Posts Tagged ‘Food & Beverage’
September 24, 2020 – Control Station Engineer Recognized for Advancing State-of-the-Art in Process Optimization
Kevin Lord Josue Included in 2020 Class of Engineering Leaders Under 40 Control Station today celebrated the inclusion of Kevin Lord Josue among other notable recipients of Control Engineering…Read More
Automating Control and Reducing the Cost of Manual Intervention
The best time to visit the local zoo is early in the morning around feeding time. That’s when the animals are out and about, and it’s when they showcase their wild side. Although fun to experience while on vacation, this type of wild behavior is anything but acceptable in a manufacturing facility. Wild is unstable and unsafe. It’s unprofitable.Read More
Improving Control Can Be So Sweet!
Chocolate is a nearly $100 Billion global business. As may be expected the process of transforming raw cacao beans into its many tasty confectionery forms is complex. In particular, the tempering process takes chocolate through a precisely controlled temperature curve that involves the raising followed by the lowering of the product’s
Food & Beverage: Avoiding Issues with Actionable Reporting
While some PID controllers can operate loosely most control loops have strict limits within which they have to operate. That can be especially true for controllers deployed in the Food & Beverage sector. Tight control is often essential to maintaining high quality standards and to satisfying the requirements of industry regulators.Read More
Tuning Parameters that Melt in Your Mouth!
The complexities associated with chocolate production is a regular source of consternation for manufacturers. The production process demands tight control in order to meet the markets standards for taste and quality.Read More
Food & Beverage: Pinpointing the Root-Cause
This should be obvious: If there are a number of possible causes for an issue, then there is no one cause for which a corrective action can be both planned and executed…Read More
Food & Beverage: Avoiding Premature Failure of Production Assets
As simple as that – retuning a single oscillatory control loop improved process performance, eliminated unnecessary wear and-tear, and nearly doubled the associated valve’s life…Read More
Where Can I Get Control Station 3.7? What Happened to Control Station v3.7?
While not all things get better with time some things do actually improve as they age. Anyone over 40 might argue with that statement, and they might have every reason to do so from a personal and physical standpoint. Even so, just a casual glance around – whether in an academic or an industrial setting – offers signs of progress nearly everywhere. To be sure there’s been plenty of progress here at Control Station.Read More
Who Should Use Feed Forward Control? What applications are best for Feed Forward?
It’s not uncommon for process control discussions to focus on use of the PID to improve a loop’s ability to track Set Point. Oftentimes tweaks to controller tuning parameters either seek incremental reduction in Settling Time or strive to limit Overshoot. Indeed, many PID tuning courses position optimization of a control loop’s Set Point Tracking as the ultimate goal. Such a bias overlooks the value of other strategies like Feed Forward Control.Read More
June 16, 2015 – South American Distributor Lends Expertise and Provides Access to Key Process Manufacturing Markets
South American Distributor Lends Expertise and Provides Access to Key Process Manufacturing Markets Tolland, CT – June 16, 2015 – Control Station today announced a new partnership with Brazil-based Aquarius Software. The…Read More