NEMA and IP Ratings

Process Controls for

What are NEMA and IP ratings?  What’s the difference?  Let’s first define each acronym: NEMA stands for National Electrical Manufacturers Association. IP stands for Ingress Protection. In our context we are speaking about the various ratings that can be used to describe the environmental protection provided by enclosures. Many feel that NEMA and IP enclosure […]

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How To Fill Bulk Bags

AUTOMATING BULK BAG FILLING

How to fill bulk bags?  I understand why many people ask that question. You business is growing, you are thinking about increasing the size of your bagged bulk material for shipment to your customers. No more just offering skids full of 50 or 100lb bags. You need to ship a skid with a 2000lb FIBC […]

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Evaluating Your Inquiry

Complete Plant Automation

Evaluating your inquiry.  Here is how Sterling Systems and Controls does it. Our goal is to customize software, electronics and mechanical equipment to meet your specific goals and specifications, to give you great value and deliver on our promises. Here is what happens evaluating your inquiry: You have Automation, Batching, Process Control and Systems requirements? […]

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Handling The Dust Problem

Handling The Dust Problem

Automatic ingredient batching systems that handle and feed/batch powder materials that are very prone to dusting during feed discharging and supply bin refill can be problematic, requiring an answer for Handling The Dust Problem. There are two primary sources of dust problems in the automatic batching system. First is the point of discharge of dusty […]

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The need for speed …. in batching

The need for speed

The need for speed …. in batching?  How do you achieve it, and why? Well there can be a few reasons why you might need your ingredient batching system to operate as fast as possible: 1. Your batching requirements are continuous. 2. Your batching requirements are very large, possibly moving many tons poer hour or […]

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Multiple Scales are better

In micro/minor/bulk ingredient weighing and batching systems the use of multiple scales, while somewhat more expensive, is a far superior choice compared to the single scale rollover hopper “tub” designs. This is always a question … why use multiple scales when one rollover tub will do? Let’s clear this up once and for all. Why […]

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What is NFPA 652

What is NFPA 652? Why do I need to know? Do I need to comply? Well those are good questions, especially if you are an industrial processor of powder materials. But first, let me address what or who is NFPA.  The NFPA is an acronym that stands for National Fire Protection Association.  According to the […]

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