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Open platform system saves ethanol plant millions

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Golden Grain Energy in Mason City, Iowa, was looking for a way to reduce maintenance costs for their operating systems. Golden grain produces 125M gallons /year of distiller’s grains and non-food grade corn oil. The plant was running an Advanced Process Control (APC) “black box” which had worked well until modifications were needed. Although system […]

Chemical plant uses first Siemens SPHA install in the nation

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MilliporeSigma produces chemicals used in the life sciences and semiconductor industries and tasked Trident Automation with finding a solution to upgrading its control systems. The company previously relied on APACS using Windows 95 running the MycroAdvantage HMI. To implement a more modern DCS, they wanted a solution that was scalable, flexible, intuitive, required minimal downtime […]

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 […]

BEYOND THE FIREWALL: Industrial Hardening- A subset of Cybersecurity

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The convenience of real-time production data at your fingertips is a reality of today’s manufacturing. But the flip side of instant access anywhere, is your most valued systems could be open to malware and hackers. Today, Trident Automation is focusing on service beyond the firewall–systems and add-ons that are designed to protect your plant yet […]

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 […]

Trident to attend Ethanol Plant Managers Meeting

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The industry’s annual Plant Managers Meeting hosted by Homeland Energy Solutions will be held at the Isle Casino Hotel in Iowa from January 28-31. The meeting gives plant managers and engineers a chance to share issues facing the ethanol industry and to explore solutions from vendors. Key on this year’s agenda is a session in […]

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.

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 […]

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