Author Archives: Jim Gavigan

About Jim Gavigan

Business Development Manager at Logical Systems, LLC jgavigan@logicalsysinc.com

Youthful Exuberance in Engineering


It is well documented that there is a talent shortage in the engineering ranks and especially in controls engineering these days. It seems as though we are losing more engineers than we are gaining in our industry and it is … Continue reading

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PLC’s Versus PC’s For Control – Is There Still a Debate?


Controldesign.com is revisiting an article that they published in February 2001 where they debated PLC’s versus PC’s in industrial settings. I saw the latest update on this topic today. I remember the debate raging with several customers when I went to … Continue reading

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Eliminating the White Knuckle ride of Startup: The importance of Simulation and Factory Acceptance Testing, Part III


Again, I want to apologize for not finishing this series before now, but the reason that I even started the series was because we were executing a project at a steel mill that would involve a heavy amount of simulation … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Homecoming?


First of all, let me apologize for my/our lack of regular posting in a while. I lost focus and realize that this needs to be a regular event if we are going to make a run in social media. Next week, … Continue reading

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LSI launches DALS website


05/07/12 – LSI has recently launched a new website for its DALS product. This is a set of software and hardware tools that is geared at the quality control and testing industry which has primarily been used in refrigeration and … Continue reading

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What’s new at LSI – July 25, 2011


I don’t usually like to use the blog space for “bragging” or for “commercials,” but the last 3-6 months at LSI have been pretty exciting with bookings and with projects completed. I thought I would list some accomplishments that have … Continue reading

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Eliminating the White Knuckle Ride of Startup: Simulation and Factory Acceptance Testing, Part II


  In part I of this blog, the importance of having a good functional description was essential in developing a good simulation application, which then leads a good factory acceptance test. In this blog, the importance of simulation is discussed, … Continue reading

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The importance of Simulation and Factory Acceptance Testing, Part I


I want to outline some critical steps in projects that many end users still overlook, and those are functional description definition, process simulation, and factory acceptance testing. I think that the value of a proper simulation and factory acceptance test … Continue reading

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First video blog


 LSI’s first video blog – as a test.

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LSI’s services may qualify for a tax credit


Recently, our CFO sent an internal email request about hours spent on a few “products” that LSI produces, as these hours may qualify for a tax credit. He also informed me that our customers also could receive a tax credit … Continue reading

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