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The Importance of Training

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“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” -Benjamin Franklin At Spring Automation, we value team success and challenge every individual to strive for professional development. Training can help an employee feel more confident in his or her role producing better performance and efficiency. Nash Orten, a Spring Automation Engineering Team Lead, created a […]

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Company Culture

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Community  “I liked them so much, I joined them,” said a current project manager who worked closely with our team during his previous job.   This quote exemplifies how we at Spring value a community that extends beyond our team. The individuals we serve are a piece of that community. We are built on teamwork, beginning […]

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Our Virtual Office

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We’re on week #6 of working out of our virtual office. Here’s a quick video on how we are remotely working together to accomplish our projects while still hanging out as a team. Music by bensound.com

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Preventing Last Minute-itis

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The curse of the modern office or workplace is Last Minute-itis.  It is wasteful of our time, increases our stress, and the errors that are made cost us a fortune.  Even if this wasn’t the case, how many of us can say that they like to be rushed – even if it is work that […]

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SCRUM: An Efficiency Tool

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“Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value” – scrum.org At Spring Automation, we focus on delivering quality systems in a timely manner.  Our ability to keep a consistent level of execution is via a system called SCRUM. While many companies use […]

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Be Prepared: Commissioning 101

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“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln Many times, I’ve been in the field at a job site, and on the first day, I’ll find some issue that I might not have the necessary tools to fix.  These issues vary depending […]

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Communication: Simplify

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“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann Have you ever had to recover from a misunderstanding? Some of the greatest challenges I’ve experienced originated from a simple lack of understanding. We’ve all seen examples: projects with clear expectations tend to race towards success, and projects full of […]

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8 Key Steps for Automating Processes

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It would be great if everything in life could have an easy button that we press and know that things will get done. This is especially true at work where there are tasks that are repeated daily, monthly, quarterly, and so on. The thing is that this can be possible with automating processes. There are […]

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My name is Tim, and this is my story

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People always ask me, “What’s your degree in?” And my response is typically, “Which one?” Like many others my age, I spent my first four years of my liberal arts education undecided. In fact, I spent most of my twenties indecisive. It’s a trait that is by and large frowned upon. After my snarky response, […]

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Stop Confusing Operators With Your HMI Screens

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How many times have you been on a job site and been asked to solve an unexpected problem that arises with the system? Every controls engineer who has been in an industrial setting, for even a short time, has faced this situation. Typically, the first move is to check the HMI, or Human-Machine Interface. An […]