SPOC Automation Blog

Cable Machine Automation Cuts Production Time

Posted on May 01, 2017 by SPOC Automation

For several years, SPOC has made use of a machine to cut control wire. Since we build all our products to order, high-volume throughout has resulted in efficiency gains, enabling us to deliver drives faster than anyone else in industry. With this machine we’ve been able to control length, cut straight, and reduce wiring errors and potential arc hazards.

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Topics: SPOC, Company News

What are harmonics and why do they matter?

Posted on April 17, 2017 by SPOC Automation

Electrical harmonics are a big problem in the oilfield. Every device connected to the grid is susceptible to harmonic interference and low power quality. Worse, harmonic distortions do not discriminate between residential and industrial users.

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Topics: Harmonics, Clean Power | Harmonics

SPOC Automation Announces New OEM Sales Manager

Posted on March 09, 2017 by Miller Coop

SPOC Automation is pleased to welcome Rich Vigil, who has joined the SPOC team as OEM Sales Manager responsible for overseeing and orchestrating OEM sales operations.

Rich Vigil, OEM Sales Manager

Based in Houston, Vigil will take the lead in developing and implementing a sustainable sales growth strategy designed to proactively serve the needs of OEM customers while driving overall sales performance.

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Topics: Company News

SPOC Automation Hires Lynnmarie Flowers as Marketing and Technical Communication Specialist

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Miller Coop

SPOC Automation welcomes Lynnmarie Flowers to the team as Marketing and Technical Communication Specialist, charged with developing new technical and marketing documents, training materials and manuals, and public relations communications.

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Topics: Company News

Best of 2016

Posted on December 31, 2016 by Miller Coop


 As we ring in the new year, let's drill down into some of our most popular blog posts of 2016.

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Topics: Trends

Ever Wonder Why Automation Companies Don’t Publish Pricing?

Posted on November 03, 2016 by Bobby Mason

“How much does your drive cost?”  It’s the one question we hear all of the time, on the phone, in the field, during customer presentations and even at trade shows. 

It’s a logical question, of course. With Google, we can ask any question and we’ve come to expect immediate answers. I’m sure you’ve done product searches where the site you visited gave you product information, specifications, features and maybe even video’s explaining all the benefits of their products, but pricing information was strangely absent. It’s a frustration we’ve all felt.

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Topics: SPOC, Automation, Oil and Gas Industry, Pricing

SPOC Automation Presents at DUG Eagle Ford

Posted on September 13, 2016 by Miller Coop

The DUG Eagle Ford Technology Showcase gives leading companies the opportunity to bring the latest solutions in oil and gas to the exhibit floor. This year, SPOC Automation’s Texas Regional Sales Manager, Bryan Lile, displayed how to save energy using a variable frequency drive on a beam pump.

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Topics: Company News

SPOC Saves Producer $17 Million on Oilfield Project

Posted on August 18, 2016 by SPOC Automation

In today’s cost-sensitive environment, it is more important than ever to improve your field’s efficiency and look at the overall economics.  By using SPOC drives, a project originally budgeted at $25 million comes in around $8 million. Is saving $17 million on a project possible by using SPOC drives? Watch the video and see how the results speak for themselves. 

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Strategic Integration in Oilfield Operations

Posted on July 25, 2016 by SPOC Automation

It is a rare opportunity in the oilfield to be able to spec everything for a well site from scratch. Instead, there are almost always constraints on power, equipment availability, pre-approved vendors and of course cost.

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Reducing the Severity and Frequency of Beam Pump Maintenance

Posted on July 21, 2016 by SPOC Automation

Beam pumps take a lot of abuse. There are tremendous forces exerted on the pump, rod and tubing with every stroke. These forces are dramatically magnified by fluid and gas pound. During restart after pump off, in-rush current wreaks havoc and the force required to get everything moving again can stretch, wear and tear surface and downhole equipment. It is no wonder that beam pumps require multi-day workovers and unscheduled maintenance.

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Change in the oil and gas industry is as constant as the sun rising in the east. Every year, we learn new techniques for lifting product from the ground more efficiently and for lower cost. At SPOC Automation, we are passionate about sharing our insights, our hard-earned lessons with our channel partners and our customers. Here, we'll discuss new innovations in lifting technology and all of its many applications.

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