Agricultural Processing

Feeding the World

Turning Crops into Foodstuffs, Biofuels & Bioplastics

As global population expands, so does the importance of efficient agricultural production and processing. NovaTech is proud to provide Process Control Solutions to companies that feed the world’s population.

The Solution

Agricultural Processing companies like ADM and Cargill must achieve highly efficient plant operations to maximize yields while minimizing environmental impact. The industry has grown impressively over the past few decades, and NovaTech helps many of the largest facilities reach their continuously evolving efficiency and sustainability goals. Process engineers rely on the NovaTech D/3 Distributed Control System (DCS) to deliver rock solid performance with exceptional computing horsepower, providing flexibility for rapid product development and agile manufacturing, and ensuring operator safety under all conditions. Plant managers track performance with Process Analytics to measure, analyze and manage assets from individual pieces of equipment to process areas, production facilities, and global enterprise. D/3-powered facilities produce more product per operator, experience minimal downtime, and deliver high quality products on time, including: Proteins, Sweeteners, Brans, Supplements, Cocoa, Chocolates, Vegetable Oils, Fats, Bioplastic Precursors, and Pharmaceutical Intermediates.

Related Processes & Experience

Grain Unloading, Transport, Silo & Inventory Management, Dry Grind Operations, Wet Milling Operations, Steeping/Conditioning, Separation, Refining, Drying, Mixing/Blending/Ingredient Addition, Pelletization, Transport/Storage/Inventory Management, Grain/Product Load-Out, Utilities (Steam & Boiler/Power/Air/Water Treatment)

Related Solutions

Distributed Process Control, Operator Training Simulators, Recipe-Driven State Based Control, S88 Batch Management & Control, S106 Procedural Automation & Control, Electronic Batch Reporting, ISA 18.2 Alarm Management, Data Historian, Trend Visualization, Process Analytics, Process Simulation, Asset Management, Control Loop Performance Monitoring & Optimization, Energy & Asset Management, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Analytics, Regulatory Compliance & Validation, System Hardware & Custom I/O Cabinet Design, Product Lifecycle Services

    December 12, 2017 – December 15, 2017 Boca Raton Resort

    49th Annual ECC Conference

    NovaTech will attend the ECC Conference in Boca Raton, FL. This event will address challenges of prominent leaders and will provide fresh perspectives on industry best practices, technology implementation, global economics, and geopolitics.

    April 5, 2018 Meadowview Convention Center

    eChemExpo – Booth #212

    Join NovaTech at this event in Booth #212 at the Meadowview Convention Center. NovaTech will demonstrate its Augmented Manual Procedures (AMP) and introduce the PCM5.

  • Introducing FlexBatch 5.0

    FlexBatch integrates recipe management and the automation layer so operators can quickly and easily develop, scale up, modify and schedule batch manufacturing recipes for products ranging from beer to chocolate to specialty chemicals and more. FlexBatch delivers shorter time to first batch, reduced changeover times, increased throughput and production yield. New and existing products are brought to market faster and at lower cost, providing a strategic and financial advantage. Production staff can execute library procedures to overcome process upsets. All of which means a more nimble, responsive, and profitable process.

    July 5, 2017

  • Planning an Effective I/O Upgrade

    Reviewing the benefits, considerations, and steps required to migrate legacy I/O subsystems to NovaTech 8000.

    This webinar focused on NovaTech 16000 and Modicon Quantum, and touch on Siemens 505, Rockwell 1771, and Modicon 200.

    Topics Covered:
    * Hardware installation alternatives
    * Wiring options
    * Software considerations
    * Proven implementation strategie

    April 20, 2017

  • D3v15 Webinar

    The latest release of the D/3 Distributed Control System includes new configuration tools that make the system easier for new and existing users. The webinar covers building tags with MDL Builder, writing automation code with D3Edit, web-accessible History and Reports, features to facilitate migration to High-Performance HMI, and OSIsoft PI integration.

    March 24, 2016

  • D/3 Distributed Control System Overview

    This video introduces the D/3, the Distributed Control System trusted by many Fortune 100 companies to keep their global operations’ continuous and batch processes running smoothly and efficiently. Part one reviews the system architecture and configuration tools.

    November 21, 2014

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