Who we are

Z Technologies Industrial Automation is a privately owned systems integration and engineering services firm. We offer project management, consulting, systems integration, software development, engineering, and procurement services. We specializes in design and implementation of production information systems, control systems, data networks, client/server database design, Legacy SCADA systems and application software for industrial automation. This includes complete control and computer systems that sense, monitor, control, and communicate to handle all aspects of production operations and reporting.

Z Technologies was founded in September, 1993, by the former president, Don Cryer, and Amadeo Cruz (M.E. Systems Control), and was incorporated in July, 1997. The company is now under new ownership as of Jan 2023, with current president and Veteran, Robert Slaughter.

We are experienced with many major control and software products that include:

  • AEG Modicon ABB Controls & Drives,
  • Allen-Bradley RSLogix 500™,
  • RSView™ CAN Networks DeviceNet™,
  • SDS™ Computer Technology Corporation CTC® INTERACT,
  • GE Fanuc Automation Cimplicity® HMI,
  • Logicmaster™ LM-90 Intellution®,
  • The Fix™PLC Direct by Koyo,
  • Think & Do™,
  • Microsoft® Access®,
  • Visual Basic®,
  • Visual C++®,
  • Established Microsoft Developer Network,
  • OEM Mitsubishi Electric,
  • National Instruments LabVIEW™,
  • OPTO 22®,
  • Reliance Electric AutoMate®,
  • AUTOMAX® Siemens Energy & Automation SIMATIC,
  • Square D SY/MATE®,
  • SY/MAX® STEEPLECHASE Visual Logic Controller™
  • Toshiba Electric Total Control Products (TCP)
  • QuickDesigner USDATA® FactoryLink®
  • Wonderware® InTouch™ II.

Z Technologies’ principals and staff of project engineers have built an extensive industrial automation resume providing software and hardware solutions to the steel proccessing, oil and gas, automotive assembly, machining, material handling, mining and paper industries applications both at Z Technologies and at the following firms: Chaparral Steel, General Electric, General Motors, Jervis B. Webb, Automatizacion y Modernizacion Industrial (AMI), S.A. de C.V. E.B, and Cargill Food, Alcon, Fanuc Robotics, and Oscar Systems.

Specifically, Z Technologies resume includes the following expertise:

  • Steel Mill Applications EAF,
  • LMF,
  • caster rolling mill,
  • billet weigh systems,
  • melt shop information systems,
  • billet tracking,
  • utility systems,
  • and construction site management.
  • Mining and Aggregates Automated conveyor,
  • screen,
  • crusher,
  • belt scale,
  • flow gate and blending controls,
  • production and equipment tracking/monitoring systems,
  • motor control center design,
  • variable speed drives for pump and conveyor controls,
  • construction site management.
  • Oil and Gas Legal for sale metering systems,
  • flow control,
  • pressure control,
  • integrated pipeline skid control systems,
  • SCADA systems,
  • data collection and monitoring systems,
  • gas analysis,
  • custody transfer databases and ticket generation,
  • fiber optic,
  • radio modem network design,
  • variable speed drives for process pump applications.
  • Software and Information Systems Factory floor data collection and database design,
  • graphical user interfaces,
  • factory floor to ERP system interfaces,
  • network design,
  • custom drivers and bridges for factory floor networks,
  • product/part tracking systems,
  • and plant wide monitoring/control/reporting systems.
  • General Industry Paint shop facilities monitoring/control systems,
  • parts washer controls,
  • robotic paint automation,
  • oven controls,
  • burner management systems,
  • power and free conveyor systems,
  • parts tracking systems,
  • truck and rail scale house systems,
  • automated boring mill controls,
  • motion control and variable speed drives. III.

Z Technologies customer base is varied. The majority of our customers represent the Steel, Aggregate, and Petrochemical industries. We also have performed services for the Paper, Food & Beverage, Water Treatment and other industries.

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