Software Provides Insight into Solvent Recovery Operation


Courtesy of AMCEC Inc.

When World Color Press, Dyersburg, TN, decided to replace its outdated computerized supervisory control system for its large solvent recovery operation, it turned to AMCEC Inc., Lisle, IL. World Color Press wanted a system that would provide uncomplicated screens and flexible graphic importing. It also wanted to avoid long hours of training.

A solution was found in an object-based automation software called Lookout, from National Instruments Corp., Austin, TX. The PC-based human-machine interface (HMI) supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, saved hours of training time and immediately provided quick and easy report generation and day-to-day monitoring. AMCEC designed, built and installed the solvent recovery system, and uses Lookout to control it. The company is a member of the National Instruments Alliance program, through which it receives consulting and systems integration services.

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