December 2008

Enterprise Automation adds Doug Coffield to engineering team as Senior Project Engineer

Enterprise Automation is pleased to welcome Doug Coffield to the engineering team. Doug has twenty-one years of automation experience for a wide variety of industries including automotive, food & beverage, medical, pulp and paper and water/wastewater. Doug has programmed a variety of PLC platforms including GE Fanuc, Giddings & Lewis, Modicon, Allen-Bradley, and Cutler-Hammer. He also has HMI programming experience utilizing Wonderware InTouch and Iconics.

November 2008

Biodot awards Enterprise Automation with a contract to their Reel to Reel Plotting System

Enterprise Automation has been engaged by BioDot to develop a new control system and HMI for their Reel to Reel Plotting System. The new system will utilize Phoenix Contact control hardware and CitectSCADA software. The Phoenix Contact PLC will utilize PCWORX, a IEC-61131-based automation software running on a stand-alone Remote Field Controller (RFC/ILC) boards. CitectSCADA is a fully integrated Human Machine Interface (HMI) / SCADA solution that enables customers to increase return on assets by delivering a highly scalable, reliable control and monitoring system with a primary function of collecting information (data) and providing an interface to control specific equipment. BioDot is a supplier of system tools for the research, development and commercialization of chemical and biological diagnostic tests.

October 2008

Enterprise Automation to integrate Rotork/Pakscan valves into Fresno Water control system

Enterprise Automation has been contracted by the City of Fresno Water Division to provide intregation of Rotork/Pakscan valves into their existing Surface Water Treatment Facility (SWTF) control system. The scope for Enterprise Automation includes; modifying existing Concept based Modicon (both Quantum and Momentum) PLC controls & FactoryLink supervisory system, configuring a Pakscan valve network system, installation, and startup. The City of Fresno Water Division delivers drinking water to about 122,000 urban residential, commercial, and industrial customers in over 110 square miles of the City, and many County Islands, within the City’s Sphere of Influence.

Enterprise Automation/Malcolm-Racing claims first victory of season

The Enterprise Automation/Malcolm-Racing Nissan finishes 1st in class on Saturday at the NASA Southern California Regional event at Buttonwillow Raceway in Buttonwillow, CA. Unfortunately, the team failed to finish the event due to a mechanical failure and was unable to compete in Sunday's race. A report of the event can be found at Malcolm-Racing. The next event is scheduled for November 8th and 9th at Buttonwillow raceway in Buttonwillow, CA.

September 2008

Enterprise Automation to furnish IDI DuPont with Controls on a Chlorine Dioxide Generator

IDI DuPont has entrusted Enterprise Automation to automate their latest generation MGFP Chlorine Dioxide Generator. Project scope includes preparing functional control specifications, control software development, fabrication and assembly of I/O panels and factory acceptance tests at IDI DuPont's facility in Rhode Island. Enterprise Automation will also oversee installation and on-site testing at the end user's facility. International Dioxide, Inc. (IDI) is an affiliate of DuPont. DuPont has been an innovative solution provider in chlorine dioxide technologies and applications for over 60 years. DuPont is the industry leader in chlorine dioxide generator fabrication where high production rates and high purity are critical. More information on IDI DuPont MGFP Chlorine Dioxide Generator can be found here.

Dave Lewis joins Enterprise Automation engineering team

Enterprise Automation is pleased to welcome Dave Lewis to the engineering team. Dave has fifteen years of automation experience in the plastics industry for a wide variety of projects including Automotive, food & beverage, and computer chip manufacturers. Dave has programmed a variety of PLC platforms including Siemens, Modicon, Allen-Bradley, and Barber Coleman. He also has HMI programming experience utilizing Wonderware InTouch.

August 2008

Enterprise Automation to automate 5.5 ton liquid O2 and N2 production plants for PCI

Following the successful completion of three 2 ton liquid O2 and N2 production plants, Pacific Consolidated Industries (PCI) has commenced another project with Enterprise Automation, this time to provide automation controls for a 5.5 ton per day liquid O2 and N2 production plant. This control system will utilize Automation Direct PLCs as well as CitectSCADA for the operator interface, data collection, and trending, and will include a CitectSCADA based laptop for remote monitoring.

