What is PLC? PLC or a Programmable Logic Controller, is a digital computer used for automation. It is mainly used to operate machinery in factory or mills, amusement rides, etc.
Before we knew about the concept of automation, the food processing factories and mills used to be vehemently dependent upon human labour. This exposed the labours to many occupationl accidents. There used to be failed batches produced, summing to loss of the company. They ended up taking a very inhuman physical exertion. After all this, the production could not meet up with the demand of our own country. On the year 2007, the consumption of wheat was 76420 thousand MT and the production was 75807 thousand MT. After PLC was introduced, in the year 2017 the consumption was 95834 thousand MT and production went up to 98510.
More and more plants and mills are turning to PLC. That is because it is mainly used to avoid batch problems. PLC automatically cuts down on over consumption and chances of producing failed batches.
No matter what, Flour factories should always have a high quality flour production, for the customer. Better quality increases the customer satisfaction and it helps the manufactures to win in the competitive market of today. The main aim of automation is to decrease the possibility of human error. For instance, if the laboratory production process is not kept under systematic review vigilantly, flawed flour will be sent to the customers. In which case, the customers will return the flour. This results in a drop in customer satisfaction.
So if we eliminate the human-driven errors we get :
1. Increased productivity : Automated machinery can work for longer hours with higher weight when compared to human labour. Hence with automated PLC the productivity increases. 2. Improved quality : Since the machines are controlled by experts, they can work much more efficiently producing a better quality of product. 3. Consistency in product output: Human labour can cause an occasional failed batch due to several mishaps. But when an Automated machine is at work errors like so decreases. 4. Reduces labour costs and expenses : Automated PLC will be a onetime investment. Thus reducing the extra labour costs. 5. Reduces cycle time : It produces the product much faster than human labours. It can work continuously without breaks. 6. Reduces occupational injuries: When there are majority of human labours in a factory, they are exposed to occupational injuries or accidents. With automated machines, the chances of that reduce making it safe.
That’s how the manufacturers end up with a very good quality of products in higher quantity.
The Clarion group is 1 of the largest flour millers in South India with the production of 35,000 MT/month. Clarion group is providing us with fully automated PLC mills with minimum human contact, ensuring unyielding high quality and quantity. They have attained all the major quality and export certifications like, GMP, HALAL, state and central FASSAI, HACCAP, IEC and SSI.