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Applying PLC Controls to Recycling & Sorting Equipment

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) play an important role in recycling and sorting equipment. As systems have become more sophisticated in the industry to shred and sort waste, controls have become more advanced to help simplify this process. OSCO Controls offers the knowledge and expertise to integrate custom PLC programming into an existing system or new facility start up.

Improving Recycling & Sorting Management With PLC Controls

Recycling facilities use a variety of separation, conveying and sorting machines in their processes. PLC Controls can help reduce the complexity of these disparate systems by connecting them all together under one control system. The logic in the PLC can determine the timing, speed, position, start/stop of multiple systems and have them work cohesively for a fully automated process. More advanced systems utilize PLC programming for identification between classifications of materials between glass, plastic, metals etc. that can help streamline the separating and sorting process.

Custom-Built PLC’s are designed to perform the tasks that are most important to your specific needs.

  • Motion Control & Operation
  • Remote Equipment Monitoring
  • Data Acquisition
  • Alarm Status & Alerts
  • Process Automation
  • Systems Integration
  • Operator Interaction through HMI Interface

Each recycling facility has their own processes, a custom PLC solution ensures your systems are optimized to get the full functionality you need to complete the job.

There are many advantages of going with a custom PLC-based system:

  • Accuracy and reliability
  • Increased output
  • Flexibility to change or modify
  • Visibility into equipment status
  • Safety

Contact Us for Custom PLC Control Options

If you’re looking to simplify your day-to-day operations, OSCO Controls is here to help. We have the experience and knowledge implementing custom Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for the recycling industry. Give us a call today to solve your system control needs.