About Us

About Power Automation America

After an extensive evaluation of CNC products, Giddings & Lewis (a machine tool builder in Fond du Lac, WI) found that the Power Automation PC-based CNC product had the best performance, value and potential, so G&L entered into a business relationship with Power Automation, the German company that developed the original version of the control. G&L had trademarked the name, MachineMate®, and sold the control under that product name. In the summer of 2000, when the division within G&L involved in the CNC business decided to stop the development of the G&L CNC products, Power Automation formed the US company MachineMate, inc., and then absorbed the G&L open architecture PC-based CNC business. The entire staff consisted of former Giddings & Lewis employees.

As a Division of a world-wide operating, publicly traded Holding company (Power Automation AG), the name was changed in January 2008 to Power Automation America, Inc. In October 2009, the company moved to Houston, Texas for centralized access to the North and South American Market.

Our office hours are:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm  (CST)

Power Automation America, Inc.
8601 Jameel Road, Ste 140
Houston, TX 77040

Phone: 713-263-9400
Fax: 281-715-2500
Email: sales.america@powerautomation.com

Power Automation America, Inc.
11053 Penrose St, Suite C
Sun Valley, CA 91352

Phone: 818-936-2129
Email: sales.america@powerautomation.com

Power Automation America, Inc. supplies a family of high-tech, PC-based CNC and Automation products with very competitive pricing. As a part of the publicly traded Power Automation AG, our CNC control technology is designed and manufactured in Germany. In addition to this, we offer items and services such as Panels, Handheld Pendants, and Engineering Services to create custom solutions. Delivering cost effective premier products for the machine tool & cutting machine industry is our goal.

PA controls are used with many types of machines such as Mills, Lathes, Grinders, Waterjet, Plasma, and Laser Cutting. Starting with low-cost entry systems with a browser-based HMI and integrated soft-PLC (IEC 61131-3), allows us to service the motion market as well. For cutting machines like Laser, Waterjet, or Plasma, we offer our PACut shape cutting software.

Power Automation America, Inc. offers everything you need, from simple machines to high-end systems in the Automation and CNC world.

Success Stories

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Jason Golly Colorado State University May 26, 2016

The installation has been great! The retrofit was installed fairly quick with slight modifications to the cabinet. 

Most of the small bugs that we found after running it a few times were alleviated by Dave the tech support specialist.