This article showcases our top picks for the best Pennsylvania based Industrial Automation companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Automation industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Pennsylvania Industrial Automation Companies
Promobot company is a manufacturer of autonomous service robots for business. Production of Promobot robots includes the development of mechatronics, electronics and software, manufacturing of robot components and its complete assembly.
Promobot robots work in places of increased concentration of people. The robot performs the real employee finctions.
The robot answers questions about the company’s products and performs specific business tasks, as well as supports integration with external devices and systems. Promobot improves the process of service, replacing or complementing a person in solving business problems..
Simio LLC is a private company headquartered in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania dedicated to delivering leading edge solutions for the design, emulation, and scheduling of complex systems. Simio was founded by a highly experienced team.
C. Dennis Pegden, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Simio LLC, has over 30 years of experience in simulation and scheduling and has been widely recognized as an industry leader.
He pioneered the field of Discrete Event Simulation, leading the development of SLAM and founded Systems Modeling Corporation, now part of Rockwell Automation. Systems Modelling developed the market-leading simulation products Arena, as well as the finite capacity scheduling product Tempo (later renamed RS Scheduler)..
Seegrid is a smart platform that supplies material handling equipment and fleet management software. The smart platform combines flexible and reliable infrastructure-free vision guided vehicles with fleet management software for a complete connected solution.
It accelerates Industry 4.0 and lean initiatives with incremental automation, helping companies achieve a truly connected enterprise and transform into smart factories of the future. Seegrid provides automation solutions for the largest brands, including global leaders in manufacturing, distribution, and e-commerce fulfillment.
The company’s technology transforms standard industrial trucks into autonomous robots that transport materials for customers. Seegrid was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States..
Tucker Auto-Mation Holdings USA, LLC manufactures and distributes swinging, sliding, folding, and revolving automatic doors. The company offers its products for various solutions, including enterances, survelilance, people counting, and lighting program.
It serves K12, hospitals, restrooms, gas stations and convenience stores, offices, hotels, banks, retail stores, college and universities, libraries, and grocery stores. It sells its products through its distribution sales channels.
The company was founded in 2013 and is based in North Versailles, Pennsylvania.. .
Nazareth Pallet is a family-owned and grown business now proudly celebrating over 35 years of service to the industry. Nazareth Pallet is the Lehigh Valley’s premier source for recycled pallets and decorative mulch.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.. .
Element ID, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets high performance readers and specialty industrial automation equipment and systems for the rapidly growing RFID market.
The company targets the high performance, fixed position, RFID reader market with a total system solution that is unique in its automation approach. The company is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
All of Element ID’s products are designed and manufactured in the USA.. .
Red Lion Controls
Red Lion As the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, Red Lion Controls has been delivering innovative solutions to customers for over forty years. Their automation, Ethernet and cellular M2M technology enables companies worldwide to gain real-time data visibility that drives productivity.
Red Lion first provided sensors, counters and panel meters to monitor and display data within a plant or process. Over the years, Their product portfolio grew driven by customer demand, acquisitions and technology advancements to include HMI operator panels, protocol converters, Ethernet switches and cellular M2M routers..
Since 1970, Aerotech has designed and manufactured the highest performance motion control, positioning tables/stages, and positioning systems for our customers in industry, government, science, and research institutions around the world. Aerotech’s precision motion control products provide the critical performance for today’s demanding applications in markets such as medical device and life sciences, semiconductor and flat panel, photonics, automotive, data storage, laser processing, military/aerospace, electronics manufacturing, test, assembly, research and development, and other markets requiring high precision, high throughput motion solutions.
Watch our Overview Video that provides information on Aerotech’s capabilities including markets and industries served. Aerotech’s commitment to consistently advancing our product and value-added service capabilities is summed up in our motto, Dedicated to the Science of Motion.
Always guiding our development efforts is our commitment to providing our customers with products and services that provide: The lowest cost of ownership, Highest throughput, Highest accuracy and Best return on investment. Aerotech’s philosophy of building superior motion control systems starts with designing and manufacturing technically superior components.
