who we are
Melfi Technologies Inc. is a North American based innovative controls company with over 20 years of process automation experience in product handling, specializing in industrial systems automation for the Global market.
We are a diverse and unique company in its' ability to provide complete automation solutions, including systems design, project management, manufacturing, integration, PAC/PLC logic programming, operator interface and SCADA development.
Hardy Instruments and Melfi Technologies on Loss-in-Weight feeder retrofitting at a coffee manufacturer.
We recently completed a large scale project, developing a continuous process using several loss-in-weight feeders, first in pilot, then in production scale. We worked with Melfi engineers to develop a functional description, then they provided a turn-key control package which interfaced perfectly with our equipment and field instrumentation.
Commissioning and start-up at the pilot scale was among the best I have ever experienced. In spite of significant complexity in the controls scheme, we were up and running very quickly, then got right into tuning control loops and optimizing the overall control strategy.
When we got to the production scale, plant personnel too were quickly impressed by Melfi Technologies. They worked very well with a controls integration firm working on other parts of the process, and again, commissioning and start-up went very well.
I plan to utilize Melfi Technologies at every opportunity in the future.
- Mike Reick, McCormick & Company, Inc.
It was decided to do a total upgrade of our software and hardware for our batching system and packaging line. Melfi Technologies along with our staff planned the upgrade. We wanted a system to improve our product by tightening ingredient parameters. We were also looking at a system that is not a black box that has no access to it.
What we got was everything we wanted and needed. We are able to see the system perform, make changes, and best of all we are able to trouble shoot using the hands-on software. The system allows manual access to every component, which makes trouble shooting and commissioning of new parts an easier task.
After installing wireless we are able to trouble shoot components in the field using our tablets. The installation and the commissioning went well, without any loss in production. Onsite and online support from Melfi Technologies has been A plus. We are able to make upgrades to the system with zero loss of time. They have been available to answer all questions and have backed up their system.
- Jim Allin, Pizza Pizza
We received a complaint from our customer saying that they thought they had hot jacket oil leaking into the mixing chamber of the 2” Continuous Processor. We arrived the next day, and as we expected there were no hot oil leaks on the machine. Still our customer was unsettled by an event that none of us could really explain.
I went to the control panel and looked at the trend graphs for the feeders, and noticed that at the time they had their issue the feed rates for their polymer and wax were reversed, increasing the wax addition 5X. This caused a glut of molten wax to build up in the machine before finally pushing the blended material out with a burst.
The trend graph gave me the ability to show the customer exactly what happened, even though I was not there to witness it. This was very helpful in maintaining the customer’s confidence in the system and highlighted how useful a well thought out controls package can be.
- Doug Dodson, Readco Kurimoto LLC
Corporate Office and Lab
411 Four Valley Drive, Unit 34
Concord, ON Canada L4K5Y8
Focusing on dry solids Loss-In-Weight feeder control using an Allen-Bradley PAC
Factory authorized systems integrator for the leading manufacturer of continuous processing equipment,
Experienced with ArchestrA, Active Factory, Application Server, SQL Server, InTouch Terminal Services and Historian