July 2008

New chemical treatment systems for Sweetwater Authority

Enterprise Automation continues its successful relationship with Sweetwater Authority with the provision of new controls for the chemical treatment systems at the Robert A Perdue Water Treatment Plant. When completed, the Authority will have replaced most chemical storage tanks, all chemical feed systems, all related PLC panels, and all related PLC controls. The scope for Enterprise Automation includes; new PLC standards for the Unity based Modicon Quantum PLC controls, CitectSCADA supervisory system, design and supply of PLC panels, installation and startup, and training for operations and maintenance staff. Sweetwater Authority owns and operates Loveland Reservoir, Sweetwater Reservoir, a brackish groundwater desalination facility and deep freshwater wells. Water obtained in each of these areas is influenced by the 230-square-mile Sweetwater River Watershed, a land stretching from the Cleveland National Forest to San Diego Bay.

May 2008

Enterprise Automation at 2008 CSIA Executive Conference

With more than 300 attendees , the 2008 CSIA Executive Conference in Savannah, GA set a record for attendance. Included in the number was Enterprise Automation's Scott Pickford and Josh Riley. The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is an organization dedicated to the standardization and development of the controls system integrators industry. The annual conference is an excellent opportunity for Enterprise Automation to network with industry peers and to improve best business and project management practices. The next CSIA Executive Conference will be in Naples, FL, April 30 - May 2, 2009. For more information see the News & Events page on CSIA's website.

April 2008

CAC, Inc awards Enterprise Automation with controls upgrade project

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to upgrade the controls on CAC Line 3. The line will be retrofitted with the latest version of Phoenix Contact’s Think and Do, and a CitectSCADA operator interface will be added. Many of the obsolete electrical control components will also be replaced. CAC, Inc. is a manufacturer of CAC® (Copper Aluminum Copper), a licensed and patented product.

March 2008

Enterprise Automation/Malcolm-Racing claimed two 3rd place finishes

The Enterprise Automation/Malcolm-Racing Nissan finishes 3rd in class on Friday and Saturday during the season debut at the NASA Southern California Regional event at California Speedway in Fontana, CA. A report of the event can be found at Malcolm-Racing.

The next event is scheduled for April 26th and 27th at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, CA.

Enterprise Automation to Sponsor Malcolm Racing in 2008

Enterprise Automation announced today that it has partnered with Derrick Malcolm, the 2006 NASA Southern California Region Rookie of the Year and 2007 NASA Southern California Regional Performance Touring, for 2008 race season in the company's first major racing sponsorship program.

The sponsorship agreement was inked with Malcolm Racing - owned by Derrick Malcolm - and calls for Derrick Malcolm to continue driving duties. The agreement includes 8 races in NASA's popular Performance Touring Series. The Enterprise Automation/Malcolm-Racing #92 - 1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R will have a paint scheme prominently featuring Enterprise Automation.

Further information about Malcolm Racing can be found on Malcolm-Racing.

PCI awards Enterprise Automation with contract to automate 5 mobile nitrogen production plants

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to provide Pacific Consolidated Industries (PCI) with controls and automation for 5 self-contained mobile nitrogen production plants. The project will be developed using Automation Direct PLCs and CitectSCADA for the operator interface. The system will integrate controls for the diesel generator, air compressor and the nitrogen production plant. PCI is the leading manufacturer of integrated mobile and portable nitrogen generation equipment for the oil & gas industry.

February 2008

Trigen awards Enterprise Automation with chiller monitoring project

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to provide monitoring of a York chiller at Trigen’s Century City facilities. The York chiller will be installed by Johnson Controls, and Enterprise Automation will provide monitoring of chiller information using Wonderware InTouch and InSQL via a Backnet interface. Trigen provides economical and environmentally responsible energy solutions to over 1,200 customers including hospitals, colleges and universities, municipalities, prestigious office towers, renowned hotels, sports arenas, convention centers and residential complexes.

PCI awards Enterprise Automation with contract to automate 3 liquid O2 and N2 production plants

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to provide Pacific Consolidated Industries (PCI) with controls and automation for 3 liquid oxygen and nitrogen production plants, each capable of producing 2 tons of product per day. The project will be developed using Automation Direct PLCs and CitectSCADA for the operator interface. PCI is the leading manufacturer of integrated mobile and portable nitrogen generation equipment for the oil & gas industry.

