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Project studies, technology trends, tips and tricks, and company announcements for your reading enjoyment.

Why Ignition Is Growing On Us

Since deciding to join the Ignition certified integrator program and investing in training, our engineers have really

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Profibus Debugging

A customer was having a problem with their Profibus communication. The Profibus nodes were dropping out occasionally. This caused

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Rockwell to Siemens HMI Conversion

Control conversions happen all of the time when new tooling is replaced in plants. Cost is always a factor

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Patti Project Process

If you’ve never worked with us or if it’s been a while, you might be wondering what to expect.  

Every

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Retrofitting a Siemens ET 200x with ET 200pro

Challenge
As part of a retool, a customer was looking to upgrade their Siemens ET 200x field devices.  This legacy

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Tips for Working with Legacy Technology On Site

Here’s the situation: you are on site, working on a project. You have encountered equipment that is nearly as

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Software Etiquette

When writing software, it’s important to write code that is organized and contains descriptive comments. This helps the code

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Strong Water and Wastewater System Backbone Affords Later Im...

When Patti Engineering embarks on a project, it is often done with the intention of leaving future pathways open.

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Hill Country Bakery Case Study

Challenge
Hill Country Bakery had a distribution center that housed both ingredients and products. The distribution center had multiple

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Minor Upgrades, Major Improvement

Blog post by Ryan Goad, Controls Engineer

A couple of years ago, we completed a major retrofit of a

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