Tag Archives: DCS Systems

Parts are parts? Except in an emergency!

It’s Murphy’s Law: when you least expect it, something will break. In a highly customized production environment, broken or missing parts cost time and money—and could jeopardize a customer relationship. Increasingly, we are working with customers to identify critical path components and build a spares list on the most needed items. “Looking at the issue […]

Trident Automation to attend the Team M3 Maintenance Manager Meeting

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The annual Team M3 Maintenance Manager Meeting hosted by Pinal Energy will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix Arizona from March 13-15. The meeting gives maintenance managers and engineers a chance to share issues facing the ethanol industry and to explore solutions from vendors.   Trident Automation has served over […]

Minimizing variability and maximizing production

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What if you could fine-tune your control system to minimize variability and maximize production? There are hundreds of process loops in an ethanol plant that can be a significant source of variability. Taking the time to identify variability and determining if control loops are a contributor is often complex and time consuming. Until now. Trident […]

Trident’s innovative e-store for previously used DCS hardware

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In order to better support customers, Trident Automation is providing a service—an online e-store featuring previously used hardware. The Trident e-store has been open as of Oct. 3, 2017 and provides hundreds of replacement parts for businesses currently running APACS, Foxboro and other control systems. Siemens announced it will discontinue support for the APACS system […]

Why upgrade?

The distributed control system (DCS) is the brain of any manufacturing plant, providing the intricate knowledge and responsiveness needed to keep production running smoothly. For many plants, the decision to upgrade a DCS is often made well beyond the life of the system, when operations are starting to fail or falling behind current technology. So […]

Advanced and Enhanced

Trident Automation has been featured in an article by Ethanol Producer Magazine. Check out the article, Advanced and Enhanced written by Susanne Retka Schill.

Trident’s Focus: Customer Confidence and Trust

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Trident Automation has been featured in an article by AutomationWorld Magazine. Learn how Trident found a solution for ways to limit downtime during a control system migration for our customers in the continuous process industries. Check out the article, Using Simulation to Reduce Commissioning Time and Increase Customer Confidence.

Meet us at the Siemens Summit

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Join Trident Automation at the annual Siemens Summit, June 25-18 at Marco Island, Florida.  Leaders from Trident will present case studies pulled from real-life experiences showing how the latest control system technology at work. Trident will host two of 50 user-led presentations—we are a Siemens Solution Partner and have designed and integrated Siemens products for […]

Trident Automation’s philosophy that keeps customers happy

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We’ve all been there: after a meeting with a vendor, you don’t remember a thing because you didn’t understand the layers of technology. If that ever happens here at Trident, we have failed. Our primary goal is to build a control system our customers understand—a system that is easy to maintain and grow with each […]

Advanced simulation allows DCS installation in under 36 hours

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In just a little longer than one full day, Trident Automation installed a new operating system for Commonwealth Agri-Energy. The unprecedented speed was due to advanced planning and help from a simulation program. The firm wanted to increase ethanol production, which meant replacing its APACS system with Siemens PCS 7. The upgrade would allow Commonwealth […]

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