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Interstates Companies to Present and Exhibit at the Automation Fair®

October 26, 2016

Sioux Center, IA

Automation Fair®, Atlanta, GA
November 9-10, 2016
Booth 1362

Visit the Interstates Booth at Automation Fair®
Interstates team members will be available and ready to discuss your control system design and programming, manufacturing IT, and business intelligence needs.


Interstates is Presenting at PSUG and the Automation Fair®

CS23: Optimizing a Desolventizer/Toaster with Model Predictive Control
Presenter: Jim Vortherms

  • Monday, November 7 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 8 - 10:15 a.m.

Session Description: An oil seed extraction plant faced high energy costs due to conservative PID set points and unplanned shutdowns when operators failed to notice process rate changes. The company decided to work with Interstates Control Systems, Inc. on a solution. Interstates Control Systems worked hand-in-hand with the plant to implement a Rockwell Automation solution featuring Model Predictive Control (MPC) technology that uses multivariable models and current plant measurements to determine control actions. The MPC technology has positively impacted the plant, which is on track to save more than $150,000 annually and surpass initial ROI time estimates by more than 30 percent.

T20: Interstates Control Systems, Inc.: Cybersecurity in Manufacturing
Presenters: Nathan Bullock and Brandon Bohle

  • Wednesday, November 9 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 10 - 2:00 p.m.

Session Description: Keeping your environment secured against threats while improving your cybersecurity stance is challenging. Systems availability and data integrity are crucial security components in today?s manufacturing environment. Interstates will discuss the various cybersecurity frameworks (NIST, IEC 62442, etc) along with techniques and technologies for meeting these challenges.