Our History


Dave Wagner -Principal
Is the owner of Control Design Solutions. He has over thirty years of experience providing electrical controls service for clients in a wide range of industry from food to automotive. He is experienced with continuous process systems as well as discrete manufacturing. Dave has extensive experience with packaging equipment including baggers, cartoners, casepackers and palletizers. Dave strongly believes in building customer relationships based on integrity and a commitment to the customer’s satisfaction. He continues to be involved with the technical execution of many of the projects that CDSL provides their clients.

Control Design Solutions, Limited provides electrical controls engineering design services for industrial automation.  These services include: conceptual control system design, creation of electrical schematics, panel design, software development, installation/start-up support and training.  Control Design Solutions specializes in custom designed electrical control systems that help make client’s manufacturing plant more competitive..


Since that start in 2000, Control Design Solutions, Limited (CDSL) has grown to become an engineering design and integration company specializing in developing practical solutions for process, packaging, control and industrial automation projects.  We provide complete systems for material handling, process, packaging machine control and batch weighing applications.  The staff has extensive plant-floor experience applying PLC controls and the latest controls hardware to meet your application requirements.  Our design experience provides us with the knowledge to provide a complete solution in a wide variety of industries.  We also have the plant-floor experience that provides us with an understanding of what it takes to provide a system that performs as designed and is maintainable by the end user.

Our system design engineers evaluate your retrofit or new equipment projects and create a custom solution adapted to your specific needs.  CDSL has done everything from a single machine controller upgrade to a completely new process and packaging line.  Our capabilities include: line layouts, productivity upgrades, machine rebuilds, custom machine fabrication, detailed hardware design of PLC-based control systems and development of specialty equipment.  Design drawings generated using AutoCAD software include; Process Flow Diagrams, P&IDs, equipment layouts, power distribution schematics, I/O rack wiring diagrams, panel layouts and bills-of-materials.  We are experienced with the configuration and programming of stand-alone or networked PLC-based controls.  We have the necessary training to design/develop and program Allen-Bradley’s complete line of programmable controllers including ControlLogix.  CDSL also provides construction, check-out and start-up assistance.

A key component of any control system is the operator interface.  Beyond push buttons and switches we can integrate a fully functional operator interface into your systems, providing interactive data displays as well as equipment diagnostics.  We understand the importance and have the knowledge to design an interface that provides operational personnel with the information they need in a clear and concise manner.  We are experienced with Allen-Bradley’s complete line of interface devices as well as a number of other hardware platforms.

Our customers come first.  Whether we work as a subcontractor or directly for the end-user, we want to become part of your team dedicated to providing quality service for your project needs.  With our experience, technical know-how and engineering tools, we can design, develop and implement a successful system for your application.  We would welcome the opportunity to provide a proposal for your next project.

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