PLC DESIGN PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER
COMPUTER, PLC, AND PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS
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INDUSTRY AND APPLICATION EXPERIENCE

PLC Design, with years of experience designing and implementing automation systems, our professional staff has diverse production experience and successful project track records in various industries and applications.  Our experience includes successful systems integration in the following areas:

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Snack Foods
Glass 
Fiberglass
Material Conveying 
Extrusion Systems 
Building Products
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Pharmaceuticals
Batch Control
Electronic Board Manufacturing
Steel Industry
Packaging and Labeling
Personal Care Products

 

I. Snack Foods

PLC Design has designed numerous control systems for the control and monitoring of gas fired ovens for the snack food industry and related ancillary systems.


 Oven Control Systems  
         ◊ Temperature Control
         ◊ Pressure Control
         ◊ Variable Speed Drive Systems
 Batching Systems
         ◊ Continuous Mixing System Controls
         ◊ Batch Mixing Systems
 Material Handling
         ◊ Pneumatic Conveying Systems
         ◊ Vacuum Conveying Systems
         ◊ Product Conveying Systems

 Cooker Systems
        ◊ Temperature Control
        ◊ Level Control
        ◊ PH Control
 Extrusion & Cutting Systems
        ◊ Speed Control
        ◊ Pressure Control 
        ◊ Cutting Control
 Slurry Mixing and Distribution
        ◊ Pump Control Systems
        ◊ Valve Control Systems
              

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II. Glass

PLC Design designed control systems for the production of plate glass from the introduction of raw ingredients into the furnace to the float pans and curing of the glass to the cutting out of impurities from the glass sheet.


 Furnace Control Systems 
         ◊ Temperature Control 
         ◊ Pressure Control
 Batching System
         ◊ Continuous Ingredient Feed Controls
         ◊ Inventory Control Systems

 Material Handling 
         ◊ Pneumatic Conveying Systems 
         ◊ Vacuum Conveying System
         ◊ Product Conveying Systems

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III. Fiberglass

Design of programs and systems for production of fiberglass insulation from the batching of the raw ingredients to make the glass, to the injection of binder onto the ‘cotton candy’, through the forming section, the cutting and slitting section and finally to the packaging and warehousing section.


 Furnace Control Systems                     
         ◊ Temperature Control
         ◊ Pressure Control
 Batching Systems
         ◊ Continuous Mixing System Controls
         ◊ Inventory Control Systems
 Material Handling
         ◊ Pneumatic Conveying  Systems
         ◊ Vacuum Conveying  Systems
         ◊ Product Conveying  Systems

 Forming Systems
         ◊ High Frequency Control  (M-G sets)
         ◊ Variable Speed Drive  Systems
 Cutting & Slitting  Systems
         ◊ Pitch Temperature Control
         ◊ Web Control for Foil  Backing
         ◊ Cutting Control
 Binder Mixing and  Distribution
         ◊ Pump Control Systems
         ◊ Valve Control Systems

              

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IV. Material Conveying

The involvement with the handling and conveying of material, be it the raw ingredients or the finished product, exposed PLC Design personnel to numerous industries and provided an insight into the various challenges encountered in the conveyance of different materials.  These industries required the conveyance of everything from dry materials to watered down materials and everything in between.


 Material Handling
         ◊ Pneumatic Conveying Systems
         ◊ Vacuum Conveying Systems
         ◊ Product Conveying Systems
 Batching Systems
         ◊ Continuous Mixing System Controls
         ◊ Batch Mixing Systems

 Variable Speed Drives & Systems
 Motor Control Center Systems
 Slurry Mixing and Distribution
         ◊ Pump Control Systems
         ◊ Valve Control Systems
 Valve Sequencing Control Systems
 Plugged Line Countermeasure Controls

              

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V. Extrusion Systems

PLC Design has worked on such extrusion systems as plastic bottle forming for the pharmaceutical and soft drink industries, electrical wire insulating jacket extrusion for the electrical wire industry and dough extrusion for the snack food industry.


 Forming Barrel Control Systems
         ◊ Temperature Control
         ◊ Pressure Control
 Variable Speed Drives & Systems

              

 Cutting Control Systems
 Batching Systems
         ◊ Continuous Mixing System Controls
         ◊ Inventory Control Systems

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VI. Building Products

PLC Design provided control systems for the production of wallboard and kiln control systems for the drying of lumber for the housing industry.


