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Grain Terminal Automation Case Study: Yaggies

Situation:Yaggie’s original footprint had both a feed mill and oat processing plant under one roof.  In 2018 Yaggies built a brand-new oat processing plant that would allow them to double their processing capacity while updating equipment. This growth was a way for them to upgrade their facility and stay relevant for the future. This new facility allows Yaggie’s to provide cleaner and safer oat groat production than their old facility would allow.

Comco Solution

Comco provided complete turnkey control system solution from electrical/control design services to implementation to post-commissioning support.

Comco Solution

Control System –Comco developed custom PLC control systems with custom HMI graphics that mirror the facility flow diagram.  The HMI has designated transactions for receiving, shipping etc. that are designated by color for easy visual differentiation.

Engineering Services – Comco provided electrical design services such that all drawings were clear and accurate for electricians to follow on site. It also included the design for all new PLC panels.

PLC Panels: All PLC Panels are CSA / CSAUS certified, designed with the best components and tested comprehensively prior to shipping including communication with any existing site panels.

Commissioning – Comco provided on-site commissioning and training (System Usage and PLC troubleshooting) in multiple phases to suit operational needs. All IO was fully tested to the end devices and all routes and interlocks were tested for the appropriate control system reaction alongside the electricians and operations team.

Comco Value-add

  • The Comco system was designed with easy to learn and follow graphics to ensure the operators were comfortable running and troubleshooting the system.
  • The system provided comprehensive picture of facility’s day to day operations including alarm history to identify issues in the field and understand what is required to resolve the problem.
  • Comco’s 24×7 support has ensured all issues are resolved in a timely fashion to reduce down-time including site visits as required and replacement of hardware parts/PLC panels.

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