Global Translations for Industrial Control Systems and Products

Automation systems for manufacturing, distribution systems, the power industry, transportation and many other industries have become a crucial technological sector that reaches into virtually every corner of the industrial world. As a leader in the development and manufacture of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), distributed control systems (DCS), and programmable logic controllers (PLC), the United States is home to manufacturers who produce and export this technology throughout the world. Today, few large-scale industries can function without Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The highly technical nature and complexity of these systems mean that extensive documentation is required for their installation, operation, maintenance, security and support. In addition, software interfaces and a wide range of display technology also require specialized language localization services.  International Language Systems, with our expertise in technical translations, is uniquely capable of properly translating documentation for this industry.

Technical Expertise for Translation Accuracy

Translating highly technical documentation in this industry requires linguists who are not only native speakers of your target languages, but also completely fluent in the source language, typically English. In addition, they must have significant expertise in IT and automation technology. As a leader in translation services for business and industry, ILS has built an extensive resource pool of highly skilled translators with the knowledge and experience required to handle localization projects for industrial control systems manufacturers. Our project managers, too, all long-term members of our team, have extensive experience in handling complex projects in this area.

Building Efficiency through Long-Term Relationships

Long-term relationships between ICS manufacturers and translation providers are especially important for successful translations.  By building client-specific  glossary and translation memory databases for use with our state-of-the-art translation environment tool (TeNT), significant increases in efficiency and cost reductions can be realized.  Over time, your database grows and reduces project timelines while maintaining consistency for your translations. Accuracy and clarity are essential elements for these projects, as is close cooperation between your documentation team and your translation services provider. Data security is important, as well.  ILS maintains rock solid encrypted data storage and requires comprehensive non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s) for all personnel assigned to work on your projects.

  • Translations and Localization Services for All ICS Systems
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Distributed Control Systems (DCSs)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Embedded Controls
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SISs)
  • Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs)
  • Other Automation & Control Systems

Choosing the Right Translation Partner Is Essential to Success

From our certified ISO 9001:2008 quality processes and our superbly qualified industry-specialized linguists in 180 languages to our seasoned project management team, every aspect of our operation is dedicated to exceeding our clients’ expectations.

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