Top 20 Industrial Control and Automation Tech Companies - 2017

Disruptive IIoT along with an ever-decreasing gap of OT and IT is all set to revolutionize industrial control. With factors such as decentralization of infrastructure and rising number of connected devices, CIOs look upon automation to reduce the burden of iterative or repeated tasks. Benefits include lower operational expense and minimized human errors as automation paves the way for a more productive workforce. It is also crucial that factory owners and other leaders train and equip their workforce with the necessary skill-set needed to work in tune with wholly or partially automated systems.

Given the plethora of service providers stretching across the realm, identifying the right solution provider has always been a tough task for CIOs. The pain-points increase in number just as the realm expands technologically. Segregating marketing claims and points of value, zeroing in on the exact requirements, keeping an eye for changing trends and the long process of trying and testing are among the necessary hurdles manufacturers must go through prior to opting for a solution. Additionally, with the intense market completion, buyers are no less susceptible to the paradox of choice.

In this edition of CIOReview, we present to you the “20 Most Promising Industrial Control and Automation Solution Providers - 2017.” In the last few months, a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts including Enterprise Security editorial board reviewed the top companies in the domain, and shortlisted the ones that are at the helm of tackling the dynamic challenges in the arena. The companies compiled in this issue have exhibited extensive business process knowledge, along with in-depth, integrated, and innovative strategies in the space.

Top Industrial Control and Automation Companies

Provider of industrial control and automation solutions that bridge the gap between business processes and Industrial automation processes

KINGSTAR replaces hardware to deliver integrated software PLC, motion control, and machine vision positioning systems, quickly and cost effectively

The Company’s PlantStar MES is a solution that paves the way for smart factory opportunities

Weidmüller offers automation and digitization solutions in addition to intelligent and communication-capable components for the control cabinet and the field

ABL Automation

ABL Automation

Provides process automation solutions and industrial automation equipments, instrumentation and controls, and electricals

AEC

AEC

The company designs, manufactures and installs industrial automation equipments for manufacturing companies worldwide

AutoGuide Mobile Robots

AutoGuide Mobile Robots

The company designs abd builds AGVs that adapt to a broad range of material handling applications

Automation Intellect

Automation Intellect

The company’s SaaS offering provides real time analytics for industrial machine performance

Cleveland Motion Controls

Cleveland Motion Controls

Offers solutions such as Engineered Systems, Motion Controllers, Tension Controllers, Web Tension Control, Tension Transducers and Load Cells

Emerson Electric [NYSE: EMR]

Emerson Electric [NYSE: EMR]

Emerson Automation Solutions helps discrete manufacturers automate and optimize production processes through best-in-class technologies and industry expertise

GE [NYSE: GE]

GE [NYSE: GE]

Provides industrial software, control systems, and embedded computing platforms for industrial control and automation

Honeywell [NYSE: HON]

Honeywell [NYSE: HON]

Honeywell’s software offerings allow easy implementation of multivariable control and optimization strategies of complex industrial processes

Jacobs [NYSE: JEC]

Jacobs [NYSE: JEC]

The company’s automated manufacturing services enables efficient process optimization and system integration services

Nextnine

Nextnine

Provides top-down OT security management solutions for complex multi-vendor ICS environment

Omron Corporation

Omron Corporation

The company develops products, systems and solutions for various industries such as automotive, food and beverage packaging, semiconductor and infrastructure

PEGA

PEGA

The company’s agile manufacturing platform and applications transforms industrial manufacturing operations to lean intelligent processses

Polytron

Polytron

As an engineering consultant and system intergrator, the company provides a wide array of industrial automation solutions

Positronics Incorporated

Positronics Incorporated

Offers custom software snad systems for industrial automation applications pertaining to motion controllers, robots and vision systems

Revere Control Systems

Revere Control Systems

An Automation EPC that provides control system integration solutiions for process applications in multiple industries

Rockwell Automation [NYSE: ROK]

Rockwell Automation [NYSE: ROK]

The company’s products and solutions offerings can address network infrastructure, industrial security, automation, and information solutions needs