Who We Are
Factory Systems™ is an industrial software and quality data visualization company that has served manufacturing operations of all kinds and sizes for over four decades. Factory Systems™ is located in West Columbia, South Carolina and provides Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, rugged factory floor workstations, Enterprise Quality Data Management Systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Operational Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) systems, ANDON systems, Process Monitoring systems, Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions, Part ID and Tracking systems and other pre-packaged and custom software tools and hardware solutions to manufacturing and product testing operations worldwide.
FS is part of Symbrium, Inc., a woman owned engineering and software development company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. The company is led by seasoned executives having several decades of experience designing and building testing, gauging, inspection and manufacturing equipment at all levels.
Factory Systems was established in 1978 as a pioneer in computerized factory floor Statistical Process Control (SPC) offering a full line of data acquisition and analysis hardware, software and networked host systems. Originally a group within Industrial Microsystems Inc. (IMI), a dedicated team of electronics and software engineers worked closely with several practicing manufacturing and process engineers from different industries to design rugged, extremely flexible industrial computers for data acquisition and SPC analysis. IMI was then spun off as a new company called Metrscope and a comprehensive suite of gauge interfaces was developed to read data from handheld measurement tools, LVDT probes, air gauges, other computers, and signals from nearly any type of measuring device with an available analog or digital data stream. In 1985, the company was rebranded as Factory Systems and has continued to evolve, eventually being acquired by Symbrium, Inc. in 2013. Factory Systems has grown from being a pioneer in factory floor data acquisition and display to an enterprise quality data management solutions provider offering global network administration and unprecedented visibility to data sources that were previously disparate and incompatible. Factory Systems also develops custom electronic signal conditioning and data acquisition systems, custom software and control systems, and testing and gauging systems for industries ranging from medical, to automotive, aerospace, off-highway, military, renewable energy, and more.