About The Company

Company

Who we are

CPS is a full service systems engineering, integration and fabrication company with over four decades of experience.  Since opening our doors in 1979 we have grown to one of the most reliable and talented firms that is dedicated to custom solutions. The many years of work on large and small projects and sometimes under difficult conditions, have taught the company a lot about doing business in an efficient and successful manner. Customers value our common-sense approach, responsiveness, and ability to deliver top-quality systems on time and on budget.

What we do

For over four decades CPS has been engaged in the design and build of custom machine, process, control systems, industrial automation, and skid fabrication.   Partnering with CPS allows customers to focus on their core business objectives and while remaining confident that their complex equipment automation needs are secured by a service provider with a stable foundation, creative thinking, seasoned staff and an ability to reliably deliver a complete range of automation services.

How we do it

As an integrator for all facets of your project, CPS methodically reviews the project requirements then develops the necessary design and engineering that will deliver your desired results. CPS then provides the detailed engineering, programming and interface expertise necessary as well as determine the hardware, instrumentation and software components necessary to successfully combine these components and to build the actual control systems and equipment with in-house labor.

Our customers

Our company has grown but our commitment remains the same – to structure resources to meet the specific needs of each client. This type of attitude has served us well. Some of our customer relationships span decades.

Over the past 40+ years, CPS has demonstrated expertise in the areas of automation engineering, data/information technology, process equipment design, skid fabrication, electrical/instrumentation/mechanical design and qualification/validation.

Customer Testimonials

Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Company

“Over the past 14 years, CPS has demonstrated expertise in the areas of automation engineering, data/information technology, process equipment design & fabrication, mechanical support and qualification/validation. CPS has consistently delivered exceptional results.”

          Group Leader – Biologics Process & Product Development

Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Company

“It was my pleasure to work with your Manufacturing, Operations, and Engineering personnel over this past year to make this program a true success. I will reference the teamwork and dedication shown by both our staffs in working together as a benchmark model for cooperative projects.”

          Project Leader – Analytical Development

International Water Technologies Company

“CPS’s full-service capabilities, including engineering design & development, field and phone support, emergency on-site service and a wide array of precision shop functions clearly propel your company into a leader in your field.”

          Manager – Program Management & Planning

Fortune 500 Specialty Chemical Company

“CPS’s consistent responsiveness to problems, resourcefulness in finding the right solution, dedication to our department and your overall hard work have earned this level of support from us. We truly appreciate the relationship we have developed with CPS.”

          Senior Design Engineer – North American Equipment Group

Facilities

Location

CPS operates from two building with a total of 29,000 sq. ft. of floor space in a modern industrial park located in northern New Jersey. Centrally situated within the tri-state area and near several major highways. CPS is readily accessible from Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

The facility is also an easy car ride from two international airports (Newark(EWR) – 25 min., Kennedy(JFK) – 55 min.); and from two domestic airports (Essex County – 5 min., Teterboro – 15 min.).

skid fabrication site

Manufacturing Floor

  • Fully equipped, UL508A, UL698A and UL698B rated
  • 23,000 square feet of fabrication space
  • 3-D Model Stations for skid fabrication on shop floor
  • Dedicated Test Area
  • Utility Trucks, Forklifts, Manlifts, Hydraulic & Gantry Cranes
  • Clean Room for Pharmaceutical Welding/Assembly Area
  • Separate Receiving for Materials
  • Computerized Material and Cert. Tracking
  • Segregated Ferrous/Nonferrous Storage Areas
  • Recording Borescope System
  • Stainless Tooling
  • Gas and Plasma Cutting, TIG, MIG, Stud Welding equipment
  • Orbital Welding Systems
  • Tube/Weld Polishing Machine
  • Motorized Rotary Welding Turntable
  • Digital Profilometer
  • Positive Material Identification
  • Precision Lathe, Band Saws, Drill Press, Milling Machines
  • Cold Saw with Feed System
  • Belt and Disk Sanders
  • Spray Paint Booth
  • Computerized Labeling/Engraving, Wire Marking systems
  • Crating and Foam-in-Place system
  • Loading dock capable of accommodating all sizes of trucking vehicles

 

Staging and Test Center utilities

  • 3 phase multi-voltage (230, 380, 460, 600 volt) electric
  • Water supply loop
  • Compressed air supply (filtered and dry air)
  • Chilled water, Clean steam, DI water
Quality System

QMS (Quality Management System)

The QMS program at CPS consists of a complete set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Guidelines and has been developed for every phase of the design, skid fabrication, software development and testing of control system project as well as all aspects of the company business, including employee management, strategy management and financial management.

skid fabrication - chart

The standardized practices and guidelines dictate the methods and standards we use for tasks such as specification development, software/system development, project design reviews, test plans, change control, data archiving etc., so all clients are assured consistent high quality.

Our QMS is based on the “V” model which follows proven, industry-accepted guidelines such as GAMP, ISO, IEEE and business management models from organizations such as CSIA (Control System Integrators Association).

