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What Dairy Companies Need to Know About Automation and Controls

What Dairy Companies Need to Know About Automation and Controls

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Jun 25

Automation in the dairy industry is nothing new. Since the 1990s, automation has relieved farmers from the daily task of milking and contributed to increased efficiencies along the way. But today's automation capabilities are far greater than what you'd see decades ago. Automation technology can test for product abnormalities and detect issues related to an animal's health. From every angle, increasing profitability is all in a day's work for automation systems on dairy farms.

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Categories: Automation Technology
Industrial Automation and Programming Standards — What You Need to Know

Industrial Automation and Programming Standards — What You Need to Know

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Jun 19

Automation can bring plenty of value to a facility and make it more competitive in its market, but that’s only if it's done right. You don’t have to look too hard to find a story about a facility investing in a new automation program without seeing the returns they expected. Armed with the right information, facilities can mitigate this risk.  

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Here’s What a Custom Automation and Control Project Timeline Looks Like at KEI

Here’s What a Custom Automation and Control Project Timeline Looks Like at KEI

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Jun 17

When you consider partnering with custom automation companies to build out new automation and control technology for your facility, any company you choose is going to give you a different experience. We are proud of our process and know it forward and backward.

If you remember, it was Knobelsdorff’s organized approach to custom automation that first caught my eye. In a previous blog post, I provided an in-depth look at our automation process. In this post, I’m going to detail the timeline you can expect when you work with us.

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Meritorious Achievement Award

Meritorious Achievement Award

Posted by: Karl von Knobelsdorff on: Jun 12

"Every day in Minnesota, about 100 workers get injured or ill to the point that they can't go back to their job the next day," Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. "Congratulations to KEI for their hard work to make sure their employees are not part of this statistic."

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Categories: The KEI Difference
Knobelsdorff Electric expands to new industries, states

Knobelsdorff Electric expands to new industries, states

Posted by: Karl von Knobelsdorff on: Jun 6

This article originally was published by the Republican Eagle. It was written by Steve Gardiner on Apr 8, 2019 and appears below in its original entirety.

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Categories: The KEI Difference
We Invest in Industrial Automation Training So You Don't Have To

We Invest in Industrial Automation Training So You Don't Have To

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Jun 3

Are you overwhelmed just thinking about implementing a new automation and controls system for your facility? It’s exhausting. And the last thing you want as you transition to your new system is to encounter problems without knowing how to troubleshoot them. That’s where Knobelsdorff Electric, Inc. (KEI) comes in. We're here to invest in your industrial automation training, so you don’t have to.

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What a CAP - ISA Certification Means for Your Automation Process

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: May 29

In today’s world of automation and controls, having certifications helps industrial automation professionals stay up to date on industry trends and new methods — leading to more efficient work for your automation process. Below is a look at what an International Society of Automation (ISA) Certification is, and how it’ll benefit your professional career and help you meet your industrial automation needs.

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Categories: Automation Technology
How (and Why) to Switch Your Automation and Control System Integrator

How (and Why) to Switch Your Automation and Control System Integrator

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: May 23

Today, I’ll be covering two things: Why switching systems integrators can benefit your facility and how to go about making the switch. If you already know why switching to a new systems integrator will benefit your facility and are more interested in figuring out how to switch, feel free to skip this next part and check out the following section.

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What Food and Beverage Companies Need to Know About Automation Technology

What Food and Beverage Companies Need to Know About Automation Technology

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: May 20

Recently, food and beverage companies have been taking a closer look at industrial automation technology, and for good reason. As it turns out, there are a series of obstacles these companies face that can be helped, and even prevented, by introducing modern automation to their facilities.

Here’s a look at a few areas where automation can benefit food and beverage companies.

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Categories: Automation Technology
3 Types of Automation Emergencies and What Your Facility Can Do About Them

3 Types of Automation Emergencies and What Your Facility Can Do About Them

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: May 14

There are various automation emergencies that can negatively impact a facility’s workflow. Understanding these emergencies is the first step toward identifying potential issues, solving them, and ensuring all employees remain safe.

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