This article showcases our top picks for the best Ohio based Industrial Automation companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Automation industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Ohio Industrial Automation Companies
Nikola Labs Inc.
Nikola Labs is a wireless power company with an advantaged far-field technology that converts radio frequency (RF) energy into usable direct current (DC) power. Their technology is flexible and efficient, able to collect usable power from a wide range of ISM (industrial, scientific, and medical) radio bands.
The small size of our receiving chip, antenna design expertise, and ingenuity, allow for the creation of innovative wireless power solutions that enhance the user experience, eliminate maintenance, and otherwise improve product offerings. Today’s electronic devices, including the rapidly growing internet of things (IoT), are designed for untethered connectivity.
Battery life, adversely, constrains performance and ultimately limits functional freedom. They are addressing this problem by providing state-of-the-art wireless power solutions for 21st-century electronic devices.
Nikola Labs has a devoted and capable team that includes world-renowned electrical engineers and distinguished business leaders united by a common goal of advancing wireless power into the marketplace.. .
READY Robotics enables manufacturers to more easily deploy robots to the factory floor through a patented technology platform that combines a very easy to use programming interface and plug’n’play hardware. The company encourages manufacturers to be more competitive through the line of intuitive-to-use, easy to control industrial robotic software called Forge, which is a suite of products that requires minimum installation effort, no robotic or programming experience necessary.
READY Robotics was founded on 2016 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.. .
Applied Industrial Technologies
Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. (Applied) is an industrial distributor in North America, supplying customers in a range of industries with products, including bearings, power transmission components, fluid power components and systems, industrial rubber products, linear motion components, tools, safety products, and general maintenance and mill supply products.
The Company also provides customized fluid power, mechanical, and rubber shop services, as well as storeroom management services and maintenance training. In February 2012, the Company acquired the businesses of Solutions Industrielles Chicoutimi and Specialites Industrielles Harvey.
In August 2012, it acquired SKF Group’s company-owned distribution business in Australia and New Zealand. In November 2012, the Company acquired HyQuip Inc.
In January 2014, Applied Industrial Technologies acquired Texas Oilpatch Services Corporation.. .
RoviSys is the leading independent provider of integrated strategies, systems and services that advance the performance of industrial processes and companies. At RoviSys, the most important thing they do is listen – because the’re committed to understanding your goals, your challenges, and your operations and delivering solutions with measurable results and clear return on investment.
They have earned a reputation of quality and continuity since 1989, built on technical expertise, attentive customer service, and a commitment to independence. The’re proud that our clients know RoviSys as a trustworthy partner who has helped make their business stronger and more profitable..
Founded in 1989, Yaskawa Motoman is a leading industrial robotics company in the Americas. With more than 300,000 Motoman industrial robots, 10 million servos and 18 million inverter drives installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding.
Their product line includes more than 150 distinct industrial robotic arm models and a full-line of pre-engineered “World” solutions that are complete application-specific work cells, including robot, process and safety equipment. Combined with their sister and partner companies, they support robotic solutions throughout the world.
Their proven track record of delivering industry leading quality, innovation and customer satisfaction can help you exceed your automation goals. Yaskawa Motoman is backed by a powerful parent, Yaskawa Electric Corporation of Japan.
Since 1915, Yaskawa Electric has demonstrated a passion for automation by developing specialized solutions to help customers increase efficiency, improve quality, boost productivity, and deliver outstanding ROI. As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial robots, Yaskawa Electric has offices in 28 countries and approximately 14,000 employees worldwide..
E-Volve Systems specializes in industrial automation, engineering, and computer systems validation. With experience ranging from grass roots manufacturing sites to legacy system re-controls, E-Volve Systems has both the expertise and the experience to provide value and ensure quality project execution.
Founded in 2010, the company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.. .
Zontec SPC Software
Zontec® is the leading provider of powerful, easy-to-use Statistical Process Control (SPC) software for manufacturers worldwide. Innovative Synergy SPC® software products automate quality data collection and analysis during the manufacturing process, allowing you to make real-time process improvement decisions.
You will reduce cost and risk as you improve your process and make repeatable, reliable products using SynergySPC. You get a scalable SPC solution that fits into manufacturing automation, hardwired (also called semi-automatic) and manual data entry to fit any circumstance.
Our fast, one-click access and unique one-screen environment will help you take your quality program to the next level.. .
Venture Mfg Co.
Venture Mfg. Co.
founded in 1971 and is well known as leaders in linear motion technology since 1971. One of the trusted and credible name in industry for manufacturing Linear Actuators of supreme quality for various industries includes solar, medical and health care, transportation, recreational vehicles, military, food, mobile equipment, material handling, and much more.
Venture Mfg. Co.
consistently meets or exceeds standard and custom parameters for linear actuators including Commercial Actuators, RV Slide-Out Actuators, Satellite Actuators, Solar Tracking Actuators, Stepper-Motor Actuators, military actuators and also best supplier of dc gear motor, gearboxes, motor gearboxes, rv landing gear, custom cable and harness products and many more. Provide end-to-end solutions for designing, production, packaging, and distribution services at a very cost effective price.
