ConnectEVE provides the display interface for a complex control system in a Dairy (milk) factory.
Today we are showing you a system for controlling the exchange and flow of milk between cistern trucks and factory tanks. Due to the fragile nature of product, high reliability and accurate feedback is a necessity.
First the staff arrives. Dairy factory employees check in with RFid cards, while truckers use their driver’s IDs.
Then, the milk starts flowing. The process is monitored and controlled by a device that measures the flow and temperature of the milk as it fills the factory tanks. As necessary, the device adjusts the operation of the various pumps and filters. A protective mechanism that reroutes the flow through alternate pipes is also in place (in case the filters get clogged).
A ConnectEVE board displays all the important parameters so that humans can validate.
In addition to controlling the process in real-time, the device also logs them through a LAN network to an SQL database, for long-term archiving.
The brains of the system is a PIC32MX695F512H MCU.
This project was done by EuroGenyx, the co-creators of RaspyPlay 4. They decided to share it with us after seeing the story about the Biomass pellet burner controller, also including MikroE products. If you have your own success story to share, don’t hesitate to get in touch, write to marketing at mikroe dot com.