The new pellet mill control and automation system from Sterling Systems & Controls Inc. is available for feed mill and pet food manufacturing facilities. This new automation software is designed using Windows-based .NET framework technology for greater openness, graphics and overall capability to simplify operation and improve efficiency of cost and throughput.
The Sterling Systems pellet mill automation design provides equipment and software using Allen-Bradley PLC’s and desktop PC’s running Sterling Systems’ customized Windows-based Automation Software. While the pelleting process control has historically been done manually or semi-automatically, the Sterling Systems pelleting system uses the customer production requirements and formulas to create a customized and fully automated pelleting process.
The Sterling Systems pellet mill control application is constantly evaluating information from the process. Feeder adjustments are made for dry and liquid materials to bring the pellet mill electrical current to target levels. Feeder speed ramps up, steam valve is also ramped up. The feeder and steam adjustments continue until the current and mash temperature set-points are reached. This provides for smoother and faster achievement of maximum efficiency with minimum downtime.
The custom design of the software ensures the pellet mill automation application is just what you need and want, ensuring optimum operation, maximizing throughput and mill output. The pellet mill application monitors key mill operation and functions and ensures dependability and maximizes up time.