Why Sterling Systems?

Sterling Systems & Controls

Why do business with Sterling Systems & Controls (a.k.a. Sterling Controls)? It’s simple really …. Sterling Systems unique attributes including: Sterling Systems & Controls uniquely provides Full Custom Solutions that are designed with your operational processes in mind, with 24/7 After-Sales Support that is second-to-none. Sterling Systems’ provides the technology and experience to increase efficiency […]

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Vibrating Empty Bins

VIBRATOR

Vibrating empty bins?  Don’t do it. When you have a bulk solid material that flows unreliably or difficultly you will need to employ a flow aid of some type. Typically you can vibrate or use air. We aren’t going to discuss these two in detail here, just the use of vibration and the proper method […]

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What is a Rule Table

Ingredient Batching Controls

Well that is an excellent question, “what is a rules table”.  A Rules Table can also be referred to as a Decision Table.  Being unaccustomed with the intricate details of modern controls and automation engineering you might hear and wonder about a “rules table”. So, what is a rules table? A Rules Table, in the […]

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Moving Batches from Point A to Point B

Mechanical Conveying Automatically Discharges Batches

So you are going to purchase a custom engineered ingredient batching system but are concerned about how to arrange for moving batches from point A to point B? Meaning, how to get the batched ingredients from the batching system to the mixer.  Well that’s not too difficult, depending on the facility layout. While many batching […]

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Protecting Grinding Mills

Protecting Grinding Mill Bearing Condition Monitor

Grinding mills and classifiers operate at high speed and utilize bearings for proper and efficient operation. Protecting grinding mills from damage?  Is it possible?  Sure, there are some things that can be done.  Prater Industries is a worldwide and well known brand of mills and classifiers.  Monitoring the health and safety of these high speed […]

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Using Treated Peat with Crop Seed

Using Treated Peat with Crop Seed

High crop yields require good nutrients, and the amount of nutrients delivered (like phosphate and nitrogen) can also make a big difference in crop yield. Nutrients can be added in different ways, one includes using treated peat with crop seed. The peat processing system can be fully automated from the introduction of raw unprocessed peat, […]

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Rubber Chemical Batching Made “Automatic”

Sterling Systems has developed the capability for custom engineering rubber chemical batching systems that automate the ingredient batching of the rubber chemicals for the rubber compounding process.  This system uses a hybrid ingredient bulk material batching system that can combine minor bin and bulk bag ingredient batching or just minor ingredient bins, Sterling Systems has […]

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Bread Making Ingredients

Does your financial success rise and fall (pun intended) on your bread making skills?  Sterling Systems can help you realize your current and long term goals. In this example case the bread batching system consists of both an automatic and a semi-automatic (operator made weighments) batching process. The automatic process automatically dispenses ingredients from eight […]

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Do you Compound Rubber?

Capabilities for all industries

The first step in most rubber manufacturing processes is compounding.  Do you compound rubber? What is compounding? Rubber compounding involves the science and engineering of rubbers and rubber additives, such as processing aids, fillers, and curing agents, in definite proportions to obtain a uniform mixture that will have desirable physical and chemical properties to meet […]

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Best Transition From Manual Batching

HAND PROMPT BATCHING

The best transition from manual batching is semi-automatic.  Let’s discuss this just a bit. Manual Batching = Messy Lot Tracking, Weighing Errors, Unacceptable Scrap and Material Loss. First Step Solution = Semi-Automatic Batching. The Hand Prompt Batching Station is the best transition from manual batching and is a semi-automatic batching system that still requires operator […]

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