Engineering Design Services

Get your material handling system operating fast with engineering design

The Bastian Controls team will get your material handling system operational fast, allowing you the benefit of improved operations ahead of your competition.  From new to existing equipment and from small conveying systems to fully automated robotic interfaces; let the expertise of our engineers give you full control of your material handling system.

Bastian offers custom control system design and integration as well as full support systems to accompany the installation of their controls systems. Choose Bastian Solutions for all of your controls system needs!

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Open Architecture

Bastian Controls only utilizes open, non-proprietary controls programs in the design and implementation of our controls systems. These provide our customers with proven and reliable standards for system control which minimizes the initial investment and maximizes operational uptime. Our non-proprietary systems also allows flexibility for support and upgrades after the initial installation. We strive to earn your continued business, not hold you hostage with proprietary black box control systems.

Remote Diagnostics

Our control architecture allows for remote internal and external monitoring of important system performance parameters to ensure maximum operational performance. Often times these are incorporated at multiple locations within your facility as well as externally to primary control or support locations. All of our systems are also designed with remote support connections via dial up modems or internet connections. We can operate these systems within your current network security environments to ensure all information is maintained securely.

PC/PLC Based Systems

Bastian Controls offers both PC and PLC based control systems depending upon your application or specifications. Our PC system architecture provides the best of both worlds with core processing code operating independent of the windows environment, and non critical operator interfaces operating with user friendly and easy to learn windows based applications. Both our PLC and PC code use standard logic routines to bring about an extremely reliable solution quickly.

Open, Non-Proprietary Equipment

The Bastian Controls team utilizes commercially available components and programming architectures.  In addition, the Bastian Controls team specifies only the most reliable cost effective components.

Design Flexibility and Scalability

The Bastian Controls team utilizes design processes which include factors for future growth and reconfiguration.   The Bastian Controls team’s modular design architectures place the controls at the conveyor, making reconfigurations quick and easy.


Integration with Leading ERP and WMS

Our systems have interfaced with a wide variety of WMS and ERP systems, such as High Jump, Red Prairie, Manhattan Associates, and SAP. Our standard interface protocols are designed to efficiently pass information between the host system and the controls environment. These provide real time routing and material status updates to your upper level information and accounting systems.

Complete Controls Experience from a Single Source

Material handling and automation systems involve integrating a variety of automation technologies to meet your specific objectives.  These technologies must work together smoothly for your operation to achieve maximum productivity.  Bastian has the necessary experience in conveyor controls and automation to bring together the entire material handling system so that each separate piece works in harmony.

Turnkey Controls Installation

The Bastian Controls team serves as a single point of contact for your automation project to ensure fast, efficient installation of your system, allowing you the benefit of improved operations ahead of your competition.

Full Service Controls

The Bastian Controls team offers the entire spectrum of services required for your conveyor controls projects.  We work directly with you up front to provide the right services at the right time.  To make your projects successful, we will customize our team and resources based on your objectives.  With the Bastian Controls team you can rest assured that we are fully dedicated to your operational success.



Broad Industry Experience

The Bastian Controls team has a breadth of systems experience across many industries.  Through the team’s experience, we bring the best technologies to you for your conveyor controls and automation projects.

Total Operational Visibility

The Bastian Controls team uses Human Machine Interface (HMI) technologies providing operational visibility to track and diagnose product routing thus helping to ensure operational success in your facility enterprise-wide.

Interface Experience

The Bastian Controls team has proven experience interfacing to many different systems utilizing a wide variety of operational features and interface protocols. The effective flow of information to and from your material handling system is important in the just in time, high customer service business environment.  Bastian’s Warehouse Control System (WCS) acts as the real-time interface between the floor equipment and the upper level information systems.  We have experience interfacing to many different host systems using a variety of interface protocols.



The Bastian Controls team provides a 24/7 support call center.

  • Remote dial-In
  • Modifications/upgrades
  • Support contracts/services
  • Web based video monitoring
  • Cell phone/PDA advisory alerts
  • Operational consulting
  • Planned maintenance software
  • Spare parts specification

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