Improved Reliability, Increased Safety, and High Integrity
CONVERSIONS, INC. was founded in 1969 as a privately held consulting firm that specialized in purpose specific design projects. The headquarters was originally located in the cemtral midwestern United States, the hub of a large manufacturing automation region.
The early mission of CONVERSIONS, INC. focused on the principles of organizing and analyzing automation information through full project implementation. The firm carefully managed project work to ensure growth without the need for venture capital or going public. CONVERSIONS, INC. projects included developing innovatiove solutions to increase productivity and profitability for clients. From these early projects emerged concepts for processes and tools that could be applied in an advanced automated environment.
During the 1970's and early 1980s, CONVERSIONS, INC. realocated its resources to developing a core set of application tools that could be applied in an industrial environment to create high reliability solutions for increased safety in the power industry, process control, and discrete manufacturing. This is what is known today as Critical Control technology, a term wich originated from CONVERSIONS, INC. involvement with the global standards committees devoted to improved high reliability and increased availability control solutions.
In 1987, CONVERSIONS, INC. was incorporated and expanded to meet the challenges of a dynamic business environment. By establishing focused divisions which provide specific advanced technology solutions, the company has grown and today is recognized for its leading edge capability in providing the best possible designs with the most current proven technology.
CONVERSIONS, INC. held its first User's Group Conference in 1985, the same year it developed the first truly integrated TMR (Triple Modular Redundancy) industrial control architecture based system. This first conference, was provided to engage divergent users for the first time, which then resulted in continued events sponsored globally in 34 countries.
In 1989, CONVERSIONS, INC. launched its first commercial SIS (Safety Instrumented System) the XMR, and SIS software called SafeSIS. It combined computer display features, such as graph and chart visual statistical representations, with a database management tool for assigning attributes to these features. By statistically analyzing system configurations, XMR hardware selection, and reliability data, quantitative results compliment qualitative analisis in determining the proper selection for the control system solution. This analysis became the basis for specific system development, and in 1990, CONVERSIONS, INC. opened two new divisions to provide high reliability products for the controls industry; Process Analyzers and Monitors and SPIDER® Industrial Computer Systems, in addition to its Advanced Power, High Reliability, and Critical Controls business.
In 1998, the company once again expanded when its product division offered an "off the shelf" universal SIS based SIL independent safety control unit that implements most of the required functionality for DCS, PLC, and advanced control safety at a fraction of the typical implementation cost. Today with locations in the Gulf Coast Area of Texas and the Space Coast Area of Florida, CONVERSIONS, INC. continues to provide current technology products and systems that meet the emerging global standards and requirements for the most reliable and safest control solutions available in the process and automation related industries.