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The Best Control Systems Have These Key Features; Are You Missing Out?

Consider the importance control systems play in manufacturing. How each individual system contributes in some small or large way to the overall success of the plant by means of efficiency, uptime, and driving down costs. The better performance the less cost for electricity, maintenance, and downtime. Control systems are like the brain to the human… Read more »

The Downfalls of Over-Pressurization for Any Compressed Air System

The more the better, right? Well, we all know that’s seldomly true. For just about anything in life there is a sweet-spot, a goldilocks equation, a predetermined engineered design point and if you own or operate a compressed air system you may never have thought about what over-pressurization is and how turning up the pressure,… Read more »

Data! Knowledge is Power

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” You’ve probably heard this phrase before; it has a lot of merit. How can you expect to make the best decisions with little to no information? Data doesn’t just tell a story, if used correctly, it’s a predictor of what’s to come. In the world of reliability, history… Read more »

An Overview of Master Controls

Industrial control panel with a digital display and several buttons, marked with warning labels, mounted in a factory setting.

Master Controls Think of a master controller as a sort of traffic cop for a busy intersection, coordinating compressors instead of cars. It provides the necessary communication and orchestration required to ensure that every compressor is working in concert with its counterparts. Master controllers have been on the market for years, many of them are… Read more »

What are the of Benefits of a Centrifugal Air Compressor?

Case Controls is the industry leader for designing and building world-class control solutions for industrial compressed air utilities on Allen Bradley PLCs. Clients get a solution that deliver maximum efficiency, superior reliability, user-friendly standardization, and complete system automation. Efficiency If you’re thinking of purchasing a centrifugal air compressor, what are some of its benefits? Well,… Read more »

Why Industrial Manufacturers Are buying PLC Based Control Systems for their Plant Utility Air Compressors

First, it’s probably helpful if we address what exactly a PLC is. PLC stands for “Programmable Logic Controller”. It’s a modular, ruggedized, industrial type of computer which continuously monitors inputs values, runs them through a program (software), then determines the correct output values and adjust the “system” accordingly. The PLC (hardware) and the program (software)… Read more »

The Importance of Centrifugal Air Compressor Controls

Centrifugal air compressors supply compressed air for various manufacturing processes in industrial factories.  These machines convert atmospheric air to a higher pressure through the use of a high-speed rotating impeller and radial blades that, in simple terms, accelerate air molecules and then cram them together, thus creating an increase in pressure.  Centrifugal air compressors are… Read more »

What Are the Advantages of Rotary Screw Controllers?

Few things are more important to an industrial business’ bottom line than the state of their air compressor systems. Efficient air compressors reduce energy bills, prevent shutdowns and keep things running smoothly. Conversely, inefficient ones cause all sorts of headaches for business owners, while wasting energy and increasing expenses. Rotary screw compressors are one of… Read more »

Reliability and System Transparency

What IS reliability?  Here at Case Controls we specifically explore what we mean by reliability by addressing terms such as uptime and downtime, as these are the key considerations or outcomes desired by the operators.  Metrics for understanding reliability have been long discussed, understood and widely taught throughout different industries largely intended to provide clairvoyance… Read more »