Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)

Madison, WI 53703


About Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)


22 N. Carroll St., Ste. 300
Madison, WI 53703

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CSIA is a global, not-for-profit, professional association for control system integration companies. Control System Integrators utilize industrial automation equipment and software in the implementation of their projects in a wide variety of industries. Our primary mission is to advance control system integration for the success of our members and their clients. We provide our member companies around the world with methods and opportunities to help them operate their companies as well as possible.

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Nicholas Imfeld, principal engineer, Avanceon

The Benefits of Bringing in a Partner for Assessment and Project Planning

Jan. 13, 2020
When it comes to operational improvements, tight time constraints can be a problem. A partner who can help get some long-forgotten initiatives off the ground may be the key to...
Aw 142887 Danielrileyweb

Start Small with Analytics to Build Momentum

Jan. 6, 2020
Figuring out which analytics platform works for you may, at first, seem daunting, developing a strategy and small-scale analytics pilots could what helps you finally make that...
International Solution Designer, Autoware
Plant Maintenance

How Can a System Integrator Support Environmental Sustainability?

Dec. 23, 2019
Sustainability is on the mind of many companies, but are they using one of their most valuable assets? A system integrator can possibly be the missing link to making your organization...
Nicholas Imfeld, principal engineer, Avanceon
Plant Maintenance

How Developing a Batching System’s Phases Is all About Balance

Dec. 9, 2019
There are a lot of parts to be aware of when developing a flexible batching system. However, if you want to ensure operational efficiency, developing well-balanced phases is the...
Rafael Amaral, Chief Technology Officer, Nukon

How Business Process Modeling can Prepare you for Digital Transformation

Dec. 2, 2019
Planning to move your organization into a more digital environment can often be complex, but it’s happening whether you like it or not. Business process modeling can help you ...
John Beach, project manager, RedViking

Implementing Modern Technology to Reduce Downtime Troubleshooting

Nov. 25, 2019
Introducing the newest technology to your facility may come with a steep learning curve, but the benefits are especially large when it comes to a reduction in downtime troubleshooting...
Matt Ruth, VP of Marketing and Sales, Avanceon

How An Umbrella System Integrator Helps Consolidate Tasks

Nov. 18, 2019
In any automation project, there are multiple tasks that need to be handled all at the same time. An Umbrella System Integrator can help an organization consolidate these issues...
Timothy S. Matheny, P.E., President, ECS Solutions

Manufacturing Digitalization That Works

Nov. 11, 2019
Though digitalization is a process that is often seen as great, the benefits are not the same for everyone. Asking how digitalization is going to benefit your organization may...
Jeff Miller, director of project management, Interstates

Agile in a System Integrator World

Nov. 4, 2019
From project development to general productivity, having an agile system in a systems integrator world is extremely beneficial. Jeff Miller lays out how your company can benefit...
Keerthi Duraikkannan, site manager

Decentralizing Tribal Knowledge in Your Team

Oct. 28, 2019
While it's great to have experts on your team, tribal knowledge can cause major problems to your workflow as teams get reorganized. These tips will help you manage and avoid tribal...

Articles & News

Rafael Zapata

How to Tune Self-Regulating Loops

Determining the variables needed for controller logic applications.
Alan Raveling Web

The Right Level of Security for Your Plant

Oct. 30, 2023
How the ISA/IEC 62443 Target Security Levels can be used to guide your efforts around small or large security concerns.
Keith Mandachit

AI and ChatGPT: A Cool Idea and a Cautionary Tale

Oct. 23, 2023
New artificial intelligence tools are proving they can aid industrial control applications in many ways, but they can’t replace human abilities.
Luigi De Bernardini
Digital Transformation

Aiming for a Golden Day in Manufacturing

Oct. 16, 2023
By leveraging artificial intelligence, the manufacturing industries are at the edge of a transformative era where optimal production becomes the norm rather than the exception...
Matt Ruth
Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation: What Manufacturers Should Expect from Integrators

Oct. 2, 2023
Early discussions between integrators and manufacturers that focus on too many preconceived approaches or preconfigured software can limit capabilities, lead to a lack of engagement...
Digital Transformation

A Single Entity View of the Entire Industrial Business

Sept. 25, 2023
System integrators can help manufacturers benefit from the connectivity that technologies like Inductive Automation’s Vision and Perspective deliver across the entire enterprise...
Sergey Koreshkov (1)

Why Unified Namespace is Key to Industry’s Digital Transformation

Unified Namespace provides a standardized approach to data sharing and interoperability between different systems and applications.
Ryan Ortega

Ensuring Safety in Industrial Control Panels

Why it’s important to understand UL standards and partner with a UL-certified panel builder to keep your operations and personnel safe.
Matt Ruth

MES: The Plant Floor Data Translator

Aug. 14, 2023
Manufacturing execution systems have long been recognized as middleware between plant floor control systems and enterprise systems. But they also serve as a middleman for data...
Rafael Zapata

Know Your Loop Before You Tune It

PID control algorithms do not exist in a vacuum. That’s why it’s important to consider numerous operational factors before tuning a control loop.

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Brandom Bohle Web

Cyber Attacks: What Should Manufacturers Do?

July 31, 2023
As you think about cybersecurity, determine how much downtime or monetary loss you can afford due to a cyber attack. Understanding what you’re willing to risk can help determine...
Digital Transformation

5 Steps to Start a Successful Digital Transformation

July 24, 2023
To mitigate digital transformation issues, focus on clear goal identification, strategic definition and execution of small iterative projects that deliver tangible value.
Tim Garnett

Consider the Complete Process

To design a truly effective automation system, integrators must first understand all the processes involved in an operator or technician’s work day.
Mike Howard
Digital Transformation

3 Ways to Reduce Automation Modernization Risks

When organizations continue to run mature or obsolete supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and programmable logic controllers (PLCs), there are several business...
Luigi De Bernardini

The Future of ChatGPT in Manufacturing

June 26, 2023
ChatGPT may not be a game-changer in terms of application to manufacturing execution systems yet. But it's continued development bears watching.
Keith Mandachit

The Opportunity Presented by Industrial Workforce Shortages

June 19, 2023
When advanced manufacturing projects are executed, existing employees gain new skills, take on higher value and more engaging work, and leave behind to automation the repeatable...
Rafael Amaral Web

How a Digital Workflow Fits within Manufacturing Processes

June 12, 2023
Connected frontline workers using workflow software provide an end-to-end event-based management process to reduce errors and maximize efficiency.
Ruti Baumstein

Getting the Greenfield OT Experience Right

Building a large greenfield (new) plant is a great opportunity for a manufacturer. However, it’s important to take the right approach to get buy in and not lose people over the...
Jeff Harpenau

PlantPAx Proves Key to Processor’s Automation Upgrade

Given the chemical processor’s complex system, integrator ECS Solutions used unmodified Rockwell Automation PlantPAx objects for the processor’s recent automation upgrade to allow...