The Client had a product opportunity, but had no way to meet the demand. They were manufacturing an agriculture-based weed control product using a 60,000 gallon mix tank batch system that required them to manually add one ingredient at a time and weigh one ingredient at a time.
LEC designed an upgrade to their current batch system to incorporate flow meters to measure all of the ingredients that go into the mix tank. We also implemented custom programming and HMI components to allow for all ingredients to be added to the mix tank at the same time. These upgrades dramatically reduced batch time by 50% and provided accurate measurement which resulted in a reduction in waste materials and improved tracking of their raw material usage allowing them to better forecast their material needs and manage logistics.