Process Controls and Automation

PROCESS CONTROLS AND AUTOMATION MIXING SCREEN

Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. can match your specific equipment or process with the best process controls and automation system for your application. Our process experience and knowledge combines with our intimate familiarity with the latest control and automation components and software.  We customize the solution to meet your exact requirements and needs. Whether you need to upgrade your present system to meet changing requirements, or need a fully automated control system for a new process application, we have the expertise in designing and building automation systems for customers worldwide.

While batching and weighing system applications are the foundation of our expertise, our experience is diverse in many other facets of the bulk solids and liquid processing. This includes the process controls and automation of pneumatic material handling systems, grinding systems, mechanical conveying equipment, mixing/blending equipment, material transfer and movement within the plant, truck/rail loading and unloading systems, compaction systems, and more.

Automated Process Controls Solutions features include:
  • Dry and liquid material handling systems
  • Major, minor, and micro ingredient automation
  • Batching and blending automation
  • Electrical control of all process equipment, including MCC’s
  • Complete plant process control systems
  • Micro, minor and bulk material weighing systems
  • Pneumatic Conveying (Pressure, Vacuum & Dilute)
  • Mechanical Conveying Systems (Augers, Drag Conveyors, Bucket Elevators…)
  • Particle Reduction Systems (Fine Grinders, Classifier Mills…)
  • Agglomeration Systems (Compaction)
  • Grinding Systems (Hammermill, Rollermill, others)
  • Screening/Sifting Systems
  • Pellet Mill Systems
  • Truck & Rail Filling & Unloading Systems
  • Lot Tracking, Traceability and Validation
  • Tank Filling & Unloading Systems
  • Supervisory Remote Control
  • Maintenance Program Scheduling

Software

Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. provides software development, configuration, and programming services in house designed by an engineering staff that has many years of hands on experience working directly with plant floor operators, maintenance, and supervisors in a variety of manufacturing disciplines and a variety of automation platforms. From large distributed control systems containing supervisory databases and ERP/MES/MOM integration to machine level HMI and PLC programming, we have the experience and expertise to address your automation programming needs. All software is developed with Ease-Of-Use at the core and real-world flexibility to adapt to quickly changing production needs and unexpected equipment situations, all of which combines to support our number one priority of keeping you informed and helping to keep your process running at its best!

PROCESS CONTROLS LOADOUT AUTOMATION SCREEN
Loadout (PC w/ MS .NET)

By following common standards and utilizing industry accepted technologies, such as Microsoft Windows, SQL Server, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk, Microsoft .NET technologies, and RSLogix, you can be assured that your control software will be top notch quality, dependable, and supported for many years to come.

What’s more, since Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. follows a strict internal design and review policy as well as utilizes and maintains a high quality library of tried-and-field-tested “building blocks” of code, you can rest assured that even if your main point-of-contact engineer is not available, any one of our trained engineering staff will still be able to help at any time you need assistance. Software that is flexible, easy to use, top quality, and well supported…..that really is a perfect fit!

PROCESS CONTROLS AND AUTOMATION SCREEN FOR PNEUMATIC CONVEYING
Pneumatic Conveying (HMI w/ FactoryTalk View ME)

Our experience includes process control and data handling, proportional feeding, batching, blending, bulk weighing, bagging and liquid control. In addition, we offer end user and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) customers the advantage of single-source responsibility from concept through manufacturing, eliminating the high overhead costs of handling it themselves. The result is a complete system that is ready to integrate into theiroperation, and saves considerable time and cost in the process.

Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. offers in house control panel and motor starter panel engineering and fabrication. Customized control panels designed for specific applications on a single or multiple production bases. We offer services for OEM and end users alike.