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Process Solutions

Design Group is a national supplier of integrated process design and implementation solutions to the food, beverage, life science, household personal care, and light industrial sectors. Design Group provides process mechanical and automation services to deliver a wide range of integrated solutions.

Design Group Process expertise includes liquid handling and preparation, solid materials handling and preparation, mixing and blending, high-purity water systems, reactions and fermentations, separation, cleaning, sanitation, and thermal processing systems.

Design Group’s process automation professionals are experts in PLC, DCS, SCADA and S88 Batch systems. Our teams understand that each system is more than just a series of components and need to be integrated to perform as one coordinated system. Our teams are accountable for the design, integration and implementation of the complete system. Document preparation, mechanical design, control system design, instrument specification, panel fabrication and software development all occur in concert. Our approach facilitates seamless integration, improved lead-time and sustainable system performance.

Our Process services span the complete life cycle of our clients' process operations, from the conceptual designs to detail design, construction, startup, and operational validation. With changes in operational requirements, such as product diversity or at the end of equipment life, we can provide our services to change equipment and systems as well as decommission and remove the equipment.

Learn more about Design Group's project experience in the Process Solutions Project Profiles.

  • Process Design

    Whether adding manufacturing capacity, addressing product quality, efficiency and yield or introducing a new product to the market, Design Group understands what it takes to successfully design, integrate and implement a new or modified process solution.  Our design process, led by our industry-seasoned professionals, begins with a comprehensive understanding of our client’s specifications, operating parameters and expectations.  We then apply the specifications and requirements, along with industry recognized best practices to evaluate technology and automation solutions.  These solutions provide a guideline for the design of a high performance system, employing proven technologies with the appropriate level of automation.

    Process Mechanical Design capabilities include: 

    • Feasibility Studies
    • Capacity Analysis
    • Design Basis, Heat and Mass Balances
    • Ingredient Analysis
    • Utility Requirements
    • Equipment Identification and Preliminary Specifications
    • Equipment Arrangements
    • Budget Cost Estimates and Schedule Development
    • PFDs and P&IDs
    • Piping Design (2D and 3D)
    • Equipment Supports and Operator Platform Design
    • As-Built Documentation
  • Process Automation

    Design Group’s process automation professionals combine a broad range of process experience and technical knowledge together with a disciplined execution methodology to deliver robust automation solutions across all industries.  For both batch and continuous processes, Design Group partners with industry leading technology platform providers to deliver world-class solutions. 

    Process Automation capabilities include:

    • Electrical Control System Design
    • Instrumentation Specification
    • Control Panel Design
    • Programming
    • Software Development

    Design Group’s standard services include pre-site simulation, installation management and start-up/commissioning support.  These services ensure the successful and timely implementation of all automation projects.

  • Procurement Services

    Design Group understands the importance of getting the details right when it comes to procuring equipment and services.

    Design Group’s dedicated procurement team purchases nearly $150MM of capital equipment and services annually.  Further, our procurement team supports the procurement of tens of millions of dollars of additional equipment and services purchased directly by Design Group clients. 

    As part of our procurement services, identifying the right technology at the right price and with the right specifications is only the beginning.  Our procurement process reviews financial backgrounds and historical performance, assesses the suppliers installed base and checks for the availability of spare parts and local service technicians.  This allows Design Group to make sure we identify the right technology, application, and supplier for each specific project.  Finally, prior to issuing an order, Design Group’s procurement team reviews all contractual terms to verify they align with our client’s requirements and then work to negotiate favorable terms related to performance, service rates, warranties and spare parts. 

  • New Product Introduction

    Design Group supports the development and design for new product introductions, from initial proof-of-concept product trials through full scale product launches.

    Design Group’s process professionals work with product development teams to determine the unit operations, and equipment needed to fully design, integrate, test and implement new product solutions.  Further, our technical teams support the evaluation of other support systems (utilities, HVAC, facility, packaging, etc.) to complete a comprehensive plan to fully design and implement these solutions. 

  • Equipment, Parts, and Distribution

    Cadence Technologies provides sanitary equipment, instrumentation, and services to the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. Our mission is to serve our clients by providing high purity process equipment and systems with specialty engineering and strategic consulting to help them succeed in their marketplace.

    Long-standing, high-volume relationships with our suppliers enable us to pass knowledgeable and cost-effective solutions on to our customers. We can provide for all of your needs for parts, components, and systems.

    For more information on Equipment, Parts, and Distribution, visit Cadence Technologies.

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