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Lakeland Partners with the Salvation Army for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

3/13/17

As part of our commitment to serving our community, the Lakeland Companies and Control Assemblies have partnered with the Salvation Army North for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. The Salvation Army can stretch your dollar to purchase three times as many meals as you can get at your local grocery store. Join the "Feed Your Neighbor Challenge" by watching the…

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Choosing the Right Motor Protection and Control Solution

3/3/17

Choosing the right motor protection and control solution for your application can be a complicated task. That applies to whether you’re considering using an across-the-line starter to simply connect and disconnect full power to a motor, a soft starter to smoothly ramp up a motor, or a variable frequency drive (VFD) to adjust motor speed. As these motor protection and…

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Safe, Confident Operations with Hazard Monitoring

3/2/17

Hazard monitoring systems have been in existence for many years. However, many existing hazard monitoring systems are antiquated, improperly installed or simply have room for improvement.  Even today, there are 8-10 grain elevator explosions per year. These explosions result in facility damage and unfortunately almost always human injury and sometimes death. Hazard monitoring systems are in place to identify developing conditions…

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Top 5 Reasons to Automate Your Manufacturing Facilities

2/27/17

In the competitive global manufacturing environment, more and more manufacturers are automating their facilities to improve inefficiencies, lower costs and gain market share. The automation of various manufacturing processes such as product assembly, material handling, and packaging has allowed companies to mass produce products quickly, and with improved quality. While automation projects can be costly, the cost is often quickly…

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Control Assemblies MGFA Conference | March 2-3, 2017 | #109

2/18/17

Join the Lakeland Companies and Control Assemblies- BOOTH #109, March 2-3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis for the 110th Minnesota Grain & Feed Association's conference. The MGFA is committed to serving agribusiness industry with integrity, respect and innovation in its programs and services. Let's partner today to find your grain solutions for tomorrow!

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GEAPS Exchange Presentation | February 25, 2017 | BOOTH #3027

2/9/17

We are excited to announce a GEAPS Exchange Presentation featuring Control Assemblies President, Mark Spindler. "Making Good Operations Great: Maximizing Operational Efficiency in your Facilities" Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:00PM-5:00PM Room 2103 With the recent downturn in commodity prices, it is more important than ever to be fiscally responsible with available resources. One way to save money and to increase production…

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Control Panel Upgrades Improve Safety, Increase Productivity and Reduce Costs

1/31/17

One of Control Assemblies core strengths is working with customers to upgrade or replace existing control panels to meet a variety of changing needs. As leading systems integrators, we often replace or adapt old equipment with new technology to improve quality, productivity and safety – all at the same time. Recently, a leading agricultural equipment manufacturer contacted Control Assemblies to…

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Achieve Operational Efficiency with Custom Remote Monitoring

1/3/17

Control Assemblies recently partnered with a global agricultural equipment manufacturer to develop a remote monitoring solution for a series of extruders the company sells. The Iowa-based manufacturer wanted to add remote monitoring to its food and feed equipment as a value-added service to its customers, and to further distinguish their company from the competition. “We started talking about this project…

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Automatic Titration for Cleaner Frack Water

12/29/16

Recently, Control Assemblies helped a leading chemical supply company seeking a more predictable, repeatable and reliable process for chemical blending. The customer’s blending process needed to occur on a perpetual time frame and perhaps most importantly, the process needed to run outdoors and perform well in a harsh environment. The process of liquid chemical blending and titration in the fracking industry…

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Allen-Bradley PLC-5 Migration

12/12/16

In June 2017, the Allen-Bradley PLC-5 platform will be discontinued. Historically, it was one of the first platforms that could be programmed by a personal computer. Introduced in 1986, the PLC-5 was a game changer within many industries. Its popularity and use is undisputed with as many as 450,000 platforms installed throughout the world.  As the PLC-5 is phased out,…

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