January 2008

Sweetwater Authority awards Enterprise Automation with Reporting System pilot project

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to develop a pilot system for the Authority’s next generation reporting system. The pilot project has been established to trial the performance and applicability of Citect Inc.’s Ampla software, a highly scalable MES solution that drives the effective planning, operation and improvement of production operations. Sweetwater Authority provides safe, reliable water service to approximately 180,000 people in National City, Bonita and the Western and central portions of Chula Vista, California.

Hampton Products awards Enterprise Automation with conveyor controls project

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to upgrade the conveyor controls at Hampton Products Foothill Ranch distribution center. Enterprise Automation will be working directly with FlowStor, a specialist in materials handling solutions, to provide a full service offering to Hampton Products, encompassing controls, electrical and mechanical design and installation. The project will be developed using Phoenix Contact’s Think and Do, and Automation Direct Ethernet based Terminator I/O. The conveyor control system will interface with a SQL based warehouse management system. Hampton Products is a leader in the hardware and lighting industry providing a wide range of residential hardware, lighting and travel security products.

December 2007

Tom Fourdyce joins Enterprise Automation

Enterprise Automation welcomes Tom Fourdyce to the engineering team. Tom has nine years of automation experience in various industries including automobile assembly, food & beverage, and pulp & paper. Tom has also programmed on a variety of PLC platforms including Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Modicon, and GE Fanuc.

October 2007

Enterprise Automation completes first phase of controls upgrade for J.R. Simplot Company

Enterprise Automation has successfully completed the installation of an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC utilizing Flex I/O at J.R. Simplot Company’s Helm fertilizer production facility. The ControlLogix PLC interfaces to a duel redundant CitectSCADA system and also to the existing distributed controllers. As production permits, Enterprise Automation will migrate all existing controls to the new ControlLogix PLC system. The J.R. Simplot Company’s Helm fertilizer production facility is a major supplier of Ammonium Nitrate to the agricultural sector.

September 2007

New premises for Enterprise Automation

Enterprise Automation has relocated to new offices within the existing industrial park, doubling the available office space. The move was necessary to accommodate the steady growth experienced over the past 5 years. The new address is 3002 Dow Avenue, Unit 314, Tustin, CA 92780. Phone numbers have not changed.

August 2007

Chris Schleich joins Enterprise Automation engineering team

Enterprise Automation welcomes Chris Schleich to the engineering team. Chris has four years of automation experience in various industries including water, irrigation, and turbo machinery. Chris has also programmed on a variety of platforms including Allen-Bradley, Wonderware, CMS SCADAPack, ClearSCADA, and Iconics Genisis32.

Sweetwater Authority awards Enterprise Automation with distribution upgrade project

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to program and integrate new operator display stations at 4 water distribution sites. Sweetwater Authority provides safe, reliable water service to approximately 180,000 people in National City, Bonita and the Western and central portions of Chula Vista, California.

July 2007

CAC, Inc awards Enterprise Automation with controls upgrade project

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to upgrade the controls on CAC Line 2.  The project will be upgraded to the latest version of Phoenix Contact's Think and Do, and a CitectSCADA operator interface will be added.  CAC, Inc. is a manufacturer of CAC® (Copper Aluminum Copper), a licensed patented product.

June 2007

Citect Inc. awards Enterprise Automation with prestigious Platinum Integrator status

Enterprise Automation has accepted Citect Inc.’s offer to be named a Citect Platinum Integrator. Enterprise Automation is the only Platinum Partner in California, and one of only a handful in the United States. This level of accreditation is by invitation only, and has been awarded as a result of Enterprise Automation’s demonstrated experience and success with CitectSCADA implementations.

As a Citect Platinum Integrator, Enterprise Automation will gain access to exclusive technical and business support. Citect Inc. is the developer of the CitectSCADA and Ampla software systems.

May 2007

Enterprise Automation at CSIA conference

Scott Pickford and Josh Riley attended the annual CSIA conference, this year in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is an organization dedicated to the standardization and development of the controls system integrators industry. The annual conference is an excellent opportunity for Enterprise Automation to network with industry peers and to improve best business and project management practices.

Avid Bioservices awards Enterprise Automation with SCADA process control project

Enterprise Automation has contracted to provide Avid Bioservices with documentation, implementation, and testing services in support for the FDA validation of a new SCADA process control system for bioreactor and environmental monitoring. The project utilizes a combination of Allen-Bradley PLCs communicating with Wonderware InTouch and InSQL. Avid Bioservices provides highly specialized cell culture, process development and cGMP manufacturing services for the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries.

