Scientific Research Publishing Inc.
This paper presents a PC-based automated control system operation of the Northern Grain Silo of Jordan. The system connects to a PLC (programmable logic controller) device, and combines operator interface, PLC programming and monitoring functions into one platform. The PLC portion handles direct operations control, while the PC portion handles interfacing and data intensive functions. A simulation package is developed. The package generates a graphical user interface for real-time graphic animations of the Grain Silo operation. We discuss anticipated benefits of such a system and phases of implementation.
S. Al-Agtash (2012), “PC-Based Automated Control System for Jordan Northern Grain Silo”, Engineering, Vol.4, No.12, pp.914-919.