productivity, automation

Turnkey Solutions in Pneumatic Engineering, Electrical Programming


Burns Controls can integrate electrical systems & offer robotic and automation solutions at low costs, high quality and at fast response times.  Our warehouse can retrofit a control panel, create PLC panels, design a VFD panel, offer our technical expertise, design and fabricate custom control panels with products that are usually stocked in our fully-equipped warehouse.

Our knowledgeable staff has the expertise and manufacturing process solutions to move your plans forward from paper drawings to  production in no time! Contact us at to find out how we can help you improve your production!



Join us for a Day of Automation & Manufacturing Technology

Event Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2 PM
Location:     SCHUNK Technology and Service Center
10757 Cutten Road, Building 6, Houston, TX 77066

Schunk staff at showroom

Burns Controls and SCHUNK host a day of Automation & Manufacturing Technology in Houston, July 18th, Thursday. Attendees can view new products, robotic demonstrations and have an opportunity for Q+A with our speakers. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Product demonstrations will be taking place throughout the day, and you will have the chance to network and discuss your manufacturing challenges with our team of industry experts. Explore successful applications and learn how SCHUNK technology can be leveraged for improved productivity.


Questions,  contact Pat Burns Jr.  or  Robert Burns   to learn more.



Comau – a leader in Industrial Automation & Robotics

Comau Automation pic

Burns Controls is proud to announce a new partnership with Comau, an Italian industrial automation company specializing in delivering advanced industrial automation products and systems. Comau’s technology and systems for electric, hybrid and traditional vehicle manufacturing, industrial robots, collaborative and wearable Comau Robotics inforobotics, dedicated machining centers and interconnected digital services helps manufacturers of all sizes in almost any industry to experience higher quality, increased productivity, faster time-to-market and lower overall costs.

Contact to find out more about Comau and how Burns Controls can help you level up your productivity!

See Comau at the Automate 2019 Show HERE!

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Pneumatic Directional Control Valves, Ceram™ Available at Burns Controls Online

Burns Controls is proud to offer the Ceram™ Pneumatic Directional Control Valves for industries that demand tough valves for longer lasting life in harsh operating environments. You can find these products at online at 5_2 Dir valve size 4

The AVENTICS Ceram 4-way pneumatic directional control valves are subbase mounted in single or manifold configurations. The valves have ISO 5599/1 mounting dimensions, so they are interchangeable with other ISO 5599/1 valves. They are available in ISO sizes 1, 2, 3 and 4, with port sizes from ¼“ to 1“ NPTF and ISO G (BSPP). Inside the Ceram valve, there is a pair of sliding ceramic plates that form a near perfect, almost indestructible seal. The near diamond hard plates wipe themselves clean, shrugging off ingested dirt that destroys ordinary valves. Unlike most spool valves, the Ceram valve doesn’t stick. The ceramic plates are warranted for the life of the valve. Choose from solenoid or air pilot operation, two – or three-position (closed center or exhaust open center) operation, even dual-pressure and vacuum operation if needed.

Everything pipes directly into the base, even remote piloted air signals. That makes it easy to add accessories like flow controls or a regulator, or even a maintenance plate that allows a valve to be serviced while the other valves on the manifold operate.

The Ceram valve are very prevalent in industries where ordinary valves just don’t last. These industries include: tire plants, foundries, paper mills, steel plants, concrete batch plants, sawmills, plywood and board plants, automotive assembly, glass manufacturers, smelters, rubber and plastics, sheet metal fabrication, etc. Plus, they work great in more normal applications/environments also.

Product Features:

Expected service life exceeds 150 million cycles
ISO 5599/1 Sizes 1, 2, 3, and 4
1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″ NPT port sizes on subbases and manifold segments (subbases and manifold segments with ISO G – BSPP ports also available)
Flow capacity of 1.1 Cv (Size 1), 2.4 Cv (Size 2), 4.3 Cv (Size 3), & 7.5 Cv (Size 4)
Working pressure: 0 to 150 psi, except intrinsically safe versions the maximum pilot valve pressure is 115 psi
Vacuum applications to 24″ Hg
Models include single or double solenoid and air pilot. Explosion proof and intrinsically safe solenoids available
Standard valves are rated for NEMA 4
Wide range of accessories including sandwich speed controls and regulators

Contact us at for more details.


Mitsubishi News – Summer 2017

Don’t let the heat slow down your summer productivity. Vacations and maybe a slower demand may prod you to delay any improvements to your production line. Summer is actually the best time to tinker and advance your development plans, and Mitsubishi Electric has plenty to offer to help streamline your processes. Check out our Summer newsletter to see what’s the latest with Mitsubishi Electric!

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Steamline your Instruments & Devices

Why go to the expense and hassle of laying cables, when Define InstrumentsTwin Link transmits wireless for up to 2 and half miles (with Line of Sight) and also controls devices over distance.Twin Link Photo

Twin Link accepts the widest variety of input types (mA, RTD, Freq) and it’s ready for 4-20ma I/O applications straight out of the box!

Reach can be extended with the addition of repeater units which can also be used to transmit around RF obstacles when line of sight is obscured.

Best of all, it takes just 60 seconds to setup with the free Toolbox software. So if you want to kiss cabling costs goodbye, contact me, Pat Burns Jr., via, get Twin Link today.

Define Instruments also offers a powerful product that will replace up to 16 instruments with just 1: the ZEN-16Define Instruments Zen

This powerful SCADA RTU will monitor, control and log data from up to 16 sources. Giving you a fantastic overview of your application while keeping your stock inventory to a minimum.

You get great flexibility as the Zen accepts a wide variety of input signals.

And you eliminate crosstalk because all its 16 channels are isolated.

Take just few minutes to setup with the free WorkBench software and you’re ready to go. Harness the power of Zen today.

Let me show you how you can use these two products to increase your productivity. You can reach me at or via phone at 972.233.6712.