Feb 2007

IRWD awards Enterprise Automation with Construction Services contract

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to provide Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) with design services for the Dynac SCADA replacement project. This project involves the replacement of the obsolete Dynac SCADA system with a Wonderware Industrial Application Server based system. IRWD provides water, sewer, and recycled water services to approximately 330,000 people the city of Irvine and portions of Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange and unincorporated Orange County.

PCI awards Enterprise Automation with contract to automate 4 liquid O2 and N2 production plants

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to provide Pacific Consolidated Industries (PCI) with controls and automation for 4 liquid oxygen & nitrogen production plants, each capable of producing 1.5 tons of product per day. The project will be developed using Automation Direct PLCs and CitectSCADA for the operator interface. PCI is the leading manufacturer of integrated mobile and portable nitrogen generation equipment for the oil & gas industry.

Jan 2007

Telair International awards Enterprise Automation with test stand development

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to develop an automated test stand for testing of linear actuators manufactured by Telair International. Telair International is the one-stop shop for the design, manufacture and support of complete on-board baggage and cargo handling systems for both wide- and narrow-body aircraft. Telair International is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for both Airbus and Boeing, in addition to supporting more than 50 carriers worldwide.

November 2006

Employee buyout of Enterprise Automation, Inc.

Scott Pickford and Josh Riley completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Enterprise Automation, Inc. from Dave Panish on November 20th 2006. The new company will be doing business as Enterprise Automation. The transition of ownership was smooth, with all members of the talented engineering team continuing with the new business, and with no changes in address or contact details. Both Scott Pickford and Josh Riley will continue to be heavily involved with project work. The team wishes Dave Panish much success with his next venture in the solar energy field. Dave Panish founded the company in 1997 and over the past 9 years has grown the company into a highly respected and competent control systems integrator.

October 2006

Sweetwater Authority awards Enterprise Automation with SCADA upgrade project

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to perform a major upgrade of the Authority’s SCADA system and infrastructure. This project involves upgrades to the server and client hardware, operating systems, SCADA software, and renovation of all SCADA screens to incorporate new advanced tools for plant operators. Sweetwater Authority provides safe, reliable water service to approximately 180,000 people in National City, Bonita and the Western and central portions of Chula Vista, California.

September 2006

Innovative Nitrogen Systems, LLC awards Enterprise Automation with contract to automate N2 production plant

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to provide Innovative Nitrogen Systems (IN2S) with controls and automation for a mobile gaseous nitrogen production plant. The project will be developed using Automation Direct PLCs and CitectSCADA for the operator interface. IN2S provides onsite nitrogen generations facilities for the oil & gas and military industries.

Van Drunen Farms awards Enterprise Automation with reporting project

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to provide Van Drunen Farms with a CitectSCADA based reporting system. Production management reports will provide freeze dryer production data, and will be provided to staff via a web based interface. Van Drunen Farms supplies an extensive line of conventional and organic dehydrated, whole-food fruits, vegetables, herbs and other natural, functional food ingredients, and IQF herbs and roasted vegetables, for use in a variety of applications spanning the processed food industry.

August 2006

Sweetwater Authority awards Enterprise Automation with Plant Water PLC replacement project

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to replace obsolete PLCs with a new generation Modicon 65000 series Quantum processor and Ethernet based Advantys I/O, programmed using Unity Pro software. Sweetwater Authority provides safe, reliable water service to approximately 180,000 people in National City, Bonita and the Western and central portions of Chula Vista, California.

July 2006

Sweetwater Authority awards Enterprise Automation with URDS PLC replacement project

Enterprise Automation has been contracted to replace obsolete Modicon 984 compact PLCs at 4 of the Authority’s Urban Runoff Diversion System (URDS) sites with Modicon Premium PLCs, programmed using Unity Pro software. Sweetwater Authority provides safe, reliable water service to approximately 180,000 people in National City, Bonita and the Western and central portions of Chula Vista, California.

City of LA, Bureau of Sanitation selects Enterprise Automation to perform remediation at AWTF

Enterprise Automation has been selected to perform urgent remediation and upgrade services at the City of Los Angeles’ Advanced Water Treatment Facility (AWTF) located at Terminal Island.