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Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. has over 45 years of experience providing efficient process solutions and automation. E.g. batching systems, micro ingredient systems, minor/major ingredient batching systems, material weighing systems, bulk bag filling stations, bulk bag unloading systems, hand prompt batching stations, semi-automatic batching systems (a.k.a. Kitchen Systems), and plant process automation.

Today, Sterling Systems’ 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 feedmills, petfood, food, baking, rubber and many other process industries. These process systems include batching systems, process controls and plant automation systems, modular weighing systems, upstream/downstream equipment such as mixers and grinders, conveyors, and post batch material handling systems.

Finally, Sterling Systems & Controls’ forte is custom engineering and production of these systems. Products including batching systems, material weighing systems, micro ingredient systems, minor and major ingredient systems, bulk bag filling, bulk bag unloading systems, and other process systems and automation are always customized to meet the specific requirements of the customer. Therefore, Sterling Systems provides the best single-source solutions. This is due to Sterling Systems’ attention to details and well-rounded experience working within a specific range of industries. These industries include Feedmill, PetFood, Food, Baking, Rubber, Plastics, Industrial, Chemical, and Agriculture. All systems and services are provided to OEM and end users alike.

Company History – Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc.

The 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 Controls’ industry focus was agricultural markets.

Sterling Controls, Inc. was bought by the owners of Prater Industries, Inc. in 1987. Sterling Controls supplied electrical process controls and automation for products that Prater manufactured. This allowed Prater 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 Controls’ systems proved very successful for customers needing complete process systems. In 2000, Sterling Controls, Inc. changed its name to Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. emphasizing the company’s real focus, “Systems” including process equipment, electrical controls and process automation. The full capabilities of Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. were better reflected and promoted, Automation * Batching * Process * Systems.

Industrial Magnetics, Inc. bought both Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. 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.

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