 Kiln Control Systems
         ◊ Temperature Control
         ◊ Humidity Control
Material Handling
         ◊ Pneumatic Conveying Systems
         ◊ Vacuum Conveying Systems
         ◊ Product Conveying Systems
 Cutting Control Systems

 Forming Systems
         ◊ Variable Speed Drive Systems
 Gypsum Mixing and Distribution
         ◊ Pump Control Systems
         ◊ Valve Control Systems
 Batching Systems
         ◊ Continuous Mixing System Controls
         ◊ Inventory Control Systems

                

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VII. Pharmaceuticals

PLC Design worked with several pharmaceutical firms as well as numerous equipment suppliers to the pharmaceutical industry.  The systems included autoclave controls, batch operations for the production of cough elixir, several R&D projects, narcotic vial checking / rejection systems, vial labeling / rejection machine control, vial washing tunnel control systems, and vial capping machine controls.  As part of our complete service package, PLC Design provided validation reports on the control logic and overall system control when requested to do so.

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 Autoclave Control Systems
         ◊ Temperature Control
         ◊ Vacuum Control
         ◊ Sequence Control
 Batching Operations
         ◊ Material Handling
         ◊ Loss-in-weight Feeder Systems
         ◊ Gravimetric Control Systems
         ◊ Product Conveying Systems
 Vial Capper Machines
         ◊ Variable Speed Drive Systems
         ◊ High Speed Vial Tracking Control
         ◊ Vial Cap Assessment/Reject Control

 Validation Reports
         ◊ Logic Reports
         ◊ Control System Reports
 R&D Operations
         ◊ Viscosity Control Systems
         ◊ Variable Speed Drive Systems
         ◊ Machine Control Systems
 Vial Washing
         ◊ Variable Speed Drive Systems
         ◊ Pump Control Systems
 Vial Labeling
         ◊ High Speed Vial Tracking Control
         ◊ Mislabel Rejection Control

              

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VIII. Batch Control

PLC design worked with manufacturers in various industries to provide accurate batching control systems for the products, or ingredient for their products.


 Batching Operations                       
         ◊ Material Handling
         ◊ Loss-in-weight Feeder Systems
         ◊ Gravimetric Control Systems

              
    
    ◊ Variable Speed Drive Systems
    ◊ Product Conveying Systems
    ◊ Machine Control Systems

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IX. Electronic Board Manufacturing

PLC design provided multidiscipline control systems for the manufacture of printed circuit boards.

    
    ◊ Material Handling
    ◊ Material Positioning
    ◊ Inventory Control System
    
    ◊ Variable Speed Drive Systems
    ◊ Product Conveying Systems
    ◊ Machine Control Systems
    
                  

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X. Steel Industry

PLC design supplied controls for the annealing, stress relief, quenching and material conveying and storage of metal pipe for the steel industry.


 Material Handling
         ◊ Material Positioning
         ◊ Inventory Control System
         ◊ Product Conveying Systems
         ◊ Variable Speed Drive Systems
         ◊ Sequencer Control

 Machine Control
         ◊ Pump Control Systems
         ◊ Valve Control Systems
 Furnace Control Systems
         ◊ Temperature Control
         ◊ Pressure Control

              

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XI. Packaging and Labeling

PLC design provided the logic that controlled the labeling and packaging of products for the bottling, pharmaceutical, food and vitamin packaging industries.

    
    ◊ Material Handling
    ◊ Material Positioning
    ◊ Inventory Control System
    
    ◊ Variable Speed Drive Systems
    ◊ Product Conveying Systems
    ◊ Machine Control Systems
    
                  

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XII. Personal Care Products

PLC design supplied control systems to the personal care industry.  Typical products included cold creams, cosmetic foundation and several other cosmetic products, ointments and sun block products.


 Material Handling              
         ◊ Material Positioning
         ◊ Inventory Control System
         ◊ Product Conveying Systems
         ◊ Variable Speed Drive Systems
         ◊ Sequencer Control
         ◊ Pneumatic Conveying Systems
         ◊ Vacuum Conveying Systems
         ◊ Product Conveying Systems
 Valve Sequencing Control Systems
 Plugged Line Countermeasure Controls

 Machine Control
         ◊ Pump Control Systems
         ◊ Valve Control Systems
 Chamber Control Systems
         ◊ Temperature Control
         ◊ Pressure Control
         ◊ Level Control
         ◊ PH Control
 Batching Operations
         ◊ Loss-in-weight Feeder Systems
         ◊ Gravimetric Control Systems

              

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