free-conveyorIf you follow this blog, you probably know by now that Prairie Electric’s team is no one-trick pony. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality, state-of-the-art developments to ensure that your project is completed in an efficient manner and of the highest possible quality.

Our Industrial Automation Controls Department runs on these same principals. What do we handle in this department? The real question is, what don’t we handle?! Automation, also known as automatic control, refers to the use of various types of control systems that operate equipment, including machinery, factory processing, boilers and heat-treating ovens, as well as controls that allow for steering and stabilizing of ships and aircraft, all within minimal intervention by humans. At Prairie Electric, our experience equals your success in all types of automation controls.

The following is a detailed list of the different types of automation controls we build and distribute:

Shipping/ Receiving

Our team assembles and programs all check-weigh systems, pass-fail systems made up on in-line scales, bar-code and/ or RFID readers, and conveyors that sort items, tools essential to your shipping and receiving projects. We can also program a manifest system, which labels outbound order cartons and tracks shipping data, along with your customer billing. Finally, we can program sortation equipment that automatically diverts cartons assigned to the dock floor or floor loading point.

Food Process

Our Industrial Controls department builds the automated controls for FPA ovens, cooling tunnels, wire cuts, dough feed equipment, rotary moulders, laminating and sheeting equipment, and so much more. We’re your one-stop resource for automated food processing controls.

Wine Bottle Handling

Ever see an image of a robotic arms picking wine bottle up off of a conveyor belt? Yep, we make and program those. Automated bottle picking systems are essential for organizing and packing wine or spirits bottles, and can either be mounted or fixed for optimal positioning. We design modular, scalable options to specifically suit your needs.

Conveyor Projects

From the conveyor belt at the grocery store to those used in waste handling, we’ll make sure your items move along at a steady clip. Our team builds the state-of-the-art automation systems behind belt, screw, chain, vibrating, and pneumatic conveyor belts for your convenience.

Infrared Photo Eyes

Commercial and residential protection systems may include the use of photo eyes, safety edges, and other types of sensing mechanisms. Our team programs these eyes for optimal use, so you can protect your building from security threats as well as vehicle blocking of travel paths and other hazards.

We live in an automated world. Businesses and individuals alike depend on the effectiveness of automated controls to share and produce products, travel, and make their daily lives easier. Have questions? Contact us today!