Ives Equipment and Siemens: Bringing Together the Best People and Products


Ives Equipment Corporation has serviced the industries of eastern and central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, metro NY, Washington D.C., and Virginia with the most advanced process automation equipment and services for nearly 70 years.

Our quality personnel, who are highly trained and experienced, are the key to Ives' success. They are passionate about discovering the best solutions to our clients' control challenges. Outside Sales Engineers are always ready to visit with you at your plant to address your control issues. Because of our local presence, our personnel can interact swiftly and affordably with you, saving you money, time, and travel to distant production locations. 

Our clients gain as a result of Ives Equipment's commitment to excellence. We optimize your operations and production uptime with the most dependable product built to suit your control demands.

Siemens' extensive automation portfolio expedites digitalization's advantages for today's process applications. Their control products handle today's problems with tomorrow's technologies for the manufacturing, process, and commercial industries. Through innovation, speed, and adaptability, Siemens enables its clients to remain competitive and ahead of growing demand. Their control devices have built-in intelligence, connection, and remote diagnostics. Customers benefit from increased operational efficiency, visibility, dependability, and adaptability.

Automation and Control Solutions for Hydrogen Production and Alternative Energy

Automation and Control Solutions for Hydrogen Production and Alternative Energy

One of the most important ways to reduce CO2 emissions in the chemical, oil, gas, paper, energy and transportation sectors is to generate and use green hydrogen from renewable sources. Electrolysis can convert electricity generated from wind, hydropower, or solar energy into hydrogen, which can then be stored in tanks, transported, and used whenever and wherever needed. Hydrogen's use is ubiquitous -  in CO2-neutral transportation, such as fuel cell vehicles, the chemical industry, steel manufacturing, and power plants. 

Process control is a primary and centralized function that responds to changes in operational consistency and load demand. Online monitoring and remote sensing advances, particularly for open-loop operations, are operated by controls and automation to develop actionable information for closed-loop control functions. In these situations, innovative automation solutions, such as those specified and implemented by Ives Equipment with flexible and integrated control technology, are required. 

With a focus on technical and economic feasibility for producing alternative energy and hydrogen fuels, Ives Equipment automation expertise provides exceptional control system experience that saves time and money and improves safety.

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Nelson Heat Trace Design Suite by Emerson: Online Software Used to Develop Bills of Materials and Detailed Design Documents

Nelson Heat Trace Design Suite

Nelson Heat Trace Design Suite is an interactive website that enhances client productivity by simplifying and speeding up the specification of Nelson's products. Thanks to this solution, customers may use Nelson heating cables to swiftly create and install a broad range of systems. It is a web-based utility accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any Internet-connected desktop or mobile device and used to develop bills of materials and detailed heat trace designs.

Nelson Design Suite began with Nelson Heat Trace Designer and has since expanded to include commercial applications such as Nelson Snow Melt, Roof and Gutter Deicing, Floor Warming, Frost Heave, and Hot Water Maintenance

An individual user or a workgroup submits project information and the data for ongoing and finished projects. The data are readily shared, minimizing needless duplication of labor. Importing project information from customer-generated spreadsheets and database files is also available, resulting in a more straightforward design process. 

Nelson Design Suite runs from Emerson's secure network, and access to the password-protected site requires email verification.

Ives Equipment will collaborate with customers to design their systems or provide onsite training on how to use the program and offer engineered isometric installation drawings.

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Control Performance Analytics (CPA) by Siemens - Efficient Plant Optimization Using Automated Control Loop Analysis

Control Performance Analytics

As industrial process applications grow in complexity, production management goals for process safety, flexibility, and product quality become ever-more ambitious. More transparency is needed to detect the potential for optimization and process fine-tuning.

In process industries, control performance is vital for reaching production targets. The single control loop is the initial core for each process application. Studies show that about half of all control loops are not well-tuned, whether due to non-optimum parameters, manual operation, oscillating controlled systems, or mechanical issues with the control valves.

In addition, process engineers in large-scale process plants are typically in charge of hundreds of control loops. Evaluating control performance across various process states in correlation with alarms requires a lot of time and expertise. Detecting possible areas for optimization and tuning control loops is not a one-time job due to continual process changes and wear and tear on equipment.

CPA is a cloud-based managed service that enhances process data transparency and control loop optimization. Collection and analysis of plant-wide information give the customer complete control over data. Identification of control loop states comes from automatic KPI (key performance indicators) calculation, capable of identifying setpoint tracking, steady-state problems, and even static or sliding friction in-process valves. The application also allows automated analysis of new parameter sets to test the control loops without impeding plant operations.

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For more information, contact Ives Equipment. Call 610-768-1600 or visit https://ivesequipment.com.

Seven Decades of Commitment, Service, and Expertise in Process Control

Expertise in Process Control

Since its founding in 1954, Ives Equipment Corp. has offered a broad range of process control equipment, including valves, regulators, wireless products, flow products, pressure gauges, control products, level instrumentation, sanitary products, temperature instruments, analytical products, electric heat trace, and biopharmaceutical products. 


For almost 70 years, Ives Equipment Corporation has provided the industries of eastern and central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, metro NY, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington DC with the most up-to-date process control equipment as well as process control consulting and services. 


Ives established their company on a foundation of high-quality employees that are well-trained and experienced and who are passionate about finding the most effective solutions to their clients' control challenges. 


Ives categorizes its comprehensive product portfolio under four distinct groups. These are as follows: 


Ives Equipment and Controls: Provides instrumentation and control products to the chemical, petrochemical, refining, bulk storage, primary metals, pulp & paper, PowerGen, gas & oil distribution, and OEM markets.


Pharmaceutical, Bio-pharm, and Sanitary: Provides hygienic, ultra-pure, and sanitary instruments, connectors, fittings, tubing, and gaskets to the pharma, bio-pharm, food, and beverage, life-science, and laboratory industries.


Analytical Instruments: Analyze process material samples and record data for quality, conformance, and compliance. 


Water and Wastewater Treatment: Providing instruments, analyzers, valves, and controls for the transfer, storage, analysis, treatment, and logging of municipal and industrial water treatment systems.


The most successful path is one that provides you with the answers and expertise you require, when and where you need it, and from a single source. Ives Equipment will assist you in streamlining operations and establishing a single point of responsibility, supported by industry experience and the application expertise you require. Let Ives Equipment provide you with that significant competitive advantage.