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Ditch the black box and increase diagnostics!

Wherever fuel is burned – furnaces, ovens, kilns, dryers, boilers and other kinds of facilities – there is burner management system (BMS) in play. The basic nature of these systems with the use of explosive gases and extreme temperatures makes safety paramount. Historically the control systems running these processes have been “black box” solutions that are expensive and tough to troubleshoot. A recent revision to NFPA standards now allows the use of SIL3 capable off the shelf PLCs in place of […] Read More

2023 Ethanol Plant Manager’s Meeting

If you’re attending the 2023 Ethanol Plant Manager’s Meeting next week? If so, make plans to visit us! Manning our table will be Shane Seif our Director of Software Development. Also attending, Ryan Kuper our Process Control & Automation Specialist. They will be more than happy to discuss your plants needs. We hope to see you there!   Read More

Rockwell Automation Fair

Trident Automation is attending the Rockwell Automation fair November 16-17 in Chicago, Illinois! The Rockwell Automation Fair brings together industrial automation experts and leaders to guide through the latest breakthroughs, strategies, and proven best practices, and to work with our plants on how to enhance their operation and achieve results. Read More

Trident Automation Marks 20-year anniversary

Right now, ethanol plants are fermenting on schedule, manufacturing processes are running efficiently, and new technology is being switched on with the assistance of Trident Automation. This year, the controls automation firm celebrates 20 years in business designing process controls for manufacturing environments. “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 […] Read More

Siemens PCS 7 Training Course | December 5-9, 2022

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 December 5-9, 2022! Check out full information about the course below. PDF version here: PCS 7 Training Flyer December 2022.   Read More

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