Rice Mill Automation
A Rice Mill owner asked us to install a control system for their entire plant which was equipped with older Japanese machinery, conveyors, elevators and storage tanks. They wanted the entire operation to be monitored from a central location with the ability for the operators to change timings and sequences at will.
We divided the entire process so that individual parts can run independently as needed. We built safety interlocks for all machinery for human safety. All run and trip feedback was presented in the human machine interface with corresponding alarm generation. We used Profibus for communication and control was based on sensor status. We tested and commissioned the automation system.
The company was able to set new industry standards for efficiency and high feed rates. They were able to improve the quality of their final product. Parts of the plant could remain running while others were undergoing maintenance. We saved them significant costs on energy through savings on electrical usage.