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Automatic Batching for Compounding

April 15, 2020
Sterling Systems & Controls ingredient systems
Sterling Systems & Controls ingredient systems

Sterling Systems & Controls has custom engineered and manufactured automatic batching system for the ingredient batching of the rubber compounding process. 

A hybrid ingredient bulk material batching system combines minor bin and bulk bag ingredient batching providing automatic batching for a rubber manufacturing compound. This automatic batching system successfully replaces the unproductive, slower, and labor-intensive manual batching process with a more profitable, efficient, fast, and accurate automated system.

The minor ingredient batching system is customizable and can be configured with virtually any number of bins and/or bulk bag stations. In one rubber compounding application the compounder uses a Sterling Systems automatic batching system with 10 ingredients (seven bins and three bulk bags) that directly feed batch containers. Each batch is weighed via a gain-in-weight system on the systems’ roller conveyor. Further customization of the automatic batching system includes a dust collection system for dust control during the automatic ingredient batching. The overall system also includes a pallet platform, a stairway to gain access to the work and pallet platform, and a rolling stairway to gain access to untie the bulk bag ingredients.

Controls for the automatic batching system includes a PLC control panel, a PC enclosure with an industrial grade PC, a panel mounted 17-in. flat screen monitor, a NEMA12 keyboard, and a smart uninterruptable power supply (UPS). Custom batching control software provided is easy to use, has virtually unlimited storage of formulas and ingredients, lot tracking and traceability, batch validation, and more. 

Sterling Systems & Control also included its WebCentral supervisory control application. WebCentral is a browser-based application that allows you to access the database batching control system application without the need for any software to be installed on the remote PCs. 

Sterling Systems & Controls Inc., Sterling, IL 815-625-0852 www.sterlingcontrols.com

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Sterling Systems and Controls, Inc.