Fulghum Industries, Inc. provides saws, chippers, loaders, conveyors, cranes, debarkers, and other heavy-duty equipment that transports and processes wood into woodchips and wood fiber for pulp and paper, animal bedding, and other end products. To provide additional value to customers, Fulghum also establishes remote wood processing facilities (woodyards) adjacent to paper mills and other customers.
In operating one such woodyard, Fulghum needed to integrate conveying systems and other equipment controlled by the Opto 22 SNAP PAC System, with a Bruks Rockwood stacker-reclaimer that included an embedded Allen-Bradley Logix PLC.
With the help of integrator Advanced Control Solutions, the two control systems were interconnected and now communicate and share information. Integration and configuration was quick and easy and no extra programming was required.