Built for applications with limited panel space and multiple zones to control, the Omron 22.5mm-wide, in-panel E5DC programmable temperature controller has a 2-piece design that allows it to be mounted directly into a terminal block.
UL rated and built to conform to NFPA 79 standards, Ross SysCon PLC-based control systems can be custom designed and manufactured for a variety of processes such as mixing, pumping, chemical dosing, dilution, heat exchange, separation, drying and waste treatment.
While the trend for large manufacturers is to automate a new plant in its entirety, small and medium-sized food and beverage processors rarely have the funds to automate their plants, turning them into lights-out facilities. Even some tier-one processors may find areas in certain operations where it may not make sense to over-automate.
In the US, 3.5 million middle-skill jobs go begging—jobs that don’t require a four-year college degree, but often do require hands-on OJT and/or a two-year associate’s degree, said Scott Scriven at the recent PROCESS EXPO in Chicago.
FM-approved, the Assured Automation FireChek thermal shutoff with a resettable memory shape alloy automatically shuts down a pneumatic control system when a nearby fire occurs or the ambient temperature reaches 135°F, 150°F or 165°F; it immediately closes the air supply line to prevent air from feeding the fire and simultaneously vents the spring return actuator to allow the return to fail-safe.