Automation comes in many forms, serving a variety of manufacturing needs as well as the specific requirements of each plant and the finished goods they produce. For several decades, French Gerleman has been instrumental in providing the highest level of technology from industry leaders in the automation space. Today, those capabilities have expanded further into process automation with our newest partner, Burkert Fluid Control Systems.
Burkert is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of measurement and control systems for liquids and gases. This partnership means that French Gerleman can now offer a growing line of process instrumentation products and services to our process manufacturing customers, including:
- Batch and Continuous Systems
- Process Optimization
- Safety System Solutions
- Valve Automation
- Instrumentation Products
- Steam/Hot Water Products
- Skid Designs
- Field Services, Surveys and Assessments
Our Approach to Process Automation
French Gerleman has a wealth of experience in automation which has traditionally focused on discreet manufacturing. We’ve honed our approach in this area with the knowledge manufacturers need on the computer and technology side and the skill to incorporate this into all aspects of the plant floor. Our team’s familiarity with manufacturing workflows and can help implement a solution to enable our customers to operate more efficiently, accurately and safely by leveraging best-in-class technology and equipment.
Moving into the process automation world is a natural development for us. The French Gerleman team is taking our extensive experience in discreet manufacturing and applying it to the process world. We’re now able to provide end-to-end automation solutions for nearly any manufacturing facility, greenfield or existing.
Burkert’s Product Offering
Process manufacturing plants rely on quality, reliable instrumentation, flow meters and valves to ensure the steady, accurate flow of ingredients into their products. Therefore, Burkert specializes in developing innovative solutions for flow measurement and control and have developed a product line based on intelligent automation for “everything that flows.”
Burkert valves and instrumentation solutions are ideal for food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other process manufacturers who need:
- Decentral, distributed, or central automation (or a combination of multiple types for various processes and equipment)
- Hygiene-sensitive equipment made with stainless steel
- Intelligent valves and sensors linked with standard, central process controls
- Flexibility with more modular, modern designs
- Ease of maintenance, with lightweight valves allowing for quick, one-man replacement
Regardless of your situation, Burkert products can help you with virtually any fluidic control challenges you may be facing, including flow, level, pressure, dosing, analysis, filtration, temperature, mixing and process automation.
French Gerleman’s Partnership with Burkert
Our goal is to provide our customers with the best products and services – at a level they can’t get elsewhere. This commitment extends to our partnership with Burkert. Together, we offer quick response time on product availability, pricing, and any support you may need to run your plant at the optimum level of efficiency with less maintenance time required.
Our team has been working closely with the Burkert team for the last year, undergoing extensive training, allowing us to best serve you and address your automation needs.
But there’s even more. French Gerleman’s vast warehouse space allows us to keep key Burkert products in stock. This means fast turnaround for your routine needs, not the 6-8 week delivery time you may be used to. This allows you to minimize downtime, keep your facility running, and avoid having to keep inventory on your shelves. View the Burkert product available for purchase online.
We look forward to the opportunity to introduce you to Burkert. Please reach out to your French Gerleman Account Manager for more information, or contact us today.