Offering state of the art technology solutions for today’s control needs.
E.L. Automation was started in 1995, providing programming services primarily for the Wood Products industry. Since that time the company has grown into a full service control house capable of providing state of the art control solutions for almost any application, large or small. We are a U.L. 508 approved panel shop and are capable of providing complete system installations from engineering and panel construction through to PLC programming and system commissioning.
Some of our sawmill applications include multiple debarker log handling systems, log sortlines, Hewsaw & Chip-N-Saw machines, boiler controls, and several multi-drive common DC bus applications with as many as 85 individual drives in the same control network.
As a licensed public works contractor, we also have specialized experience in municipal potable and waste water system controls, hydro electric dam controls, and SCADA systems, most recently using new wireless Ethernet technology to solve some of the demanding terrain applications with a more cost effective solution.
Some of our other control support comes in many different fields. We currently provide services to companies using plastic rotational molding equipment, concrete and aggregate systems, and are currently developing a control system for Old Castle Materials to use on their portable rock crushing equipment.
Although E.L. Automation continues to diversify into new fields, we remain close to our roots in the wood products industry, most recently by partnering with MMRI Corporation, the parent company of AccuDry In-kiln moisture meter systems. As the authorized AccuDry service company, we are happy to offer onsite testing and repair of existing AccuDry systems as well as installation support and commissioning of new systems.
We are proud to announce that we are currently in the development stages with MMRI for a new kiln control system based around the Moisture Saturation Point of wood fiber, an AccuDry System exclusive feature. With this new feature, the lumber drying process can be greatly improved, not only just in terms of drying time, but also with reductions in lumber damage due to over drying. Moisture saturation point drying allows for kiln units to be accurately dried until the moisture content of the wood reaches the point that enough moisture has been released from the wood fiber cells that they can then begin a programmed drying recipe based on species. This allows for consistent results on each unit, no matter how high the beginning moisture level.
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