Bertelkamp Automation offers industrial automation solutions to manufacturers across all industries. Our services include application and mechanical design, controls engineering, engineering support, startup/installation support, frame construction, and panel/system assembly. In addition to our value-add services, customers enjoy the benefit of reduced costs due to Bertelkamp’s preferred pricing with many products. Our automation assembly department, complete with UL508A certification, allows us to guarantee quality and efficiency, saving our customers time and money.

With over 140 years combined engineering experience, Bertelkamp Automation offers unparalleled technical resources to keep your machines in production. Whether the machine is a simple mechanical system, or a complex system with many axes of motion and networking, we provide the quality and service you deserve.

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Automation Assembly


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Bertelkamp Automation has over 14,000 ft2 in the Knoxville location dedicated to assembly of automation products. With UL 508A certification for Industrial Control Panels and more than 7500 industrial control panels built since 2005, we have the experience and personnel to handle your assembly needs. With that volume comes experience, and that experience has allowed us to branch out to many other areas in the automation industry. Whether you need a control panel, a valve manifold, a modular extruded aluminum frame, a conveyor system, or simply kitting your parts for a tool crib, we are built to handle it. Our staff of experienced Automation Technicians can meet your needs.

  • Industrial Control Panels
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Modular Aluminum Systems
  • Systems & Special Applications
  • Retrofit and Upgrade
  • Kitting Services

Application & Design

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Bertelkamp Automation’s Engineering Department is uniquely positioned to assist in the Application and Design of your automation projects. Our experienced automaton engineers can help increase your capacity for automation. Whether you need help with product migration from an obsolete part or designing the controls architecture of a completely new automation cell that will improve your company’s efficiency and production, we can make sure that you have the correct solution to fit your particular need. We also have a state-of-the-art lab dedicated to proof-of-concept and design validation testing of robotic and machine vision solutions. PLC specification and support, traditional and collaborative robots, machine vision, and extrusion system design are just a few of the areas that we can help you and your engineering team.

  • Robotic & Machine Vision Proof-of-Concept Lab
  • Automation Control Systems
  • Robotic Solutions
  • Machine Vision & ID
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Modular Framing Systems
  • Machine Guarding and Safety Systems
  • Fluid Power
  • Educational Equipment

Engineering & Product Support

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Once the system is installed and in production, we know the job isn’t over. In fact, it’s just beginning. Part of our value-add service is to support your staff and the product throughout its life. Our engineering staff is here to support you whether the system was just installed or if the system is nearing its end-of-life and is needing upgrading/retrofitting. We also offer custom training for your staff so they can be self-sustaining. In addition, we have dedicated inside and outside account representatives who are here to make sure you have replacements when you need them or can help with specifying new parts. Also, to make sure that you’re kept aware of new products that are coming available, we routinely update our state-of-the-art mobile display showroom, allowing us to showcase new products.

  • Project Consultation & Support
  • Customized Training
  • Dedicated Account Representatives
  • Mobile Demo Showroom