Automation and Controls

We have a great respect and appreciation for those who strive for excellence in manufacturing. You balance change and complexity with an understanding that relatively small things can have a dramatic impact on production, performance, and profitability. And you pursue continuous improvement in order to grow – or even maintain – your market position. Polaris Automation offers a full complement of solutions, including manufacturing software, engineering services and plant floor hardware. We can help you achieve higher customer satisfaction with increased production efficiencies and lower production costs. We’ve been in this business since 1984, leading others, just like you, along the path to prepare for the digital factory of today. We take the charts, diagrams and acronyms and bring them to life. And we’ll stay with you every step of the way.

Services and Solutions

Legacy System Upgrades

Attain the most from your operation by increasing throughput and efficiency by enhancing your legacy systems with new hardware, software, and programming upgrades.

Manufacturing Software Implementation & Customization

Our approach to automation gives consideration to your specific goals and budget – we place emphasis on performance, maintainability, efficient implementation, and ongoing support to get you to the place of value faster and reduce your long-term cost of ownership.

Panel Design & Building

We can envision, design, and build any automation panel-build project regardless of size and complexity.

Process Controls

We can envision, design, test, implement and validate any process operation.

Quality Improvement Solutions

We can identify operational shortcomings; then envision, design, test, implement and validate the necessary quality-improvement solution.

Electrical Design

Power drawings, IO schematics, control panel assembly prints, field installation package. Experience with the following products – AutoCAD, E-Plan.


Legacy equipment upgrades, process enhancements, equipment integration. PLC experience with the following products – Rockwell, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Omron, Modicon, GE.

HMI Development

Operator interface dashboards and controls. Software experience with the following products – Ignition, WinCC, FactoryTalk View, Aveva InTouch, iFix.

Vision & Object Detection

Edge detection, barcode detection, gauging, pattern recognition. Experience includes – Keyence, Cognex, Banner.

Control Panel Supply

Industrial Control Panels, UL Certification.

Robot Integration

Programming to interface process controls with a robot. Integration experience with the following robots – GE Fanuc.

Motion & servo controls

Single-axis, multi-axis controls. Experience with the following systems – Rockwell, ABB.

Batch And Continuous Process Controls

Equipment Debug And Commissioning

Emergency/Remote Support

Automation Services and Solutions