Industrial Control & Automation Experts

Providing Instrumentation & Service for America’s Manufacturing Industries.

We are an authorized representative & supplier of industrial controls, components and automation-system solutions from the industry’s best manufacturers. We specialize in process-monitoring instruments, electrical & combustion heating equipment, temperature control & measuring components, refractory materials & services, automation-system integrations and industrial furnaces & ovens. Together, we’ll engineer a solution that’s exactly what your system needs.

Serving Our Customers – Your Success Is Our Mission.

We are, First In Controls.

Welcome to First Industrial Controls Inc.. If you’re seeking reliable performance and maximum production efficiency from your industrial processes and systems, you’ve come to the right place. The distinct group of manufacturers that we represent produce some of the world’s best industrial controls, automation components, materials and equipment that deliver the performance demanded by your processes and operations.

With 40 years of industrial-control-systems experience, our solutions are designed and engineered to meet the standards and specifications of your process or project. Covering applications in temperature, combustion, data logging, refractory in manufacturing, the consulting and customer service received is only outperformed by the precision and reliability of the system controls and equipment we deliver to you. At First Industrial Controls, we’re grateful to help our customers achieve their own successes and work together to arrive at the best-fit solution.

What Our Customers Think

  • “The company I work for (HIX Corporation) has been in a partnership with Wayne Roberts and First Industrial Controls since the mid 1980’s purchasing controllers, instruments and refractory materials.  Their knowledge of product, ability to troubleshoot problems, service and attention to detail has always been top notch along with very fair and competitive pricing of the products they offer.  If you are looking for an honest vendor that you can rely on to support and grow your business, look no further than First Industrial Controls.”

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    Phil Ward
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  • “If you are in need of any heat treatment related equipment, you should consider First Industrial Controls.  Over the years, Wayne at First Industrial Controls has taken the time to understand our business, our heat treating equipment needs, and provide the necessary equipment and technical advice to support those needs.  We have relied on and trusted Wayne to supply everything from thermocouples to furnaces and other folks can too.”

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    George Meyers
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The Industries We Serve

Our custom solutions serve many industries where system control is critical. By selecting an industry from the options below, you’re able to learn how we cater to that industry, which manufacturers we represent and distribute products fo and many of the products available. is built to help highlight our areas of experience and demonstrate our troubleshooting expertise. If you don’t happen to see what you’re looking for, or want to talk through your project concept, we’d love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Us page to find different ways of getting in touch.

Featured Products


The VIRALERT 3 Human Body Temperature Screening System monitors for elevated temperatures to help identify fevers to protect others from potential coronavirus and infectious disease carriers. Unlike handheld thermometers, which compromise social distancing, the VIRALERT 3 Automatic Screening System scans from a distance, complies with social distancing guidelines and includes visual and audible alerts. Developed over ten years by AMETEK Land’s world-leading temperature monitoring experts, the VIRALERT 3 is a real-time scanning solution that’s safe, accurate, and easy to use.

Tempest 4441 High Velocity Burner

The Tempest® High Velocity Burner is one of the world’s most widely used burners in the thermal-processing industry. Contact us today to hear more about this Fives North American Combustion burner that is replacing and outperforming the competition.

Unitherm Custom-Built Furnaces & Ovens

Unitherm delivers their expertise in designing, building, modifying, rebuilding, retrofitting and upgrading existing thermal-processing equipment with computerized controls, precision instrumentation, full documentation, fuel conversions and service.

Ametek Land NIR-Borescope-2K

The NIR-Borescope-2K (NIR-B-2K) is a high-resolution, short-wavelength radiometric infrared borescope imaging camera designed specifically to deliver continuous process monitoring and control for large furnaces.
The NIR-B-2K is designed to produce continuous live, high-definition thermal images, at an outstanding 3 million pixels (1968 x 1472). Unaffected by the hot atmosphere and gases of the furnace. it produces images in a temperature range from 600 to 1800°C (1112 to 3272°F).

The Manufacturers We Represent

We are an authorized rep, dealer and supplier for these industry-leading manufacturers of industrial products and services. Please select a company to learn more about them and what we’re able to supply in quality supplies, equipment and customer service to help best serve your company.

40+ Years of Industry Experience, Project Knowledge and Customer Successes.

Innovative, Cost-Effective Solutions That Deliver Precision & Performance.

Top-Quality, Process-Critical Instruments, Controls, Materials & Equipment.