Montana Controls is a full service automation solution. We provide industrial automation, smart home systems, and complete process automation,
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Montana Controls Industrial & Commercial Automation in Billings, Montana.

Why Automate? First ask yourself, what does an automation service do?

In many cases, automation is the use of machinery such as computer processors, robots, sensors, automatic valves, pressure instruments and more to minimize the need for human interaction in a manufacturing process. Many may argue that automation is an alternative to the use of humans to get something done.  Inevitably, this would reduce the availability of jobs in a particular market where full automation is becoming more economical for the business owner(s).  This may be true in some instances, but often the choice to automate a process allows for job advancement opportunities and training for the operation and maintenance of automated systems. Just as common as automation being implemented to replace people, automation is used to help technicians perform a task that they otherwise would be unable to complete due to limitations such as speed, precision, or safety hazards.  Our automation services install systems that are capable of making thousands of calculations in small periods of time. This allows efficient adjustment to different environments and variables that may take a typical technician or operator hours to perform.  These delays and potential mistakes sometimes result in faulted processes and loss of revenue.


With companies focusing first and foremost on the safety of their employees, they are constantly looking for ways to increase operational safety.  Industrial control and automation design offers countless ways to ensure operator safety. From light curtains to gas monitor interlocks and more, If you can identify a safety concern it can be mitigated through automation.


Any well-planned investment in production automation will pay for itself in a reasonable amount of time. At any point in your process the removal of the need for human interaction will speed up operation and reduce the occurrence of mistakes.  In this instance, a business experiences reductions associated with hiring employees including wages, benefits, insurance, and holidays.  This also allows processes to run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Assuming a process changes periodically due to availability of parts, design revisions, etc.,  training employees to perform updated tasks can be time consuming and expensive.  Automation systems can be changed quickly and easily to accommodate changes in manufacturing processes.  Sometimes changes in the process can be engineered right alongside the engineering of the part revision, allowing for seamless updates with minimal downtime.


The quality and repeat-ability in products manufactured using automated processes is unsurpassed by human manufacturing processes.  Machine Uniformity and absence of fatigue allow for products to be manufactured with precision and speed.


Your automated system can be integrated with any data acquisition system inducing asset control systems, inventory systems, and accounting systems.  Data acquisition can be used to observe operator actions, and process performance. Algorithms can be set up to monitor and find ways to tune and your process, continuously making it more efficient.

About Us

Montana Controls is a full-service automation solution.  Serving industrial, commercial, and residential customers, our goal is to make sure that your processes, buildings, or home operates with the utmost of ease and efficiency.  From industrial control and automation design to implementation and training, we can handle all aspects of your manufacturing system, assembly, or industrial processes.

We offer a wide range of automation services to help you reach your goals, including, but not limited to:

  • Process Automation through PLC or DCS systems
  • High Performance Interface systems
  • Multi-Platform Integration
  • Full system replacement for obsolete systems
  • Custom Database Applications
  • Database Integration
  • Machine Design and Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Control Panel Design and Manufacturing
  • SCADA Systems
  • Instrument Installation and Maintenance
  • System Integration with Maintenance, Inventory, Sales and Accounting systems

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