Technology Partners

Technology Partners at the Digital Foundry in New Kensington are the cornerstone of our commitment to the success of our region. These companies have joined forces with us to bring their technology and expertise to our programs and space. Together, we empower companies and individuals to embrace and harness the power of smart technologies. 

CESMII the Smart Manufacturing Institute




CESMII brings together technology, solutions, skills, practice, and knowledge to break down barriers to progress, making the power of information and innovation accessible to all who touch manufacturing. Regardless of your organization’s size, industry sector or experience, we help ensure that people and systems create value in and across manufacturing operations on a national scale.

Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center (SMIC)

Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centers (SMICs) are centers of excellence throughout the U.S. that focus on building industry-specific Smart Manufacturing ecosystems. They enable access to small, medium, and large businesses, connecting manufacturing assets to our SM Innovation platform, national policy development, industry awareness, and workforce development. The Digital Foundry was named one of seven SMICs by CESMII in March of 2022, read more here.






Siemens is a global innovator focusing on digitalization, electrification and automation for the process and manufacturing industries, and is a leader in power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure, and distributed energy systems. For nearly 175 years, the company has developed technologies that support multiple American industries including manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure.

Canary Labs

Canary Labs' mission is to be the premier provider of world-class process data historian software, visualization software, and related services by operating at the highest level of integrity, character, and respect; providing exceptional value to their customers; and committing to develop superior, best-in-class products. Through this mission, Canary commits to long-term client relationships that exceed customer expectations.


FANUC CORPORATION was founded in 1956 in Japan. They started our journey focused on the development of servo motors and CNC controls. In 1982, FANUC brought its technology to the U.S. in the form of industrial robots. Since that time, they’ve never looked back – and today FANUC is the global leader in CNC systems, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs with over 40 million products installed worldwide.

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation's mission is to improve the quality of life by making the world more productive and sustainable. They are committed to enabling the next generation of smart manufacturing. With the right strategy, talented people, and substantial financial strength, they are dedicated to delivering value to their customers. 


Tatsoft is a premier Platform Developer for real-time data monitoring, SCADA and HMI Systems, Distributed Data Aggregation and Advanced Visualization tools. With over 25+ years of experience solving complex problems, the Tatsoft team has industry-proven expertise working with leading companies worldwide, to deliver robust industrial applications in a wide variety of industries and environments, from plant floor to the executive management level.

Inductive Automation

Inductive Automation creates industrial software that empowers organizations to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. By cross-pollinating IT with SCADA technologies, Inductive Automation created Ignition software, the first and only universal industrial application platform. With Ignition, industrial organizations are able to create virtually any kind of industrial application – SCADA, IIoT, MES, and beyond – all on one platform.


Sepasoft provides a modular approach to building Enterprise Class manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions using overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), scheduling, recipe/changeover management, statistical process control (SPC), and track & trace modules.

Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact produces future-oriented components, systems, and solutions for electrical controls, networking, and automation. They are a pioneer in open automation protocols, systems, and technology, including the PLCnext Technology Ecosystem. The state-of-the-art ecosystem offers open hardware, modular engineering software, a global community and digital software marketplace.





KCF Technologies

KCF Technologies was founded in 2000 by three researchers from Penn State University and thrives on constant innovation. Their ongoing collaborations with Penn State and other institutions foster a commitment to continuous learning and growth. They effectively connect cutting-edge technologies with real-world solutions that improve industrial facilities and the communities they serve for a sustainable future.


From factory automation to logistics automation and process automation, SICK’s sensor solutions are keeping industry moving. As a technology and market leader, SICK provides sensor intelligence and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment.



ARIN Technologies

ARIN Technologies uses its patented Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology to develop and manufacture a range of cost-effective alerting and localization systems that make businesses more efficient, profitable and worker-friendly.


With over 55 years of innovation, Banner is a leading worldwide provider of solutions for industrial automation. Their expansive line of sensors, measurement solutions, LED lighting and indicators, machine safety products, industrial networks, and connectivity technology is built to set up easily, work hard, and operate reliably. They are committed to increasing your productivity and operational efficiency while providing personal, attentive service and support

Integrated Systems Technologies (IST)

Partnering with education, IST equips classrooms and training centers with industry-grade technology, equipment, curriculum, and credentials to empower students for careers in robotics, automation, and engineering. 


Cleaveland/Price’s roots go back to 1975 when Chuck Cleaveland accepted responsibility to supply renewal parts for discontinued Westinghouse switches. From the perspective of a renewal parts supplier, our engineers began developing switches that address problems found in switch designs. Since then, Cleaveland/Price has grown to offer a complete line of group operated switches rated up to 345 kV along with a broad line of hookstick-operated switch products and motor operators.


Neurala is a pioneer in AI-powered quality inspection software providing a proprietary AI platform to empower companies to automate visual inspections. Manufacturers around the world use Neurala VIA software to increase inspection rates and reduce product defects. 

CKD USA Corporation

“Creating Solutions Together” CKD USA provides an extensive array of automation technology products, including pneumatic and electric actuators, directional control valves, vacuum components, air preparation, and process valves. CKD products are found in a wide range of industries, from automotive and packaging to semiconductor and medical and are specified in automation and machinery by OEMs and end-users world-wide. 



Premier Automation

Premier Automation is an engineered solutions company that specializes in providing automation, drive and electrical control solutions and services to industrial markets. Premier Automation offers cost-effective, industry-specific technology solutions to help their customers increase their industrial productivity, efficiency and overall systems performance. They take the time to understand your unique process and requirements and then work closely with you to develop the best control solution for your need.

Advanced Controls & Distribution (ACD)

Advanced Controls and Distribution (ACD) is a technology-leading, full-line distributor of industrial electrical supplies serving an extensive network of vendors and customers. ACD works directly with some of the largest industrial and OEM accounts throughout Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio.


Ectobox is an industrial intelligence solutions company facilitating growth and efficiency in U.S. manufacturers. They believe that manufacturers should compete and win on innovation, productivity, and quality. Becoming a Data-Driven organization- connecting machines, people, and data systems. In Their solutions, they use open technologies, integrate data with a structured Unified Namespace, focus on solving the business challenges first, and drive more value with less complexity.