Partnering with the world’s leading manufacturers to streamline and optimize production.
More than just PLCs and HMIs, our engineers work directly with you to develop solutions that solve your challenges, enhance efficiency and quality, and increase productivity with affirmative results and undisputed ROI.
From manufacturing to warehousing and distribution, the number of industrial automation and robotic systems available to streamline operations has grown at a rapid pace to today’s industry 4.0 environment. In the global race to gain a competitive edge, proper integration of the various control and communication systems from end-to-end of the plant floor and ideally to the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is key to reaping the best ROI on the assets and technology you have invested in. It is also key to laying the groundwork an/or advancing your digitalization strategy.
Patti Engineering helps clients with system integration to optimize production at all stages of automation and digitalization adoption. Some of the leading global manufacturers we work with are highly automated and well on their way to leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with the integration of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) for cloud and edge computing. Others are focused on increasing throughput and production efficiency by migrating legacy control systems and identifying automation opportunities for improvement.
Patti Engineering specializes in custom automation. Our engineers are experts in legacy control system upgrades, turnkey solutions, CNC programming and integration, controls hardware design, and more. As a seven time CSIA Certified integrator, we deliver creative, high-quality solutions using cost-effective, safe technology that fits our client’s needs. Many solutions are unique to that client, and in addition to our partnerships, we work with a wide range of equipment and software brands. Industry norms do not confine us. We take our domain expertise across various industries and apply them to find the best solution for every client.
Sometimes, our clients know there is an issue with their system but need help finding a solution. This is why we offer detailed engineering studies where the end goal is to help you know your system and find a solution that works.
“When I think of Patti Engineering, I think of great domain expertise, great knowledge. We really appreciate having them as a complementary partner.”
– Raj Batra, President, Siemens USA, Digital Factory
With over 30 years of experience, Patti Engineering thrives on project execution. The keys to our success stem from our extensive project management plans.
Transparency and communication are vital to a project’s success, so we start each project with a client kick-off meeting. The priorities, roles, and objectives are defined up front to align everyone on the same page. We gather all of the relevant materials from our clients, including current program archives, electrical and mechanical prints, and CAD models. For larger projects, we take the notes from meeting and develop a functional specification that everyone reviews and signs.
This communication continues throughout the project as we understand the importance of frequent updates. We meet with our clients regularly throughout the project’s duration to ensure that deadlines and expectations are understood and met across the board.
We go to great lengths to minimize downtime our clients experience when installing new hardware or software, and complete as much debugging and commissioning as possible at our site before installation.
We can meet tight installation deadlines because we utilize tools like factory acceptance test (FATs), virtual commissioning, and other digitalization measures. These steps help us to mimic the real-world, physical installation and evaluate the hardware and software upfront for any issues.
Our projects normally continue after onsite commissioning. We know the importance of transferring knowledge and understand that there is often a learning curve with new equipment. We offer production support to bridge the gap, train staff, and meet production goals.
The longevity of knowledge is just as important to us as it is to our clients. We update existing prints and drawings and will provide our clients with owner’s manuals and documented procedures.
After a project has been completed and the client has signed off on all work, we hold an internal close-out meeting, where we analyze the project as a whole, share key takeaways with the entire team, and review the project completion surveys from our clients. Patti Engineering learns from every project in order to move forward with confidence and produce solutions that advance the industry.
Our clients are unique and the equipment that they work with is no different.