Center in automation

Cégep de Jonquière

The Centre de production automatisée du Cégep de Jonquière’s mission is to support and assist the industry by transferring its knowledge in automation of production. To that end, the CPA is committed, through its actions, to fostering technical assistance research and development, information and training.

The centre offers a very diversified range of automation services to small, medium and large businesses. The implementation of those automated services allows businesses to increase their productivity performance. The CPA acts as a facilitator by helping companies make the move towards automation and to find financial resources through various financing programs for services in technological adaptation.


3780, rue Panet Jonquière G7X 0E5 418 542-0307

General Expertises

  • Agri-food processing technologies
  • Automation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Industry 4.0
  • Mechanization
  • Metrology
  • Prototyping
  • Robotics
  • Telecommunications (networking, GPS, 4G, 5G)

Specific expertises

  • Acquisition, archiving and data processing systems
  • Computer and industrial network support
  • Industrial automation
    • Equipment control
    • Process control
  • Interface homme-machine (HMI)
  • Specialized training in automation and others

Areas of intervention

  • Agri-food and bio-food sectors
  • Agriculture
  • Agroecology
  • Aquaculture and halieutics
  • Automation
  • Biomedical industry
  • Bioproducts
  • Biotechnology
  • Cellulosic products
  • Digital technologies
  • Education
  • Fishery
  • Forestry
  • Foundry
  • Industrial waste
  • Industry 4.0
  • Local farming
  • Metal production
  • Mineral sector
  • Mining
  • Northern climate
  • Organic agriculture
  • Packaging
  • Polymers
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Renewable energies
  • Waters

Examples of applications

The Centre de Production Automatisée’s (CPA) role is to optimize processes through various types of automations regardless of the nature of the process.

It can be a factory sector, a prototype, a new industrial process or an applied research project requiring automation.

Similarly, it can also be the development of advanced control algorithms that may include simulation.

Here are other examples:

  • Automation of a giant 5-axis aluminum ingot saw
  • Development of training equipment for rehabilitation (R&D)
  • Design and realization of a test bench for bicycle brakes
  • Energy analysis
  • Implantation and optimization of a water content reading by infrared approach (NIR)
  • Optimization of a rotary dryer by implementing a control with « feedforward »


  • Automata from leading manufacturers
  • Data acquisition systems
  • Delta-V distributed control system (DCS)
  • Drive controllers
  • HTST pasteurization equipment
  • Most of the equipment is mobile and can follow the company’s resource person for training or for interventions and tests.
  • Microcontrollers
  • Operation interfaces
  • The CPA has a fleet of exclusive and cutting-edge technology equipment. Its laboratories are open to experimentation and process simulation.
  • Real process simulator
  • Various sets of electrical and pneumatic positioning on several axes