Apex Engineering and Apex Controls Specialists will be showing what’s said to be a novel take on modular lines that gives compounders the flexibility mix and match equipment and controls to meet their existing plant standards or needs. The module assembly process is also said to be unique. Once erected, it resembles a normal process line, not a boxy sea-crate frame. The modular system can integrate into a traditional plant building and has a low enough profile to slide right into a warehouse-type building. Connecting the electrical systems is a plug-and-play approach using safe disconnect-rated plugs.
State-of-the-art control software is included, specifically tailored for the plant floor interfaces. Compounders are offered a choice of controls platform, if none is preferred, Allen Bradley is used by default. A Compounding Control Center (CCC) accompanies the process module and all wiring in the field is minimized using Ethernet, remote I/O and intelligent MCC.