Sterling Systems & Controls has designed and manufactured an automation and process control system for bulk bag filling that features a motor starter process control panel. Included in this control panel is an Allen Bradley PLC with discrete and analog outputs, an Allen Bradley Panel View Plus 10-in. color touchscreen, custom automation software including all M/O/A (manual/off/automatic) switches with running indicating lights, four motor starters, and all necessary fusing, wiring etc., to meet the application requirements. The MSPCP is also interfaced to a pallet disperser PLC using Ethernet IP messaging. Sterling Systems & Controls is a UL Listed control panel manufacturer.
The operator interface touchscreen displays the automated bag filling process. This touchscreen is mounted in the door of the MSPCP. The touchscreen has a system overview screen graphically depicting all of the equipment being automated. The operator can adjust operating parameters for the control system at the touchscreen. These parameters include equipment timers, weight set points, etc. Multiple levels of security are also provided as part of the automation system so that adjustments can be made by selected individuals.
Sterling Systems & Controls Inc., Sterling, IL 815-625-0852 www.sterlingcontrols.com
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