$25,000 Rail Load Out Automation

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Are you upgrading your load out operation?
Don’t stop short! CompuWeigh provides:

  • A complete Allen Bradley PLC system
  • Top of the line Wonderware Control
  • 17″ monitor for easy viewing
  • Total integration with the scale system
  • Control of all key equipment

………….. All for $25,000!

Key Benefits

Reduced Costs:

  • One person can control the whole load out operation including blending.
  • No additional computer hardware because we use the GMS-4000 system that handles the scale.
  • Accidental product mixing is eliminated by limiting blend to bins with same material.
  • All clerical work eliminated

Increased Safety:

  • No need for employee to be in the hazardous basement area.
  • All equipment continuously monitored with audible alarms and automatic shut off, if limits exceeded.

Better Quality:

  • Unique ‘Volume Control’ allows blend to be run at slow speed to ensure correct blend and then throughput can be increased while maintaining the correct blend.
  • We only use top of the line of the line equipment throughout the system for trouble free operation.

What’s Included?

Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC:

  • AB’s latest PLC system with Ethernet communications, 64 120VAC inputs, 32 120VAC outputs, 12 analog inputs, power supply with 30 amp fused disconnect
  • Complete time tested PLC programming
    2 Door NEMA-12 54″h x 42″w x 8″d floor mount enclosure
  • All PLC I/O modules are pre-wired through wire ducts to terminal blocks mounted on din rails. Whole system is pre-tested before shipment.
  • All terminals & wires are numbered
  • Full AutoCAD schematics provided
  • CompuWeigh control panels are UL approved for proper wiring and construction methods.

Wonderware HMI Graphical Interface:

Typical Base Configuration

But my facility is different

Every facility is unique to some extent. However we have done so many automation projects that we have probably done one very similar to yours. We start with the base rail load out system and add and subtract components including adding modules like inbound dump pit control, enhanced hazard monitoring systems, gate control subsystems and supervisory control. We ensure that the PLC cabinet has plenty of reserve space so that the I/O can be double the base system and still fit inside the standard cabinet.

We also offer a wide range of communication options. In addition to the built-in Ethernet we can provide DeviceNet, ModBus and DH-485 communication modules.

Popular Options

  • SmartWatch hazard monitoring for bearings and alignment
  • SmartGate gate control w/gate control cabinets for precision blending
  • Dump pit automation
  • Supervisory monitoring and control
  • Automatic bin and path setup
  • SmartLink Interface to accounting

Other Applications

  • High speed rail receiving
  • Barge and ship loading
  • Blending and processing facilities

How do I get started?

Send us a list of the equipment that needs to be controlled and a flow diagram – just a hand drawn sketch of the facility flow is fine

We will send you back a proposal on what it will cost to automate your facility. Contact us.

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