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Elevator Services & Storage, Inc. (ESI) and our automation division, Innovative Controls Corporation (ICON), completed an automation upgrade at an existing northwest Ohio grain elevator. ESI and ICON's turnkey approach included the replacement of a manual double distributor, 15 separate manual gates and valves and the antiquated manual push-button controls throughout the facility. The new automated system includes two HMI touchscreen control stations, a PC control station in the main office, a new PLC and mission-critical auto-routing functionality replacing human push-button sequences to route grain throughout the elevator with a single click.
The result is greatly reduced human error, faster operations, less manual labor, reduced equipment damage and accelerated new employee training. In addition, ICON integrated the new automation system with a new third party RFID in-bound system installed at the same time. ESI's design-build-install capabilities were utilized to replace the numerous manual material handling equipment "roadblocks" with new electric versions.
The final upgrade of the facility is the replacement of the manual gates on the truck loadout spouts with Andco-operated electric gates and video cameras allowing the customer to load trucks from the office and freeing-up an operations employee to perform other functions other than standing on a platform at the truck spout to observe the filling of the trucks.