A collection of controls we've developed with passion

Water Distribution SCADA - Ignition
Ranch Water Monitoring and Control System
Allen Bradley - Compactlogix
Allen Bradley - PanelView HMI Plant PAX
Lift Station Control Panel
Off-grid Solar RTU
Lift Station
Touchscreen Operator Interface
Panel Build
Radio Network Communications
Allen Bradley PLC Compactlogix
RTU Panel Build
Opto 22 PLC



Cutting edge, easy to use, and powerful SCADA, HMI, and Mobile systems and historical data logging. We specialize in Ignition, and FactoryTalk SCADA platforms


From calibrating delicate level sensors to troubleshooting 480V Motors, and everything in between. We specialize in Allen Bradley / Rockwell products


Long distance radios, local networks, minimizing downtime through proper design and maintenance



Tough Automation has been providing the Central Coast with cutting edge industrial control systems for years, focused on system integrity and providing support that goes above and beyond the call of duty. 24/7 support and response coupled with robust and stable control systems, many municipalities in the central coast have trusted Tough Automation with designing, implementing, and maintaining their control infrastructure. We specialize in water and wastewater SCADA/DCS, collections lift station controls, water booster pump station control, wastewater treatment plant control systems, industrial networking and IT, and motor control troubleshooting. We specialize in Inductive Automation's Ignition SCADA Platform and Allen Bradley Rockwell PLC control systems including FactoryTalk HMI touchscreen systems. 

Tough Automation's experience also spans into the manufacturing industry, with years of experience customizing manufacturing equipment, as well as data collection for analytics and process control. We have also worked with breweries and wineries to bring the cutting edge control to the fingertips of local brewmasters and vintners.

One of the most valuable aspects of Tough Automation is that we are a "full stack" shop, taking projects concept to completion. Many clients come to us with a vision, we design, implement, install, wire, support, and even bring the controls to your smartphone, all in house. We also partner with local service providers to extend our support reach.

Tough Automation provides the highest commitment to our clients, both in providing solutions and reliable support. Contact us to find out how we can take your controls to the next level.



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Tel: 805-400-9015

Tough Automation