Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. has over 40 years of experience providing efficient process automation solutions. E.g. batching systems, micro/minor ingredient systems, bulk weighing systems, bulk bag unloading system, and plant process automation.
Today, Sterling’s state-of-the-art designs utilize the latest technology in data management, as well as raw material and production data tracking. In addition, Sterling Systems engineers design complete automated process systems for feedmill, food and other process industries. These include batching systems, plant automation, modular weighing systems, upstream/downstream equipment, conveyors, and post batch material handling systems. Also, process controls, MCC’s, control panels and general plant automation utilizing many hardware and software platforms are provided.
Finally, Sterling’s forte is custom engineering and production. Products including batching systems, weighing systems, bulk bag unloading systems, other process systems and automation. Therefore, Sterling Systems provides the best single-source solutions. This is due to Sterling’s attention to details and well-rounded experience working within a specific range of industries. These include the feedmill, food, baking, industrial, chemical, plastics, and agricultural industries. Also, systems and services are provided to OEM and end users alike.
Founding personnel worked for National Manufacturing in Sterling, IL within a controls department in 1971. They separated from National in 1972 and, as a result Sterling Controls, Inc. was established. One of the first systems completed was a batching system for an agricultural fertilizer facility. Also, this batching system utilized continuous batching technology and was completed in the early 1970’s. Process automation of feedmill and poultry processing facilities became a focus. Sterling’s industry focus was agricultural markets.
Sterling Controls, Inc. was bought by the owners of Prater Industries, Inc. in 1987. Sterling supplied controls for products that Prater manufactured. Subsequently, Prater purchased Sterling because it allowed them to provide complete system solutions. E.g. grinding, pulverizing, material handling, and batching systems. As a result, the combination of Prater’s equipment and Sterling’s systems proved very successful for customers needing complete systems. In 2000, Sterling Controls, Inc. changed its name to Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc.. The full capabilities of Sterling were better reflected and promoted, e.g. providing mechanical, electrical, and automated solutions.
Industrial Magnetics, Inc. bought both Sterling Systems & Controls and Prater Industries in 2014. Since 1961 Industrial Magnetics has been a leader in manufacturing innovative, engineered permanent magnet and electromagnetic solutions. Therefore, today Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. is a part of the IMI Family of Companies.