A wide variety of food processing plant automation systems are available from Hipex , catering to applications from the smallest mini UHT to full scale production plants.
Hipex can customise a solution that meets both production and cost requirements, incorporating various systems such as SCADA packages and touch screens.
As well as increasing operational simplicity, these plant automation systems can be monitored remotely by engineers at Hipex, with any necessary changes to plant operation made via modem.
Any problems, then, can be corrected without the delay and expense of a site visit.
SCADA plant automation systems constitute a complete and dynamic graphical interface that is easy for operators to understand, making training and plant control simpler and more efficient.
SCADA software packages will run on a standard desktop PC which is attached to the PLC controlling the plant, allowing for the use of large computer screens to maximise the amount of plant condition information that can be displayed at any one time.
Panel mounted touch screens provide a cheaper alternative to a SCADA package. While these were originally only supplied in low resolution monotone models, a range of high definition screens capable of 256 colours is now available in a variety of sizes.