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April 14, 2021

Eight Great Reasons that a Single Source Should Design and Automate Your Production Line

From concept through commissioning and beyond, choosing an integrated solution saves manufacturers time, cost and aggravation.


Production line anomalies that adversely affect plant operations are frustrating. It’s worse when the problem can’t be identified, and different entities support process, packaging and automation portions of the operation.

Choosing an organization with the depth and breadth of expertise to create an integrated solution for the entire line not only produces a superior outcome, but it provides a single point of contact when support is needed.

Here are eight great reasons an organization should select a single-source solution for its process, packaging and automation system.

  1. Single source for design: The engineers who design the system and the engineers who make the system run are from the same team – and often they are the same people. Also, the design team and startup team are often the same.
  2. Knowledgeable staff: Since the automation group works with the process and packaging groups, the automation engineers understand the systems they are controlling rather than just writing code to a functional description.
  3. Integrated approach: An integrated design team alleviates the need to reach outside the organization for design-related questions pertaining to the process/packaging areas of the project. This makes the design flow more efficiently, saving valuable time in the end.
  4. Collaboration: An integrated team collaborates early and often, ensuring that sufficient time is allotted for all aspects of the project. Additional collaboration guarantees that mechanical design and automation design are considered equally.
  5. Peer review: Overall project design is more thorough because there is a check and balance between the mechanical design and automation design. Each group brings a different expertise and consideration to the system.
  6. Well-versed: An integrated delivery setting allows designers to remain inspired by continual cross-training in multiple disciplines. A more well-rounded team produces holistic solutions.
  7. Right place, right time: Because each phase of design is continually represented, work is sequenced, conflicts eliminated and clashes avoided. Clients reap the benefits of impeccable quality, accelerated delivery and cost savings.
  8. Single source for support: If post-commissioning support is required, or if anomalies develop, only a single source need be engaged to achieve resolution.


Organically and through acquisition, Haskell has built an unmatched team of manufacturing engineers under one roof. Seiberling, a Haskell Company, has been a leader in the design of complex automated process systems for more than 40 years, and the parent company has a large team covering the gamut of packaging, material handling and automation specialists.

Combined with its status as a design-build leader in total facility delivery, Haskell offers a full range of expertise under one roof, managing projects seamlessly from concept through commissioning to meet and exceed clients’ expectations.

About the author: Jeff Pearse is a Design Director - Process & Automation Lead with Seiberling, a Haskell Company, and has been with the company since 1991. Jeff is primarily involved in the design of Process/CIP systems and control systems for the liquid processing industries. Current responsibilities include overseeing project designs for liquid processes and leading process design managers and the automation group in the Beloit, Wisconsin, office. He can be reached at jeff.pearse@haskell.com.

Haskell delivers $2± billion annually in Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) and Consulting solutions to assure certainty of outcome for complex capital projects worldwide. Haskell is a global, fully integrated, single-source design-build and EPC firm with over 2,200 highly specialized, in-house design, construction and administrative professionals across industrial and commercial markets. With 20+ office locations around the globe, Haskell is a trusted partner for global and emerging clients.

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