our TermPAC© integrates with every major DCS on the market today! This innovative technology board consolidates electronics, I/O terminals, or pre-built plug […] Read More

Customer’s emergency Google search leads to Trident

What happens when an internet search actually brings a new customer to your door? What happens if that new customer is in an emergency? If you’re Trident Automation, you act fast and get results. Imperia Foods is a cheese manufacturer in Montfort, Wisconsin and a critical piece of equipment broke. The plant was running on a Siemens system, but when they were cleaning equipment one of their main mixers HMI broke that was used to make non-dairy cheese.  They needed […] Read More

Better control makes a difference

When your plant produces 65-million gallons of ethanol annually, even a slight improvement in the production process can mean a large profit. For United Wisconsin Grain Producers in Friesland, Wisconsin the bottom line depended on very minute details. “Given the scale of our plant, even a miniscule improvement multiplied over the daily volumes can add up to a huge increase in revenues”, said Tim Politano, Quality Assurance Manager. The issue was temperature control and Politano knew they had to achieve […] Read More

Cyber Security Hardening

You probably do it every day—plug a dying cellphone into your computer for a quick charge. But that simple connection has the potential to infect your laptop or your company’s network with malware or destructive viruses. There could be multiple inroads into your system that are unlocked and waiting for cyber crooks to step in, and that’s where cyber security system hardening from Trident comes into play. System hardening (or cyber security hardening) is a process to uncover and secure […] Read More

Maintaining your legacy system

The term that can strike fear into the hearts of any business is “system upgrade.” Visions of production downtime, learning curves for new software, and integration with existing systems all have the potential to cripple production. Let’s say you make the decision to skip these minefields and stick with a legacy system—exactly where can you find the help you need when the factory stops support? When control systems move to legacy status, manufacturers stop active production and increase the price […] Read More

What’s the buzz? DeltaV!

A benefit of using a process control professional is to stay in the loop on developing trends within the industry. One such trend is the DeltaV platform from Emerson, which is getting a lot of buzz among our customers recently. “With intuitive navigation, an easy to use programming workspace, versatile hardware, and a fully vetted suite of process control software; DeltaV is a well-rounded, user friendly platform,” said Alex Schuh, a controls engineer for Trident Automation. A major advantage of […] Read More

Case Study: Big data built into control system

The Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company is charged with maintaining uniform water flow through the Wisconsin River Reservoir System for commerce and for environmental reasons. The organization hired Trident to design and implement a system that would meet their operational needs. There are 25 dams on the river, most owned by different power companies, and none had the same equipment. In addition to technology, state and federal regulatory agencies were involved in the project. Trident integrated 50 years of previous data […] Read More

Case Study: Giant ore boats get wireless controls

Key Lakes Shipping operates gigantic ore boats on the Great Lakes. The largest of these is 1,000 feet and regularly carried thousands of pounds of iron ore and other materials. Trident was asked to automate the ballast system so crew members could adjust ballast remotely from tablet PCs rather than walking up and down seven flights of stairs from hold to the pilot house. First, engineers had to automate a manual system for the barge, then enhanced it with wireless […] Read More

Case Study: Paper machine up and running in three weeks

Georgia Pacific needed a new control system on one of their most important paper machines that was damaged and out of production, but had pending orders. Damage was too extensive for repairs and the system had to be replaced. Normally a tight replacement schedule would have taken several weeks or months, but all three of Trident’s principal owners worked around the clock to design, engineer, configure and install a new, customized control system in only three weeks. Trident was on […] Read More