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PDA Supplies Brownfied Data Collection from High-Speed Bakery
A worldwide leader in individual packaged pies and baked goods required fast, accurate information about the performance of their high-speed lines.  Their warehouse accurately showed that millions of pies, crispy treats, and related baked goods were output from their plant’s lines annually but manufacturing on a growing scale requires deeper…

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PDA Is Named One of the Best Places to Work in PA
Central Penn Business Journal and Lehigh Valley Business Name Process & Data Automation (PDA) as one of the 2023, Best Places to Work in PA. The awards are held in partnership with Best Companies Group. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data…

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Project Management Upgrades for a Growing Systems Integrator
It has been said that “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” For Control Systems Integrators the role of the Project Manager is key in ensuring project success.  Their ability to blend diverse adjacent disciplines and stakeholders can change the outcome from a technical success to an unqualified…

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PDA on WICU12’s Giving You the Business
A heartfelt thanks to WICU12 and the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership for featuring us on "Giving You the Business". We may be a global company but being a part of the Erie business community is a very important part of who we are. PDA President Jeremy Anderson shared,…

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PDA Embraces Flexible Work Solutions for Professionals
The personal workspace is evolving. Driven by the post-Covid boom and fueled by technology that spun out of the pandemic, employers are becoming increasingly creative and flexible when developing workplace solutions for existing and new employees. In a July 2023 article, Bloomberg Business reports that companies with flexible work policies…

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PDA Welcomes a New Project Estimator
PDA is pleased to introduce James Clark as a member of our Sales team as a Project Estimator. James comes to PDA from nearly twenty years in electronics systems design and support with seven years in the US Navy followed by over a decade in private industry experience. His technical…

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PDA Delivers Pet Treat Batching Success
A major pet food products manufacturer recently engaged Process and Data Automation (PDA) to help them rapidly transform warehouse space into a self-contained pet treats manufacturing operation.  Their R&D department created a potentially game-changing individual treat product so the manufacturing branch would have to deliver a large-scale solution in very…

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Turnkey Solution for Expansion of Packaging Lines
When a premier global spirits company required expansion in the form of two new dual feed, high-speed packaging lines they turned, as providers frequently do, to Krones for a turnkey solution.  The solution required a high degree of integration both on the incoming equipment and to connect to the plant’s…

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2022 Review and 2023 Outlook
For PDA, 2022 was a year of celebrations. We celebrated many new faces joining the PDA team. We celebrated two highly successful trade shows with our international colleagues in Krones.digital. We celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary. As amazing as all of this was, 2023 will be even better! To achieve our vision…

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Can filling, seaming equipment supporting flexible operations, safe practices
In a recent Beverage Industry article, Barry Fenske, technical sales of the filling division at Krones Inc., Franklin, Wis., explains how SKU proliferation has made flexibility within filler equipment a critical component. “This allows for running several product types on the same filler,” he says. “There are machines that can run…

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