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The Importance of Control System Platform Experience

Plant managers and operations personnel rely on interconnected and mutually dependent industrial automation systems to run reliably and at peak efficiency to meet production and business goals. Every industrial control system (ICS) platform has its own set of nuances and best practices when it comes to communication protocols, programming, troubleshooting, networking, etc. Therefore, when assistance is needed for ICS resources or project work, specific platform experience is imperative to success.

Beyond the wide variety of control system platforms in use at industrial facilities, there are many legacy control systems still fielded, presenting additional challenges with unique performance and reliability requirements. Control engineers with skills to program and make changes to legacy systems are often as hard to find as the replacement parts to keep them running.

Hargrove Controls + Automation – New and Legacy Platform Experience

As an independent control system integrator, Hargrove Controls + Automation offers a synergy of skill and execution with the ability to work across all platforms with our wide-range of expertise in Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), process control IT, and panel fabrication.

We are a leading system-independent Main Automation Contractor (MAC) offering numerous advantages for facilities in every industry who want the productivity, safety, quality assurance, and profitability that come with using a single industrial automation provider.

Hargrove Teammates are experienced with a wide variety of platforms.

These are just a few, if your ICS platform is not listed, contact us to see if our team can help:

  • DCS (Distributed Control Systems)
    Honeywell TPS/TDC and Experion | Emerson DeltaV | Yokogawa | Siemens PCS7 | ABB Ability 800xA + Freelance | Bailey | MOD300 | Rockwell PlantPAx | Foxboro | NovaTech D/3 | Metso
  • SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)
    Siemens WinCC | Wonderware Intouch | Rockwell FTView | Citect | Ignition | iFix | Emerson DeltaV | Honeywell DCS | Yokogawa DCS | ABB DCS
  • PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers)
    Rockwell Allen Bradley | Siemens S7 + TIA Portal | Modicon | ABB | Omron | GE | B&R | Honeywell
  • SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems)
    HIMA | Triconex | Quadlog | Yokogawa Prosafe | DeltaV SIS | Siemens | Triplex | Rockwell Logix for SIL2 + GuardLogix | Honeywell Safety Manager + FSC
  • HMI (Human-Machine Interfaces)
    Rockwell FactoryTalk View | Siemens WinCC and TIA Portal | Wonderware | FactoryLink | Cimplicity | iFix
  • Plant Historian
    Aspen InfoPlus | OSI PI | Industrial SQL
  • I/O (Input/Output)
    Traditional | HART | ASi Bus | PROFIBUS | PROFINET | DeviceNet | Foundation Fieldbus | Modbus | Modbus TCP | EtherNet/IP

Our Controls + Automation teammates are factory trained in many platforms. We have years of experience working in facilities to bring the expertise your project needs.


We are recognized vendor partners with many leading platforms. Our relationship with these partners ensures we stay on the cutting edge of newer technology and drive value to our clients.



Rockwell Automation is global leader in industrial automation. Solution Partner is the highest level in the Rockwell Automation System Integrator Program. Solution Partners have committed to an active, extensive relationship with Rockwell Automation to provide the most productive and cost-effective automation solutions for customers.



AspenTech is a world leader in asset optimization software. Implementation Service Partners provide industry-leading services supporting aspen ONE® and have track records of successful system integrations, upgrades and performance monitoring events to draw upon. The partnership delivers value-adding engineering services around the plant “Digital Twin” during the operations and maintenance phase of a plant’s lifecycle.



HIMA is the world's leading independent provider of smart safety solutions for industrial applications. Together, Hargrove and HIMA to offer customized solutions that help increase safety and profitability of plants and factories in the digital age.

With Hargrove, you get the right experience from the right people in system integration working alongside you to meet and exceed your expectations. Working together as One Team – that's Hargrove.

Let’s put our controls expertise to work for you. Contact Us.