||Dryer PLC & PLC Plant Control Systems
During 24-hour operation, questions of what occurred
during the night shift are unanswered. Exact reasons and duration
of downtime were unavailable. Undertaking any realistic production
analysis was only a dream.
An affordable automation solution is finally here. Utilizing
the horsepower of a modern day personal computer running under
the Microsoft Windows environment and a version of
the Onix-OS© you can automate your entire drying process.
You will also be able to track any preset data item (dryer
outlet temperature, dryer drum amps, motor trips or total production
via weigh belt) for years to come. By the click of the mouse
these data items can generate reports, display trend graphs
or print a list for any selected time interval.
The Onix-OS© boasts
up to 64 PID loops having, for all practical purposes, no limit
to the number of burners or system components which it can
control. This system has touch-screen control and is capable
of automatically tracking historical trends and data archiving.
The Onix-OS© can
start and control all the motors at your plant -- not just
the Dryer motors. The Onix-OS© allows authorized plant
personnel to dial into the system retrieve data on plant operation
during the night, the past week or years back. It can track
any parameter and inform when and why the system shuts down
due to any alarm extreme. Reports can be generated to outline
plant wide production during any selected time interval. The
be modified to add motors or data items from a remote computer.
This system will require the presence of an operator at start-up
and to initiate shutdown.