S Wadi-Ramahi

Shadi Wadi-Ramahi Joins ControlSoft

ControlSoft is pleased to welcome our newest team member, Shadi Wadi-Ramahi, as a Commercial Manager responsible for managing the sales for several of our major accounts, overseeing our channel partner program and for managing all of our inside sales activities.

Mr. Wadi holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University, and an MBA degree from Oakland City University, and comes to us with 23 plus years’ experience in industrial automation and process control. Prior to joining ControlSoft, Mr. Wadi-Ramahi held key positions at other well-known industrial automation companies, including Metso, Invensys Ltd., and Yokogawa. In his latest position at Metso, he was responsible for managing channel partners in North America and the Middle East. Mr. Wadi-Ramahi is fluent in both English and Arabic.

Joe Patella, General Manager said “Shadi’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge make him keenly qualified to assume a major role within the ControlSoft family.  The addition of Shadi strongly reflects our commitment to remaining a leader in our industry.  Our customers continue to demand technological excellence from every member of our team and we were fortunate to find someone of Shadi’s caliber to fill this position. I’m confident that Shadi will continue our heritage of providing and implementing quality solutions for our customers.”

We believe Mr. Wadi will be a great asset to our growing team, as we continue to expand ControlSoft software and services globally, and we welcome him aboard.

About ControlSoft

Since 1985, ControlSoft has been a global provider of platform-independent process control software and engineered solutions. Our products and services are sought by prominent companies in leading industries. By maintaining a focus on improving plant availability, production efficiency, operational safety and environmental compliance, we continue to deliver world-class control solutions for our customers.

INTUNE and INTUNE+ v6.5.0.1 Available

We are pleased to announce that INTUNE and INTUNE+ v6.5.0.1 are now available. Highlights include:

  • Interface to PI System.
  • Performance Improvements.
  • Additional usability enhancements and bug fixes.

Connecting to a PI System

You can now use INTUNE+ CLPM Software to collect historical and real-time data from your OSIsoft® PI System®. Using the Auto Tune tool, you can interface to your PI System, query data and import queried data into INTUNE software to help optimize your plant performance.

INTUNE+ CLPM Software can analyze this data and make adjustments to process variables that will help your process run in a stable, predictable, and consistent manner, at or close to setpoint.

Performance Improvements

  • New Project Data Format – For improved performance when loading, executing, and saving projects, the INTUNE project format has been modified to a new data format. Projects saved in the new format can be reverted back to the original format.
  • Export/Import Loop Functionality – The Export/Import loop functionality has been updated for better performance.
  • Updates to Find Tags Dialog
  • Updates to Property Configuration Dialog
  • Report Metadata – Report Type properties containing Company information are now editable during runtime.
  • System I/O Reports – System IO reports have been discontinued.

For detailed information, please see the INTUNE Software v6.5.0.1 Release Notes, publication MN109A-EN, included with the software download.

INTUNE+ PI System OSIsoft

ControlSoft Joins OSIsoft Partner EcoSphere

ControlSoft is pleased to announce that we have been accepted into the OSIsoft Partner EcoSphere Program as an Application Partner.

The benefits of this partnership will be realized by customers who choose to interface the ControlSoft INTUNE®+ Control Loop Performance Monitoring (CLPM) with an existing OSIsoft PI System®. ControlSoft is developing software that allows INTUNE+ to connect like a client application at either the PI Archive or PI Asset Framework level. This enhanced method of data exchange between the INTUNE+ and the PI System improves usability and security beyond that available today.

OSIsoft’s PI System captures data from sensors, manufacturing equipment and other devices and turns it into rich, real-time insights for saving energy, improving productivity or developing new products. Over 1,000 leading utilities, 90 percent of the largest oil and gas companies and more than 65 percent of the Fortune 500 industrial companies rely on the PI System to get the most out of their businesses. Worldwide, the PI System manages over 1.6 billion data streams.

“Our customers are demanding that the exchange of information between applications related to their process control system be done in a reliable, fault-tolerant and secure environment” said Joe Patella, General Manager, ControlSoft. Inc. “We believe that the infrastructure provided by the OSIsoft PI System will help ControlSoft meets these demands. For over 30 years our customers have placed their trust in us to deliver process control solutions which optimize their plant’s performance while stabilizing and improving the safety of their operations. We will diligently work to earn that trust and believe that joining the OSIsoft Partner Ecosphere Program is evidence of our continual commitment to Customer Satisfaction.”

OSIsoft, the OSIsoft logotype, and PI System are registered trademarks of OSIsoft, LLC. INTUNE is a registered trademark of ControlSoft Inc.

ControlSoft - Inc. 5000 List 2017

Continued Growth Earns ControlSoft a Spot on the Inc. 5000 2017 List

For the second year in a row, ControlSoft has been named to Inc. 5000’s List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

While making it on the list one time is an extraordinary achievement, making it on the list a second time is something only 1/3 of honorees have been able to do. This list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses – and is the most competitive crop in Inc.’s list history.

Variable Frequency Drives

Save Money with Good VFD Process Control

Realize Energy and Cost Savings The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) in flow control applications is gaining in popularity and eroding the hegemony of traditional control valves. Energy efficiency is the main reason for this change producing multiple economic payouts, although there may be benefits to process dynamics as well. VFDs are used to […]

INTUNE and INTUNE+ v6.3.0.0 Available

We are pleased to announce that INTUNE and INTUNE+ v6.3.0.0 are now available. Highlights include:

  • Enhanced INSIGHTTM Applications Framework (formerly WebOPC).1
    Enhancements focused on performance improvements and ease of deployment.
  • Improved OPC Client Protection and Performance.
    Improved connectivity and performance for multiple simultaneous OPC clients.
  • Additional usability enhancements and bug fixes.

Additionally, INTUNE+ software includes:

  • Enhanced INSIGHT Mobile App
    INSIGHT mobile app communicates diagnostics on process controllers and final elements for corrective action. Major enhancements are implemented in the Message Center functionality:

    • Improved message interface
    • Filtering and sorting messages by criticality, class, frequency, type and time.
    • Message center now allows I&C users to add comments to any message. Multiple comments can be added to a message, and users can track specific messages for maintenance purposes. Messages and comments can be exported for other reports.
  • Expanded Capability and Increased Performance of Diagnostic Scripts
    Larger and more complex diagnostic scripts are supported with faster and more efficient execution.

1 We plan to release INSIGHT software in the third quarter of 2017. A beta version of the software is currently available.

ControlSoft Awarded Weatherhead 2016

ControlSoft Honored with Seventh Weatherhead 100 Award for Growth

In December 2016, ControlSoft was once again named one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio. The Weatherhead 100 awards are the premier celebration of Northeast Ohio’s leading companies.

ControlSoft Wins Weatherhead 2016

ControlSoft PID Tuning Pocket Guide

Updated PID Loop Tuning Pocket Guide Now Available

We’ve updated our PID Loop Tuning Pocket Guide to help you better understand the types of PID loops, how to tune Closed, Open and Cascade loops, and we’ve included parameters for the more common PID controllers used in plants today. By investing in tuning your PID loops (temperature, level, pressure and flow), your control loops will operate efficiently, rather than just being functional.