Applications in Agriculture and Food Processing
• Irrigation Systems
• Circle Control
• Food Processing
• Automated Packaging
Seeking solutions to the challenge of transmitting digital data where wires are not practical?
Does your industrial application demand reliable, real-time access to vital data?
Let ESTeem solve your wireless networking challenges by providing robust and reliable wireless Ethernet and serial network solutions engineered for your unique application needs.
ESTeem’s products provide access and control over the long ranges that agriculture requires. In the food processing industry, NEMA4 rating of the Model 195E series industrial wireless Ethernet modems allows their use in wash-down areas or outdoor installations. The money saved in eliminating conduit runs and wire, or installing sensors along a pipe, makes a wireless system very cost effective. In addition, installing conduit and cable runs could also be an installation nightmare due to facility configurations and logistics. In the high-volume world of food production, these changes to wireless amount to a tremendous overall cost savings. The ESTeem products are a perfect match to the unique network requirements of the agriculture and the food processing industries.
To achieve your goals of efficiency and results, explore the customized options that ESTeem’s Industrial Wireless Solutions and turnkey services provide to maximize your technology investments.
Benefits of ESTeem Products
Proven to be dependable in challenging industrial applications and field conditions by being hardened in over 30 years of use.
Products are designed with backwards compatibility when technically feasible.
100% Factory Tested
For easy and trouble-free installation in field.
Ease of Maintenance
ESTeem industrial wireless modems have LEDs for critical ‘first-line’ diagnostics in the field.
Factory and Field Training by Experts
Protect and maximize your investment.
ESTeem’s “Industrial Mesh” networking enables a scalable network design with built-in redundancy for complete system reliability and stability, enabling a Completely Connected Enterprise.
Turnkey Solutions Offered by ESTeem
ESTeem’s industrial solutions offer superior performance and durability, coupled with extended operating range. To ensure success, we provide wireless communication system design and on-site training services.
One of the world’s largest suppliers of fresh pomegranates and producer of pomegranate juice is located in northern California. In this northern California production facility an update to their automated bin delivery system has greatly increased production, through fewer down times, of a very time sensitive product.
Potlatch Tree Farm
The world’s largest contiguous automated drip irrigation tree farm is located in the high desert of eastern Oregon and is controlled by one of the most advanced SCADA systems in the agriculture industry. Potlatch Corporation’s Hybrid Poplar Project grows “super desert trees” for solid wood and wood chips outside Boardman, Oregon. More than 117 remote irrigation manifolds are controlled through a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system reporting to a single Control Room on the farm. This automated irrigation system allows the 17,000-acre tree farm to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a staff of less than 18.
Nabisco Bakery Chicago
The Chicago bakery is the worlds largest bakery. The bakery has 21 ovens and 23 packaging lines covering 1.6 million square feet. They produce 320 million pounds of product in 36 product lines. Some of the raw materials used include 97 million pounds of flour (equivalent to 78,000 acres of wheat), 66 million pounds of sugar, 11 million chocolate drops, 8 million pounds of Fig paste, and 3.6 million pounds of peanut butter. The bakery employees approximately 2,200 people. The control system highlighted in this paper links the North bakery/warehouse and South bakery with an innovate wireless network. This control system uses the proven reliability of Allen Bradley™ programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and ESTeem™ Wireless Modems.
ESTeem Products Used in the Agriculture and Food Processing Industries