Other suppliers integrate general purpose components into their motion systems and claim to sell you a “superior” system. An Aerotech system begins with Aerotech motion components that are already best in class and specifically designed and optimized for the highest performance and lowest cost of ownership available.
From technically superior components to high performance sub-assemblies to best-in-class, highly integrated motion subsystems, Aerotech can accommodate the requirements of your application and outperform competitive solutions. The performance of Aerotech’s products is complemented by the depth and breadth of their product line, providing their customers with a one-stop supplier for a quick and efficient solution for your application.
If you don’t find a standard product suitable for your application, Aerotech’s expertise and ability to provide custom motion components and systems is unmatched in the industry. Our custom manufacturing ability is further augmented by our long history of providing systems for vacuum and cleanroom operation.
ARIN Technologies is a startup developing high accuracy indoor positioning systems to improve productivity and safety in indoor work environments. It system enables them to accurately determine the location of a tag inside buildings.
Its product comprises two parts, hardware and software. The hardware system is called SpotRightTM while the SaaS based software system is called SpotLightTM.
The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.. .
RobotWits specializes in developing state-of-the-art technologies for route planning, high-speed motion planning on highways, and etc. The company also specializes in other autonomous decisions such as planning under uncertainty, predicting the intentions of dynamic elements on the road such as other vehicles and pedestrians.
RobotWits offers an algorithm for self-driving vehicles traveling at high-speeds. It has a prediction algorithms that analyzes surrounding vehicles, pedestrians, and other dynamic objects in the environment to determine their intentions.
It also employs state-of-the-art search algorithms that allow us to find routes over large road networks in real-time.. .
British Motor Corporation
British Motor Corporation provides restoration services for British car brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Austin Healey. The company has than 26 years of experience in metal fabrication and mechanical restoration.
75% of its work comes from rescuing cars from other restorers. Its cars provide clients with a sense of quality that they won’t find with most other restorers.
With an array of prized models for sale and skilled technicians adept at every aspect of restoration, BMC is proud to be the preferred choice for British sports car enthusiast worldwide.. .
Panacea.Ag is a technology company focused on creating efficient, resilient and sustainable local food ecosystems. The company exists at the intersection of local food production, greenhouse automation, tracking and compliance, and investor-friendly financial technology, to create a holistic approach to food security.
Panacea’s mission is to create healthy and wealthy communities through decentralized, local, and nutrient-dense food production. Its solutions enable sustainable local food ecosystems.
In order to achieve that, we integrate various technologies such as blockchain, hardware automation, machine learning, intelligent market analytics, and advanced financial technology tools. Foremost of all is our intuitive cloud platform and mobile apps..
Paragon Technologies is a leading deliverer of “smart” materials handling systems, technologies, products, and services, creating automated solutions for material flow applications. The Company’s capabilities include horizontal transportation, rapid dispensing, sortation, accumulation, and integrating conveyors and conveyor systems.
As a leading edge systems integrator, Paragon supplies and designs complete solutions, including software, hardware, and technical expertise, both standardized and customized.. .
InterScope Technologies, Inc. is a privately held company located in Wexford, PA.
It was founded in 1998 by Dr. Michael Becich and other staff pathologists associated with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Its product suite includes a range of integrated slide imaging, case flow and clinical data management applications for use in anatomic pathology, toxicology and genomic environments by clinical, research and educational institutions.. .
All over the world, the engineering community turns to Fenner Drives for value-adding, problem solving products for power transmission, motion transfer, conveying applications and 3D printing. Their quality-driven teams design, manufacture and distribute a broad range of sophisticated reliable components.
Fenner Drives has over 100 years of manufacturing, technical and commercial expertise; ISO 9001 certified production facilities in Manheim and Lancaster Pennsylvania and Wilmington, North Carolina; warehouse facilities in Lancaster, PA, Wilmington, NC, and Dewsbury, UK; and a global sales team with a presence on six continents. Fenner Drives is a division of Fenner PLC.
With over 5,500 employees worldwide, Fenner PLC is a leading global provider of local, engineered solutions for performance critical applications.. .
Software Design Solutions
Software Design Solutions was founded in 2003. The company offers development services for embedded systems, workstation applications, user interface design, and software process improvement.
