The purpose of this group is to promote the interests of independent automation professionals and small automation-related companies in Tennessee.
T.I.A.A is composed of small businesses and independent contractors in the automation and machinery business located in Tennessee. It’s purpose is to promote networking and referrals within the local automation community. If you are interested in joining this group leave a comment below; I will post a link to your website and information on your company or yourself. Please leave contact information and a description of your company and services.
Why join this group?
People call me often needing help with projects; small machines, controls integration and service. As a small company with only one technical person (myself) I often get involved with a project for months at a time and can’t respond to these inquiries. When this happens I usually try and refer the lead to someone I know and trust.
I am also migrating my company from the contracting, programming and machine building fields into consulting and project management. I no longer have a machine shop and other engineering staff to rely on. When I need to implement a project I look for programming and design help as well as companies and individuals to build things for me. I am hoping to use this group as a resource in my future endeavours. I also get calls from industrial vendors with potential projects that I would like to be able to provide a solution for. As I talk to other contractors and integrators in the Tennessee area I hear the same story.
I would like to target this group toward individual contractors and companies with ten or fewer employees. The larger automation companies in this area don’t really need an organization like this but I feel that this association will fill a void in the Tennessee automation and integration community.
Contact: Michael Sams
What we do: AMSEnergy designs and distributes heat exchangers featuring heat pipe technology. Our heat pipe heat exchangers include thermosyphon technology allowing for greater thermal transfer of energy per kW or BTU recovery basis. AMSEnergy can design and implement a waste heat recovery system for your facility: gas-to-gas, liquid-to-liquid, gas-to-liquid. Our broad range of temperature applications are available supporting up to 2000°F. We can also deliver liquid-to-liquid heat recovery skids ready to be installed on site. All designs are scalable for ease of location, installation and maintenance.
Automation Consulting, LLC
Contact: Frank Lamb
Specialties: Consulting on System and Machine Design, Controls Design and Programming, Project Management, Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing, Small Machines, Training
Platforms and Experience: Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Automation Direct, Omron, Mitsubishi, GE, Wonderware, Maple Systems, AutoCad/Inventor, Cognex
Industrial Controls Engineering
Contact: Tim Hile
Specialties: 12+ years of accumulative in-depth design, development, programming and field commissioning experience spanning multiple platforms and applications. Formal and professional experience in project management. Specializing in Machine Tool, Industrial Automation, Process Control, SCADA Systems, CNC, Robotics and Motion Control.
Platforms: Modicon, Telemechanique, Siemens, Omron, GE Fanuc, Staubli, ABB
Contact: Kelly Slow
Specialties: Control Systems design and programming, controls engineering contracting
Shafer Industrial Automation
Contact: Dale Shafer
Specialties: Controls Design, Panel Building, Programming, Power-Up, Debug, Support