Process control system selected to automate Georgia plant
Polystar selected the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system and SINAMICS to automate its Dalton, Ga., plant.
Polystar, LLC has selected the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system and SINAMICS drives from Siemens Industry, Inc., to automate its plant in Dalton, Ga. The plant, which was previously operated manually, includes 12 reactors ranging in size from 2,000 to 10,000 gallons. The plant makes epoxy systems based on amine and epichlorohydrin. The PCS 7 process control system has already been commissioned and the plant is up and running.
Siemens Industry, Inc.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
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