News & Events

2018 Siemens Automation Summit

ACE invites you to join us at the 2018 Siemens Automation Summit - a user conference for manufacturing professionals who use Siemens automation technologies and are interested in cybersecurity and safety. You will share best practices, network with Siemens management and your peers, consult one-on-one with technical experts, receive free training, and have the opportunity to interact with the latest products and solutions from Siemens.

Event Dates: June 25 – 28, 2018
Event Location: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort – Marco Island, FL

As a Siemens Solution Partner, ACE has been invited to lead a Breakout Session. ACE’s Chris McCaslin will lead a discussion entitled “Building Up Steam While Opening Up New Doors: New PCS 7 with APACS+ Terminations.” The presentation will focus on how ACE minimized the downtime associated with retrofitting PCS 7 hardware in place of APACS+ systems by utilizing custom wiring solutions via APACS+ migration cables (provided by Siemens) for a forest products boiler system. The methods used to “hybridize” the system during the phased retrofit project will be explored to give an understanding of the tools used to keep information flowing smoothly. The benefits gained by migrating to a PCS 7 Advanced Process Library (APL) configuration, including the interlock block functionality as well as accommodating new HMI design concepts native to the APL, will also be discussed.

For more information or to register for the event, click here. We hope to see you there!

Industry Roundtable: Cybersecurity

Last year, Delaware Business Times hosted a series of industry roundtable discussions. ACE’s Dirk Sweigart provided a voice for one such discussion focused on the topic of cybersecurity. With his background in the manufacturing and process industries, Dirk provided a unique perspective on the impact that cyber threats can have on a business and steps companies can take to protect themselves. According to Dirk, “We need education, vigilance, and we need to put systems in place.” Click here to read a transcript of the discussion in its entirety or contact Dirk at 302.738.8800 to discuss the topic further.

ACE Named One of Control Engineering’s 2018 System Integrator Giants

On December 12, 2017, Control Engineering, a CFE Media publication, announced the 2018 System Integrator (SI) Giants. The list includes the top 100 system integrators ranked according to total system integration revenue. ACE has been recognized as an SI Giant every year since 2012, the list’s inception. This year, our sixth time participating in the program, ACE was ranked 29th.

The list was compiled based on surveys sent to the engineering firms in Control Engineering's Global System Integrator Database. In addition to system integration revenue, this year’s survey also took a closer look at current system integration trends, issues, and topics such as the economy, recruiting and training of young engineers, and the impact those issues have on the ability to find new clients.

To learn more about what it means to be a System Integrator Giant and how it benefits you, our customer, check out the Global System Integrator Report supplement in the December 2017 issue of Control Engineering magazine.