Client: Seales Winslow
Project: Upgrade & Installation of Pellet Plant
Duration: 8 months
SealesWinslow Performance Nutrition is NZ's No.1 compound ruminant feed manufacturer. Operating "state of the art" facilities, SealesWinslow are an award winning, genuine manufacturer of customised pelletised stock feed.
Seales Winslow opened their new state-of-the-art compounding feed mill in August this year. We believe the Wanganui mill is the most modern and up to date in New Zealand. The mill is controlled by DSL's AutoPilot4Feed control system that includes advanced and innovative features not able to be replicated with the more traditional SCADA solution.
The control system centres on a 64 bit Windows 7 server PC with an SQL Server database (replicated to a standby server to provide built-in redundancy). Through the fast Ethernet network this connects to an Allan Bradley PLC, remote I/O and also the site weigh bridge. A number of desktop PCs connect to the server to provide client workstations at various locations on the plant.
As NZ agents for DSL Systems, Hennessy Electrical Solutions proposed AutoPilot4Feed, a complete solution that is fully integrated, fully automatic and covers all areas of the mill operation. This included meals and grain intakes, blending, transfer and conditioning of raw materials, production scheduling, weigh batching, pellet press control. The system also incorporates truck delivery receipting and customer orders dispatching.
Our work included: