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Superior Controls recently added another tool in the company’s software arsenal when they achieved Certified Integrator status in the Ignition Integrator program by Inductive Automation.

“We have added the powerful tools of the Ignition software suite to give our clients flexibility of choice for the products they use to monitor their industrial processes,” said Rick Pierro, co-founder and president of Superior Controls.  “We are working to add Ignition to our internal library of validated control modules for use in biotechnology applications.”

Superior Controls Ignition CertificationIgnition by Inductive Automation is an open, scalable unified development platform for industrial applications.  More than just a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software, Ignition adds tremendous flexibility with tools for the control of and reporting on cross-platform manufacturing and process automation equipment, including linking manufacturing execution systems (MES) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Superior Controls achieved the Core Certified Integrator status through a two-step program.  Employees first attended the 21 online Inductive University classes and passed all course challenges to receive the Ignition Credential.  With the Credential in hand, employees then sat for the Ignition Core Certification test, an 8-hour exam which assesses Ignition knowledge and requires participants to properly troubleshoot multiple installation scenarios and design and implement a project according to a given specification.

Superior Controls employees are certified for the most recent release of Ignition, version 7.9, ensuring they are proficient in the most current technology.

With the breadth and depth of experience at Superior Controls, the company has become a trusted automation partner to some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.  Recently, Superior Controls was awarded 23 separate biotech projects in a 90-day period.  The 125 automation engineering team members includes engineers who have co-authored the S88 batch automation regulations, and have participated in the  employee-training program. Superior Controls/Banks Integration has also been featured in the Control Engineering magazine cover story Biopharmaceutical Company Optimizes Manufacturing Processes with Rockwell DCS.