How to Wire Your Factory to Code Without Blowing the Budget


Wiring a factory to enable code-based manufacturing can seem daunting, but with some planning and smart decisions, it doesn't have to break the bank. As the owner of a small manufacturing company, I have worked to implement coding and automation in my factory in a cost-effective way. In this article, I will walk through the step-by-step process I followed to wire my factory to code without blowing my budget.

Assess Current Infrastructure and Needs

The first step is to thoroughly assess the current state of your factory infrastructure and identify what needs to be added or upgraded.

Thoroughly understanding current systems and end goals is crucial to develop the right wiring plan. Don't skip this step!

Develop a Strategic Wiring Plan

Next, develop a strategic plan for factory wiring focused on supporting coding and automation in a cost-effective manner.

The goal is to enable coding/automation functionality without over-engineering. An incremental, standards-based approach can save substantially on costs.

Leverage Existing Infrastructure

Maximize the use of existing wiring and infrastructure to control costs:

Finding ways to repurpose and minimize new infrastructure keeps wiring costs down. Being creative with what's already available goes a long way!

Choose Cost-Effective Components

Carefully select automation and wiring components with cost in mind:

Finding the "sweet spot" for components in terms of functionality and price makes wiring more affordable.

Work With a Knowledgeable Electrician

Don't go it alone - an experienced industrial electrician is invaluable for cost-effective wiring:

Partnering with the right electrician will optimize the wiring process and budget. I found an excellent local electrician that helped keep my project on-time and on-budget.


Wiring a factory for coding and automation can absolutely be accomplished without blowing the budget. By thoroughly assessing needs, strategic planning, maximizing existing infrastructure, choosing affordable components, and utilizing experienced help, I was able to implement cost-effective wiring for coding and automation in my facility. Careful attention to controlling costs at each step resulted in significant savings while still achieving my modernization goals. With the right approach, you can wire your factory to code without breaking the bank either.