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New Solids Grinding Application Module by Sterling Systems and Controls Offers Automatic Optimization for Custom Particle Sizes

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Sterling Systems & Controls’ new grinding automation application offers reduced waste and contamination as well as automatic scheduling of grinding and transfer processes. The application also adjusts gaps in roller mills for certain particle sizes and features adjustable grinding rate, loss factor, source and destination ingredients, and feeder speed control, as well as being adjustable to different mill types. It is suitable for feedmill applications.

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Grinding Automation Application

Sterling, IL, November 2018: Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. announces availability of its automation application module for Grinding of solids, such as for Grinding applications in Feedmills. Grinders are known by many names/types, e.g. Grinder, Classifier, Hammermill, etc. All automation systems are custom engineered and manufactured to meet exact customer requirements. Sterling Systems routinely incorporates its Grinding application module in automation systems within a variety of industries.

The Grinding process increases process efficiency and improves conditioning in many production operations, such as in a Feedmill. Grinding performs particle size reduction. Why? In feed production Grinding creates more surface area which aids in digestion of the feed. Fracturing of the solid material occurs in the Grinding process, resulting in both an increase in material surface area and dissipation of heat.

Whether you use a roller mill, a Hammermill or something else in your process, Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. automation and process control systems automatically optimize the Grinder operation within the overall production process and automation system to meet specific size requirements; example: adjusting gaps in roller mills to achieve a specific micron size. This also includes setting or programming the Mill Type, Grinding Rate, Loss Factor and Source/Destination Ingredient, along with providing feeder speed control based on the type of material, type of grinding mill, and the transfer of the material to the next part of your production process.

Benefits of the Sterling Systems Grinding application includes HIGHER ACCURACY & SUPERIOR PRODUCT: Automatic optimization of your Grinders to meet your specified particle size produces a superior ground product with a greater level of accuracy of the ground ingredient; REDUCED WASTE/CONTAMINATION: Managing scheduling, material transfer means less loss and contamination; RUNS AUTOMATICALLY & KEEP GROUND BINS FULL: Automated scheduling of grinding and transfer processes ensures destination ingredient bins remain full with destination ingredients.

More information on the Grinding Automation Application is available from Sterling Systems & Controls. With more than forty-five (45) years of experience providing efficient solutions for plantwide and process control and automation, process equipment, batching, micro, minor and bulk weighing, bag unloading systems, bag loading, bag dumping, Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc.’ designs utilize the latest technology to provide specialized data management, raw material management, along with production data tracking. For more information contact Sterling Systems & Controls at 1-815-625-0852, and at

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