The company has developed applications for a variety of industries including medical, industrial automation and control, audio and image signal processing, transportation, networking, defense, security, and consumer devices.. .
TIW has resided in the Lehigh Valley in northeast Pennsylvania since its founding in 1983. Offices are located on a 28-acre hill top site that overlooks the valley.
TIW has been providing software solutions for business clients who range in size from large corporations all the way down to small operations. They all rely on ALERE applications because of the considerable experience that is used by TIW to develop sophisticated business software designed to fit their business needs.
TIW’s focus is on solving functional problems that are roadblocks to growing companies. This is done by placing an emphasis on the details that make day-to-day activities run smoothly.
ALERE is developed, written and supported with its own internal staff, experts with strong business and manufacturing experience. The foundation of ALERE starts with concepts.
Those concepts form a framework around which the features are developed. The result is a very tightly written product that has a light system footprint..
Process and Data Automation, Inc.
Process and Data Automation is a full service, CSIA Certified industrial control systems integration firm with offices in Erie, PA and Jamestown, NY. Our Controls Engineering (ENG) group specializes in physical automation system design, programming, and commissioning.
We also feature a dedicated Data Services Group (DSG) that connects automated equipment and systems to the business system environment including protected recipe systems, data collection and reporting, and data historian implementation. Our DSG can provide the systems you need to set your systems up for proper operation and then provide the tools you need to make sure you execute as planned.
Our CSIA certification assures our clients that Process and Data Automation delivers superb technical solutions from a professionally managed system integration business. We enjoy long term relationships with our clients and take pride in knowing that we are part of their ongoing commitment to manufacturing and processing in the most efficient manner possible with the best associated business benefits.
Process and Data Automation is a Rockwell Automation recognized systems integrator for the Controls discipline as well as one of 28 recognized integrators in North America for the Information discipline. We are also solution partners for GE Intelligent Platforms, Wonderware, Siemens, and Schneider Electric.
The breadth of our experience allows us to design and implement solutions that are truly independent and in the genuine best interest of our clients.. .
PanelShop.com is an eBusiness solution provider that empowers users, to design high quality electrical control panels online. PanelShop.com produces user-configured control panels, as well as custom built configurations designed to meet your automation needs.
This is PanelShop.com’s innovation; to make the procurement of an electrical control panel easier, cheaper, and faster for you. By using our online product configurator, you can easily build an electrical control panel to your exact specifications in seconds, instantly view a price quote, plus review various engineering drawings, schematics, and manufacturing documents..
In 2015 ONExia Robotics was launched. The simple design of the robots backed by the EASYreach Software gives American manufacturers the tools to be competitive both nationally and internationally.
Their robots are taught tasks using a touch screen interface and a hand controller. This eliminates the high cost of reprogramming standard robots and the downtime needed to do so.
Their team of engineers continue to evolve their robotics line with industry. The EASYreach Software continues to become more versatile.
Their goal is to keep manufacturing in the United States by giving their customers the tools to keep their business competitive.. .
KML Bearing USA
KML Bearing USA is responsible for all U.S. sales and distribution of KML Bearing Products to distributor and OEM customers.
KML Bearing Products are made to KML Bearing USA specifications for industrial applications meeting the needs of distribution and OEM customers.. .
Carnegie Mellon Textiles Lab
The Carnegie Mellon Textiles Lab extends the state of the art in textile design and fabrication. We seek to collaborate broadly both inside and outside the Carnegie Mellon community.
Its space in Wean 1334 houses a state-of-the art knitting machine, computer-controlled quilting machine, prosumer-level jacquard loom, and various small textiles fabrication tools and supplies.. .
Armstrong Machining / Data Consultants
Specializing in Manufacturing Equipment Data Extraction, Machine – Industrial – Home Networking/Monitoring, CNC Programming, and Process Optimization. We have 25+ years of experience in the machining, programming, networking and optimization world.
We will work to please you every step of the Way! We promise to provide the best solutions to your process problems. Contact Us with Your Every Need.
Specialties: Machine Monitoring, Machine Data Extraction/Dashboarding, Industrial Networking, Process Optimization, CNC Programming, and Custom Industrial App Development. .
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