Rockwell Automation Awards Process and Data Automation’s Digitalization Group

Process and Data Automation’s Digitalization Group (DSG) has achieved the status of Recognized Systems Integrator in the Information Discipline for Rockwell Automation.

Inclusion in this select group of systems integrators comes with the completion of factory training, demonstrated competency on FactoryTalk Information software products, and successful ratings on customer satisfaction audits on projects comprised primarily of FactoryTalk Information software products.

“Rockwell’s portfolio of FactoryTalk Information products fits well with the mission of our Data Services Group: to effectively marry business side data with factory floor information,” says Joseph Snyder, President of Process and Data Automation. “The extents of products they offer fit a wide variety of applications and provide excellent quality for our clients” Snyder continues.

“We have worked extensively with the FactoryTalk (FT) Trans-action Manager, Historian, and PlantMetrics products for a long time,” says Jim Barish, Process and Data Automation’s Vice President of Client Relations. “Being recognized as only the 28th Information Systems Integrator in the US is truly an honor and a testament to the quality of the solutions our companies can deliver in combined efforts”.

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Process And Data Automation Has Been Purchased By KRONES, INC.

Dear Valued Customers,

We are pleased to announce the sale of Process and Data Automation, Inc to Krones, Inc. As
of February 14, 2017, Process and Data Automation, will officially conduct business as Process
and Data Automation, LLC, a Member of the Krones Group. Our headquarters will remain in
Erie at our existing location with a satellite office in Jamestown, NY. All contact information will
remain the same.

Krones is a leading manufacturer of filling and packaging technology and Process and Data
Automation’s expertise will enhance its controls and integrated data handling capabilities in the
North American marketplace.

Joe Snyder and Mike Benedict will continue in their respective roles as President and Vice
President and will remain actively engaged in the management and operations of the business.
Joe and Mike will continue to grow our experienced and dedicated staff of Engineers, Data
Service Specialists, Technicians, and Interns.

We are committed to continuing the personal working relationship we have with you and provide
your company with the same exceptional service. Whether or not your business falls within the
core Krones marketspace your existing working relationship with Process and Data Automation
will remain intact. The change brings with it greater access for you as the client to an even
greater pool of expertise with no changes to your existing arrangements with us. The strength
of our existing client base along with the diversity of industries and technologies therein is what
makes our business valuable to Krones. In order to preserve that value, we must preserve the
base and diversity that we’ve always enjoyed.

Please contact Joe Snyder or Mike Benedict with any questions regarding the joining of Process
and Data Automation with Krones, Inc.

We are excited about our new venture and look forward to continuing to serve you our valued

Best Regards,

Joseph W. Snyder      Michael J. Benedict
President                     Vice President

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PDA is Now Ignition 7.9 CORE Certified

Process and Data Automation is proud to announce we have recently been Ignition 7.9 CORE Certified. Ignition by Inductive Automation is the industry’s only server-centric industrial automation software platform with unlimited licensing, built for connecting industrial devices, databases, and business data together in one central location. Now, with the new Ignition version 7.9, they’ve made it easier than ever to get, see, maintain, and manage Ignition systems across our entire enterprise.

The Ignition Core Certification test covers the basics of Ignition: architecture, real-time status and control, historical data logging, UDTs and templates, and alarming. It is designed to test your understanding and knowledge of Ignition.

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PDA Shares Their Perspective on Leveraging Capstone Design Projects to Enhance Their Business

Process and Data Automation (PDA) President, Joe Snyder, and Electrical Design Manager, James Carrucci, have contributed as authors in the June issue of American Journal of Engineering Education. The article’s focus is Capstone Projects and how to best get industrial companies like PDA to support them.

Below is the abstract from the Journal:


Capstone design projects have become commonplace among engineering and engineering technology programs.  These projects are valuable tools when assessing students, as they require students to work in teams, communicate effectively, and demonstrate technical competency.  The use of industrial sponsors enhances these projects by giving these projects more of a “real world” feel.  Most of the research into capstone design projects focus on student learning as well as the overall design process.  However, very little research has been performed from the perspective of the industrial sponsor.  In this paper, an industrial sponsor who has sponsored several large-scale capstone design projects presents their perspective on working with students on these projects.  These projects serve as training systems for their existing employees and clients and offer the sponsor the opportunity to evaluate the students as prospective future employees.

Click HERE to read the full article in the American Journal of Engineering Education.


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