History

When the US DOE launched the Compressed Air Challenge in 1997, CAM Technologies had been serving the market for 5 years.

CAM Technologies is a leading industrial controls company, based in Baltimore, MD, that specializes in delivering compressed air automation products and services to a wide-range of industries. The company focuses on providing sophisticated system analysis programs and design solutions that generate energy efficiencies across a broad spectrum of applications.

The efficient Automation of Air Compressor systems has long been a target because of the tremendous potential for energy savings. Today we can conduct a quick internet search to find patents dating back to the early 1990’s, related to energy efficiency of the whole system. Remarkably in this narrow market segment, you find a small number of accomplished engineers who continue to develop improvements in their controls. Chris Wagner is one of those engineers who has survived mergers, acquisitions, and start ups.

Mr. Chris Wagner is President of CAM Technologies. For decades he has developed factory automation utilizing the latest hardware and software available. His application knowledge extends from the days when MODICON was leading edge to today’s wireless networks communicating with client’s global corporate IT infrastructure. During his career Chris has worked for Cummins-Wagner Company, APT and Honeywell but his creativity and independence has been best seen his startup companies VIM Technologies and CAM Technologies.

Long before the Compressed Air Challenge existed, Mr. Wagner was meeting the market challenge.  The result of that early work is a patent for load management of compressed air systems. The use of base load compressors, storage reservoirs, control valves and trim stations is commonplace today. Chris’ work has also included automation of various industrial systems, and his patents can also be found for control of multiple centrifugal compressor systems.

Today CAM Technologies views our patents and copyrights as the bricks and mortar of our business. With this solid foundation our PEOPLE are building a business where we leverage that experience to produce smart systems with remote communications capabilities. Our individual contributors bring with them more than 100 years of experience in automation and control.