Case Study: Field logic controller solves a clean-in-place application

This field logic controller solves a clean-in-place application at an Idaho dairy and provides a glimpse of the future IIoT edge devices.

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When a dairy has an issue with an intermittent controller, it can cause imbalanced chemical application during the backflush period of its process. When one of our customers found itself in this situation, we decided to replace the failed controller with Turck’s TBEN field logic controller (FLC) to get the dairy’s backflush-cleaning process back on-line (Figure 1). The controller includes ARGEE software and pushes reliable control to the edge devices by adding logic to compatible I/O blocks without a PLC. The FLC concept is every bit as revolutionary as IO-Link. Turck took what was once just a discrete I/O distribution block and gave it a brain—the ability to solve…

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