January 17, 2018 – Control Station to Provide Expanded Slate of Training Workshops During 2018

Expanded Schedule of Workshops Focus on Essential Process Control Knowledge and Skills

Manchester, CT – January 17, 2018 – Control Station today announced its 2018 North America training services calendar. The schedule builds upon a highly successful 2017 campaign and continues to leverage the company’s expansive network of partners.

Control Station’s 2018 training services calendar currently lists a total of sixteen workshops scheduled in key industrial centers across the United States and Canada. In particular the scheduled workshops target process manufacturers located throughout the Great Lakes, Gulf and Pacific Northwest regions. Workshops focus on proven best-practices for assessing and optimizing a production facility’s PID controllers. Partner organizations engaged to co-host the 2- and 3-day workshops include leading distributors of automation products and services such as Border States Electric, Gerrie Electric, Rexel USA, and Werner Electric. Control Station anticipates the listing of additional workshops in the Southeast region later in the year.

“Sharpening skills remains a priority for process manufacturers as it is critical to maintaining safe, efficient plant production”, commented Rick Bontatibus, Control Station’s Vice President of Global Sales.  “The 2018 campaign reflects Control Station’s ongoing commitment to equipping manufacturers with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy.”

Control Station’s 2018 training program capitalizes on significant, recent expansion. The company increased access to its hands-on application workshops as a compliment to its growing portfolio of process diagnostic and optimization offerings. Based on the Practical Process Control© curriculum the workshops clarify the interactive functions of the PID controller and demystify the methods for tuning the many PID controllers whether through the application of manual techniques or through the use of PID tuning software. Practical Process Control is a simulation-based curriculum that is utilized by 100s of colleges and universities around the world to prepare individuals for careers in manufacturing.

Training and skills development remains a major component of both the industrial automation solutions market and Control Station’s objective Revenue mix. According to Market Research Future the broader services market is forecasted to increase at a cumulative average growth rate of 10%, reaching $55.6 Billion during the period of 2017 to 2023. Since the company’s founding in 1988 Control Station has been recognized as an innovator in the field of process control education having introduced one of the first dynamic simulation-based curriculums. With the company’s bench of expert instructors Control Station is widely recognized as an authority in the areas of regulatory control and plant-wide process optimization. Training-related services represented approximately 12% of the company’s 2017 Revenues.

About Control Station

Control Station empowers process manufacturers to increase production efficiency and throughput. The company’s software-based solutions actively monitor and optimize plant-wide control loop performance.

The company’s products are both highly innovative and award-winning. PlantESP™ is the leading CLPM solution for identifying and isolating issues that negatively affect control loop performance. Control Station’s portfolio of LOOP-PRO™ products is recognized as the process industry’s leading solution for PID controller tuning. It is the only controller tuning software that accurately models oscillatory and noisy process data.

Control Station’s solutions are licensed to leading process manufacturers worldwide and they are available direct from Control Station and through its network of distribution partners. The company is headquartered in the United States.


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