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Case Study: Agricultural Moisture Control

IMO Automation LLC was approached by an OEM manufacturer of agricultural moisture controllers and monitoring systems who were looking for a robust and feature rich PLC and HMI combination for their range of bolt-on controllers.

Used primarily within the agricultural industry, the customer’s end products are used for whole grain drying control, soymeal moisture monitoring, ethanol facility moisture monitoring (moisture in corn), oet food moisture monitoring and coffee quenching control. Well known for quality and accuracy, the customer needed high quality and reliable components like the products IMO are renowned for.

After some initial product testing, the customer selected a variety of IMO i3 all-in-one controllers from the range, which provide the functionality of both PLC and HMI in one handy, compact unit.

Product selection was based upon a number of factors, with size, cost and functionality being high on their list of requirements, along with ease of programming.

Having tested and explored the limits of the i3’s integral HTML server, the customer has been able to provide their clients with a detailed remote control and monitoring option by use of custom Javascript, that works from anywhere with internet access. This system not only provides real time drying information, it also allows for changes to be made to modes and setpoints from a smartphone, tablet or computer.

"We continue to be significantly impressed by the i3. It is a very robust controller which has lots of features built in that allow us to offer more to our customers. We found the programming very straight forward, and the technical support we were offered from IMO was excellent. The compact dimensions of the IMO controller has allowed us to reduce the overall size of our offering, and as it combines both PLC and HMI functionality it has also enabled us to drive down our manufacturing costs".
Project Manager, OEM Manufacturer

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3 years ago

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