Our team of experts works dedicatedly to provide customers with the best products and services in minimal time. We have a 45,000 sq.
ft. spacious manufacturing facility along with office and design space, which is spread across an additional 5,000 sq.
EMX is a highly respected name in the access control industry. They design and manufacture sensors and accessories for a variety of sensor applications such as gate, overhead door, and parking barrier operators.
Their sensors are used to detect the presence and motion of vehicles as well as people.. .
GEMCITY Engineering and Manufacturing
GEM specializes in manufacturing design-and-build, build to print custom equipment, contract manufacturing and CNC machining. GEM provides a broad spectrum of capabilities, technologies and methodologies in a lean manufacturing environment.
Each project is carefully optimized to maximize value without compromising performance.. .
Paragon Robotics is a manufacturer of world-class wireless data acquisition and control products providing logging and automation solutions in energy and industrial markets. Our sensors are used in applications ranging from energy auditing, environmental monitoring and process automation.
We also provide flexible integration options for OEMs wanting to use our revolutionary platform. Our HaloCloud service enables remote alarm notification and access to real time sensor data from anywhere in the world.
With lower hardware costs, extended wireless range and broad sensor compatibility, Paragon is the ideal choice for your applications.. .
ControlSoft provides Process Control Solutions and Services including CLPM and PID loop tuning using field-proven results. It is committed to providing first class technical support, which has been recognized by thousands of end-users.
Its superior technologies and solutions have been valued and embedded in many other control systems since 1985. The company is based in Highland Heights, Ohio..
Tri Power MPT, Inc.
Tri Power MPT, Inc. is an industrial distributor of sensors, power transmission, motion control, and safety products.
Founded in 1954, the company has received recognition by Industrial Distribution as one of the Top 50 small distributors in North America. Tri-Power MPT is one of the principal independent distributors for many of the core product lines that it represents..
Progressus is next-generation Professional Services Automation and ERP software, mobile-enabled and architected for the Microsoft cloud. Progressus provides all the capabilities needed to manage professional services and project-based businesses of any size – operating in any geography.
Functionality spans all the important processes in your firm – resource management, project management, sales and marketing, and financial management – to give you unparalleled insight and control of all of your critical business functions. Built on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central platform, it is constructed for cloud and provides role-based clients optimized for any browser or mobile device..
PK Controls is widely recognized for our team of OEM and factory support specialists who serve customers’ needs through our proprietary Integrate360™ process. Provide all elements of the automation industry with high-quality, innovative design solutions and technical support through a reliable, quality-driven team that ensures total customer satisfaction.
Foster an environment where proud associates are empowered to achieve their goals.. .
QC Industries is a manufacturer of durable and reliable conveyors and integrated systems, specializing in low profile conveyor designs and technologies. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, they have provided customers with a broad selection of conveyor solutions for over 35 years with access to quick-ship conveyors, easy-to-configure equipment, and custom integrated systems.
QC Industries has served many of the world’s most recognized brands in the food, beverage, consumer packaged goods, foodservice, automotive, pharmaceutical, and medical industries.. .
Cornerstone Controls Inc. provides process automation products and services.
It offers control systems, control valves, on/off valves and valve automation solutions, regulators, instrumentations, solenoid valves, and flow computers and RTUs. The company serves chemical, energy, power, utilities, food and beverage, consumer products, mining and metals, oil and gas, life sciences, pulp and paper, and refining industries.
Cornerstone Controls Inc. was formerly known as Reams Controls and changed its name as a result of its merger with Acme Controls in 1991.
The company is based in Cincinnati, Ohio with locations in Cincinnati, Ohio; Plymouth, Michigan; and Indianapolis, Indiana.. .
ATR Distributing Company has been providing industrial automation solutions to Ohio, Kentucky and Indiania since 1956. As they have grown with the development of their community over the last 60 years, they have become the trusted name for industrial automation software in the region.
They are proud to be partners with many of the largest regional manufacturers as well critical hospitals, power generation stations, transportation facilities, and water municipalities who bring clean, safe drinking water into millions of local homes.. .
Team Ray Technologies
Team Ray Tech is an engineering firm that provides automation design and integration for manufacturing. Team Ray Technologies from many other technical service providers.
Team Ray engineers are heavily involved in the many technical areas process design & commissioning including 3D mechanical design, electrical design, PLC programming, HMI/SCADA programming, robot programming, camera/advanced sensor integration, injection molding, process engineering, software programming, and overall project management.. .
Adev Automation, Inc. is a robotics start-up located in Dayton, Ohio.
Adev Automation Creates Automated Harvesting System for Fresh-Market Strawberries. They are passionate about finding innovative solutions for complex, real-world problems.
Agriculture faces serious labor challenges in the near term, they already see crippling shortages in harvesting labor. There is a need for more efficiency and automation for all agricultural systems, but especially delicate crops, such as strawberries.
This is where Adev Automation shines. They are a dedicated team that has the ability to capitalize on recent advances in sensor technology to tackle this problem head on..
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