Cellular Modem Control System for Remote Water Treatment

This remote Water Treatment Station is so remote, it is run with generators. The SixNet cellular modem sends and email report in the event of a fault condition.

Cellular Router from Red Lion/SixNet

At the top of each hour, the status, including rates and volumes is recorded to a CSV file. A new file is started at the first day of each month.

Faults and Hourly Report

Cellular Access to Pump System

Guitar String Winder – Manufacturing

Four Wound Guitar Strings

Guitar Strings are wound, with a core wire at the center. Any small variation in the diameter of the wound string may cause the sound of the string to be dull or unacceptable.

Kane Engineering designed a special control program to monitor and adapt to changes in the wound string.

The servo controlled winder system allows single or multiple wraps on the core string for nearly any standard of custom designed guitar.

EDM (Electro-Discharge Machine) Process Monitor

Our customer produces precision parts for engine control systems. In this processing, multiple parts are machined in tandem through an EMD process.  If there is a problem with the anode or cathode, a defective component may be released to the customer.

We designed a process method, using high speed instrumentation, to monitor the EDM waveform. This instrumentation was added to the existing EDM control and PLC, with very little interuption to the operation.

 The main machine is monitored with a Red Lion HMI/gateway communicating to industrial computers running National Instruments Labview application.  When a fault occurs, the operator is alerted to a potential problem condition.  This prevents improperly machine components from passing through the system.