CPS has been in business long enough to also know that customers may have standards and procedures that must be followed, and we have designed our QMS to incorporate and use client standards when they exist.

Audits

CPS has been formally and informally audited by hundreds of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, food and companies from other industries. These audits have covered topics from engineering practices to data backup and disaster recovery – from inventory management to process design review – from the test procedures used to inspect control panels to orbital welding and borescoping procedures.

CSIA Best Practices and Benchmarks – CPS also underwent comprehensive third-party audits against the CSIA Best Practices and Benchmarks to become a CERTIFIED member of the CSIA (Control System Integrators Association)

Safety & Health Certifications

                

Corporate Safety & Health Policy

CPS firmly believes in ensuring that its operations are carried out in a way that shields the health and safety of its employees, visitors, and customers and meets or exceeds the regulatory requirement of OSHA and other state and federal safety guidelines.

CPS is committed to providing employees with the resources, training and tools necessary to perform their job in a safe manner. Employees are responsible for following all procedures, working safely, and, wherever possible, improving safety measures. An injury and accident-free workplace is the goal.

Operations at CPS are guided by documented set of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), including a Safety at CPS SOP and CPS Safety Plans Manual.

In addition, CPS specifically undertakes to comply with all statutory requirements and relevant industry standards. such as:

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • International Society of Automation (ISA)
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Underwriter Laboratory (UL)

CPS is an Avetta (formerly PICS) and ISNetWorld Safety Audited Company

Avetta (formerly PICS) and ISNetWorld are global contractor management consortiums committed to improving Health, Safety and Quality. Avetta and ISNetWorld prequalification and auditing services have become the standard in many industries, including: Chemical, Construction, Energy, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Pulp & Paper and Pharmaceutical. Avetta and ISNetWorld ensure that suppliers are prequalified to work in a safe and sustainable manner.

Certifications

UL and cUL (Underwriters Laboratory)

CPS has been approved by the Underwriters Labortory as a UL Listed Manufacturing Facility for both the US and Canada, including the UL-508A, UL-698A and UL-698B listings for hazardous locations.

CSA (Canadian Standards Association)

CPS has been approved by the Canadian Standards Association as a CSA Certified Manufacturing Facility for both Canada and the USA for Industrial Control Panels and Motor Control Panels up to 600V and 400A.

CE (Conformité Européenne)

CPS is authorized to apply the CE mark on its compliant equipment. Before the CE marking may be affixed to a product, the essential requirements of the applicable European Directive must be met. CE indicates conformity with mandatory European safety requirements.

ASME BPE, B31.1/3 and AWS D1.1 Code Welding

CPS has a full welding program and the welders and AWS inspectors on staff certified for ASME and AWS welding.  We are also equipped and capable of inspecting and testing completed assemblies in accordance with ASME/AWS. CPS provides weld inspections with video recorded borescope, positive material identification, x-ray, ultrasound, dye penetrant and other inspection methods.  CPS also maintains a segregated area for controlled and documented receiving, storage and fabrication of non-ferrous stainless steel.

CSIA (Control and Information System Integrators Association)

CPS has achieved a Registered Member Level 1 (top level) Certification status with the CSIA (Control and Information System Integrators Association). The stringent and comprehensive Standards and Practices audit required to obtain the certification demonstrates that the System Integrator has reached the highest level of professional and technical excellence.

CSIA is a worldwide group of Systems Integrators and Associate Members and is the largest such organization in North America. To achieve Level 1 Certification with the CSIA a systems integrator must successfully complete an extensive third-party audit process that measures performance against its Best Practices and Benchmarks criteria in seven business areas – General Management, Human Resources, Project Management, Quality Management, Financial Management, Business Development and Technical Management.

 

Professional Affiliations

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 140,000 members in 151 countries.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

The IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. There are more than 430,000 IEEE members in more than 160 countries. The IEEE publishes a third of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics and is a leading developer of international standards that underpin many of today’s telecommunications, information technology and power generation products and services.

ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering)

ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its Members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. ISPE is committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience. ISPE members represent the various disciplines who use expert knowledge to create high-quality, cost-effective GMP solutions.

GAMP (Good Automated Manufacturing Practice)

GAMP stands for Good Automated Manufacturing Practice. The GAMP 5 Guide for Validation of Automated Systems aims to assist companies in the healthcare industries to achieve validated and compliant automated systems. It provides guidance to the suppliers of those GAMP 5 automated systems on their development and maintenance by following good practice and assists the suppliers in producing the necessary documentation required to support validation.

CSIA (Control System Integrators Association )

Founded in 1994, the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is a not-for-profit, global trade association that seeks to advance the industry of control system integration. Control system integrators use their engineering, technical and business skills to help manufacturers and others automate their industrial equipment and systems. CSIA helps members improve their business skills, provides a forum to share industry expertise, and promotes the benefits of hiring a certified control system integrator. CSIA has over 500 member companies in 35 countries.