This is a small project we did to control an industrial hot water pressure washer at a meat processing facility. We installed a Horner APG PLC/HMI to use as the front end, and also to provide PID control for constant pressure. The PLC was wired to a pressure transducer to sense the line pressure. The […]
This is to document a small control panel we built for a sheet metal fabricating facility, to operate a spray unit for applying oil to sheet metal parts. The machine operator at the customer facility had been applying the oil by hand with a spray bottle. They wised to automate the process, and purchased a […]
This is a documentation of an automated control system we designed, built, and installed for an automated saw machine. The machine was built by a local tool and die shop, and was installed for production at a wood window and door factory. We were commissioned to build the control system by the tool and die […]
In this post, we want to show how we used a RJ45 connector block for multi-point serial Modbus connections. Modbus RS-485 is often used in industry for data connections with industrial controls and instrumentation, such as VFD’s, flow meters, energy meters, etc. There are several ways of distributing the RS-485 wiring, and some OEM’s provide […]
In the automation world, we have been getting more involved in the industrial networking side of things, specifically connecting PLC controlled machines to the office network. Traditionally industrial networking has been very expensive and cumbersome in order to get data from the office environment to the production machines on the plant floor. This data is […]
Today we finished a controls project for a paint line at a major semi-trailer mfg. The panels are simple, a 24vdc power supply, and a hand held pendant with UP/DOWN buttons to control hydraulic valve solenoids.
Today’s’ project…..troubleshooting an Allen Bradley PLC on an industrial wood chip grinder at a wooden pallet mfg. facility. The PLC had a faulty output, which we were able to re-assign to an unused output on the PLC using RS Logix 500, and get the customer back in production.
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