NorthWind’s innovative programming strategy optimizes the throughput of blend towers by minimizing the batch delay times. It is common to have fluctuation in batch times due to resin, air temperature, humidity, time of day, and many other factors. To minimize these fluctuations, NorthWind has devised a control strategy that monitors the timing of critical batching steps and automatically changes delay times by utilizing predictive tuning methods. This strategy can increase batch throughput by up to two additional batches per hour, depending on the system size.
NorthWind’s experience in the plastics automation industry gives us the ability to skillfully retrofit existing systems or develop new ones to increase output and improve your operation’s efficiency. One area where this is especially true is with extruder controls.
One of the largest benefits of a NorthWind control system modernization is added visibility of your process. By replacing old mercury sensors with intelligent solid state relays all critical extrusion information is located on one interface.
Additional benefits of a NorthWind extrusion control system:
- Automatic maintenance alerts for critical areas
- Monitor heat and loop breaks
- View run rates and tracking of ingredients
Your plant consists of many different pieces of equipment working together to produce quality products.
NorthWind specializes in tying all those pieces together to create one seamless control system. This full plant automation solution provides increased plant visibility and allows you to monitor your entire plant no matter where you are.
The NorthWind PlantLOGIX suite of software includes Recipe Management, Data Management, and Role-Based Access Control Software. The software suite provides tools and information in the most usable, time-saving format.
NorthWind’s Formula Management Software has the flexibility you need with an easy to use interface.
Production schedules are easy to create and maintain in the user-friendly interface.
Historical trends, alarm logs, custom reports, and KPI Dashboards are easily accessed.
Monitor and troubleshoot production from anywhere with remote access from a laptop or smart phone.