Controls, Automation and Systems Integration

CMC is experienced with a wide variety of industrial controls and human-interface technology from industry leaders. Our automation solutions are developed by integrating popular off-the-shelf software packages with proven and robust controls hardware.

We combine this technology expertise with our considerable agri-industrial and bulk materials handling domain knowledge to deliver automation solutions that achieve measurable process improvements and facility efficiency gains.

Our controls and automation projects have ranged from small standalone equipment and machine controls through to completely integrated facility-wide automation systems that links the plant floor to the executive suite.

Applications

  • Machine and equipment controls (interlocks and sequencing)
  • Grain elevators and terminals (primary, inland, transfer, and export)
  • Malting facilities
  • Feedmills (batching, grinding, pelleting, extruders, bagging)
  • Bulk materials handling and ship loaders

PLC Systems and Architectures

  • Allen-Bradley
  • Modicon/Schneider Electric
  • GE Fanuc
  • Siemens

Integrated Interfaces to Specialized Systems

  • Weighing systems (bulk, batching, and platform)
  • Automatic RF equipment identification

Human-Machine Interface Technology and Related Software

  • Dedicated operator interface panels
  • Invensys Wonderware and Industrial Applications Server
  • Rockwell RSView
  • US Data FactoryLink
  • SIMATIC WinCC
  • CitectScada & CitectHMI
  • Microsoft SQLserver and Access database
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Manufacturing, Fabrication and Assembly

CMC designs and manufactures its own suite of specialized equipment positioning and bearing temperature monitoring products as well as assembles custom control panel and operator panels. We also offer custom design and manufacture ranging from board level electronics through to large scale industrial control panels and operating panels/interfaces.

Many of CMC's manufactured controls products are based on distributed microprocessors and sophisticated electronics. These controllers can be used individually or connected together using industry standard communications protocols such as Profibus, Modbus, and DF1. Our protocol converters support the implementation of communication interfaces to non-standard serial protocols and discrete devices. Our products support both hardwired and wireless communications architectures.

A number of CMC's manufactured controls products are OEM'd to other manufacturers to form part of their own product's controls. 

Special Purpose Machine Fabrication and Assembly

CMC also teams with various fabricators to build special purpose machinery. Together these ventures have delivered turnkey solutions for this specialized, single-purpose equipment. This has included custom materials handling machines used in the malting industry and an industry leading line of mobile self-propelled cruise ship passenger gangways used across North America and Europe.