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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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Get 24/7/365 Factory Automation Service with Knobelsdorff Electric

Get 24/7/365 Factory Automation Service with Knobelsdorff Electric

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Apr 9

Automation issues don’t always show up during regular business hours. Many of the facilities we work with run on all three shifts - sometimes weekends too. If they’re not partnered with a 24/7 service provider, what happens if an issue shows up at midnight?  When customers are experiencing factory automation issues, they can rely on us for round the clock service.  

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Video: Your Industrial Automation Technology Specialists

Video: Your Industrial Automation Technology Specialists

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Mar 28

Although our name, Knobelsdorff Electric, Inc. (KEI), emphasizes the electrical portion of our work, automation controls and system integration are key components of our company. And behind these core areas are the industrial automation technology specialists at KEI. The video below goes in-depth into our upbringing as a business, how we change with the needs of our customers, and what services our specialists offer :

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Video: Frequently Asked Questions at Knobelsdorff Electric

Video: Frequently Asked Questions at Knobelsdorff Electric

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Mar 22

Our team at Knobelsdorff Electric Inc. (KEI) often gets asked certain questions from our clients. These range from control equipment to automation. To assist you with your needs, we have created a video below outlining some of our most asked questions at Knobelsdorff Electric:

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5 Signs It's Time to Switch Your Control System Provider

5 Signs It's Time to Switch Your Control System Provider

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Mar 7

You already know the importance of automation, which is why you work with a control system provider. But when is the last time you honestly evaluated whether your current provider is the best one for you and your facility? All automation providers are not created equal. If the experience you receive is directly related to the provider you choose to work with, how do you know when it’s time to switch?

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Categories: Automation Technology
Video: Our Automation Process In-Depth

Video: Our Automation Process In-Depth

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Feb 25

As you saw in the video, we’ve developed a thorough control and automation process here at Knobelsdorff Electric (KEI).

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Categories: Automation Technology
What is Systems Engineering?

What is Systems Engineering?

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Dec 19

Whether you're in the pre-build phase of constructing a plant or considering updating your factory, it's important to take into account how you manage these steps. One important way to achieve this is with the help of systems engineering. But it's critical to understand what systems engineering involves before committing to any major changes or projects. In this blog post, you'll discover what systems engineering is and how it can help you increase production and efficiency in your plant. Here's what you need to know :

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Categories: Automation Technology
What it Means to be a Controls Engineer

What it Means to be a Controls Engineer

Posted by: Rich Kuechenmeister on: Nov 28

At our office in Eagan, MN, we have a team of Controls Engineers. These individuals work together on engineering larger control systems, taking pieces of the larger picture and building out their portion of the process before combining everything together at the end. These individuals also work independently of smaller systems, sometimes being the one person designing, programming, and implementing a new control system.

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