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APQ Engineering, Inc.

211 Aspen Avenue

Menahga, MN 56464

(218) 564-7832


PLC Programming

Programming is Our Core Service as a Systems Integrator

We provide PLC Programming services to a wide variety of clients, including major brands, in different industries. Each type of client has different needs and project parameters, which our automation and engineering staff can easily navigate.

Industries We Specialize In
  • Food and Beverage
  • Dairy
  • Agriculture
  • Wood Products
  • Automotive Products
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Machine Control

Accuracy is important to you. It’s important to us, too. We’ve provided machine control services to several firms to help their machines perform precise motion control and high-speed sequences.

Project Examples:

  • New packaging machine development and testing
  • Packaging machine retrofit with new control panels and servo motors
  • Retrofit metal fabrication equipment with servo controls
  • Robot integration to packaging machine for food manufacturer
  • New metal cutting machine

Process Control

We have delivered process control systems within several industries, Food & Beverage, Dairy, Cheese, Animal nutrition, waste water lift stations, and hydroponic green houses.

System Examples:

  • CIP
  • Food & Beverage Recipes
  • Animal Feed Batching
  • Chemical Reactor
  • Oil Blending
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Our standards are designed to minimize troubleshooting time. We take extra time to develop code that is readable and documented for your maintenance staff who will need to support the system.

We will work with the site standard if possible or document a new standard if needed. Having a standard-based performance enables data collection, repeatable operations, reduces downtime, and provides a framework for future additions.

  • Rockwell Automation
    • Allen-Bradley
    • PLC5
    • SLC
    • ControlLogix
  • Beckhoff
  • CTI
  • Unitronics
  • Schneider
  • And many others
  1. Analyze and plan the sequence of events for automation
  2. Create a functional description to help define desired operations
  3. Define standards and structure for code
  4. Write the sequences
  5. Simulation and testing for every device and sequence
  6. Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT)
  7. Final revisions and testing
  8. On-site checkout and startup

Sometimes problems show up or changes are needed, but we’re here to help. We can travel to your site to troubleshoot problems and make major changes, or we can use remote access tools for small changes and faster troubleshooting.

Immediate Service Area

Travel time and expense will not be billed for our immediate service areas.

We use a reduced rate for travel time and we don’t markup travel expenses for job sites that are farther away.


  • Detroit Lakes
  • Menahga
  • Park Rapids
  • Perham
  • Wadena
  • Walker


  • Becker county
  • Hubbard county
  • Wadena county

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