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CSIA Interview with PDA President, Joe Snyder

Recently, CSIA interviewed PDA President Joe Snyder about numerous topics concerning the future of the industry. In the candid interview, Joe spoke about what lead him to a career in the control system integration industry as well as why PDA became a member of CSIA amongst many topics.


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.


Process and Data Automation Has Been Purchased By KRONES, Inc.

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.


ISA Training Opportunity this March brought to you by Process and Data Automation and the NWIRC

Join us March 29 and 30, 2017 at Penn State Behrend for this ISA training. This course will present the methodology for the designing and developing control systems documentation. The development of piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs) and related ISA drawings are emphasized. This course covers both the development and the reading/interpreting of these documents, making it beneficial to engineers, designers, software programmers, system integrators, and technicians.



Process and Data Automation (PDA) has been included in the PBS affiliate’s (WQLN) new project, REACH INNOVATION, which highlights regional businesses who are injecting the area with capital through innovation, growth and business development.


PDA Team Members Conquered the Beast

PDA Team Members Conquered the Beast
On Saturday, September 12, PDA team members Tom Ludwig, James Carucci, Jeremy Anderson, Mark Gates, Tim Andrews, participated in this year’s Barber Beast on the Bay.


The PDA Team Helped Remove TONS of Trash

For the past 23 years, the French Creek Valley Conservancy, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the exceptional water quality, natural habitat, biological diversity and recreational opportunities in the French Creek watershed, has held an annual “French Creek Clean-Up,” attracting hundreds of people from regional schools, non-profit organizations, scout troops, civic groups, and local businesses. This year more than 600 people helped pull 26,305 pounds (or 13.1 TONS) of trash from the French Creek Watershed.  


PDA's Automation Excellence Series continues with ISA Course at Erie Location

PDA’s Automation Excellence Series continues with ISA Course at our Erie location
This popular course combines lecture and hands-on labs to provide an overview of industrial measurement and control. Technicians, engineers, and managers will gain a foundation for communication with other control system professionals. Serves as a solid fundamental course for introduction to other ISA courses.


Obsolavoidance (The act of avoiding the idea that equipment CAN become obsolete)

Mullets, Delorians, and the GE Series One. Reaganomics was born and so was the PLC 5. Gameboy, the internet and SLC 500 were introduced.  If your equipment is as old as these events, it may be time to upgrade.

VFD Training May 26th at Process and Data Automation

TRAINING: Proverbial Hodgepodge of VFDs – The Maintenance Challenge!
Your plant or facility likely has many Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) from different manufacturers and different vintages creating a maintenance challenge!  If this is the case, you and your team needs this training…Process and Data Automation (PDA) will train each attendee on the basic functions, core principals, and cause/effect diagnoses via a common set of methods so your team can overcome the proverbial hodgepodge challenge!