A barrel sander sands barrels on a machine in which ICAD provided machine builder automation.

ICAD provided the machine builder automation on this custom barrel sander.

ICAD has been working to provide machine builder automation for OEM customer designs for 20+ years.  Our customers choose us because we combine our extensive experience with the latest proven technology and then tailor the whole package to each project’s custom requirements.


Usually, OEM machine builders enlist us to provide the controls for their custom designs, so they can focus on what they do best–the mechanical design.  Our role in these projects typically starts with the initial design and consulting with the customer to design the correct control system at the best cost.  Unlike many of our competitors, we use in-house professional engineers to design these systems.  This ensures compliance with the latest safety and production standards.

As typically happens with projects of such complexity – we rely heavily upon our experienced engineers who knew exactly how each component worked due to specific customized client needs and unique business processes. Our seasoned engineers design intricate, yet easy-to-use systems including Rockwell Automation PLCs, Ignition, Siemens and Schneider Electric.

Industrial automation control panel

Industrial automation Control Panel

Our customers appreciate that we can handle both the design and build machine builder automation.  This eliminates the finger pointing and excessive change orders that can happen between engineers and contractors when they are from different companies. Our remarkable team is able to handle any electrical or automation project, no matter how intricate. From start-to-finish they ensure timely delivery and 100% accuracy at launch. These are the types of project our team enjoys that put our expertise to the test and create lasting client relationships.


If you are an OEM in need of machine builder automation assistance give us a call or shoot us a message.  We look forward to working with you on your project’s specific needs.