Emphatec Inc. was incorporated in 2003 but prior to this had been designing and producing industrial automation products since 1988 as part of a multinational terminal block company. Emphatec offers a wide range of interface products and also offers a custom product service. These custom products range from dedicated function controllers to cable interface modules to products used to migrate control from legacy distributed control systems to a new PLC based control system. The engineering department has experience working with North American safety standards, Class 1 Division 2 / Zone 2 standards for hazardous locations as well as compliance with CE directives. A 3D printing capability was recently added and has been used to produce parts for both prototypes and production modules.