KICE, Industries

Kice Automation

How We Create Factory Automation and Milling Automation Solutions

In virtually every industry, companies recognize that achieving their goals and realizing their vision requires quick thinking and the ability to implement solutions at a moment’s notice. Kice Industries Automation gives you that ability. We have decades of experience in factory automation, milling automation, and designing and creating dust control systems that are tailor-made to keep plants and factories clean.

Our milling automation projects are massive in scale. In fact, we have the distinction of automating the largest flour mill in America (16,000CWT single unit– producing 1.6 million pounds of flour each day) and we have the privilege of being associated with the largest milling investment in America, 2-10,000cwt mill (producing 2 million pounds of flour each day). The solutions we deploy make our customers more competitive and optimizes their plant operation, which effectively cuts down their costs and yields a better product for the consumer.

Kice Industries Automation is a turnkey systems integrator, providing services which include power distribution, controls engineering design, drafting, UL ®control panel fabrication, PLC/HMI programming, electrical installation, training, start-up support, and 24/7 on-call support and troubleshooting. Our experienced team works closely with you to understand your specific milling and factory automation needs so we can provide the best solution utilizing the latest proven technology.

We offer our clients total solutions for their factory and milling automation needs to improve productivity, quality, reliability, and maintenance. Additionally, our dust control systems are the perfect counterpart to work with automation systems designed by Kice.

POWER DISTRIBUTION DESIGN

The key to the success of a good power system design starts with a thorough understanding of the customer’s needs and design criterion. Our team of engineers, programmers, and project managers take the time to sit down with our customers and dig into the details so we can set reasonable expectations.

Kice designs robust power distribution systems with proper electrical specifications. We provide power one-line diagrams, panelboard schedules, and load flow analysis for all types of projects.

WELL-DESIGNED POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS ARE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:

Safety – The number one goal is to design a power system which will avoid any electrical hazard and be OSHA-compliant.

Codes – The National Electric Code (N.E.C.) and local electrical codes provide minimum standards and requirements for safe electrical design, wiring methods, and materials. A proficient design engineer must be familiar with the code requirements as well as the customer’s facility, process, and operating procedures to design an optimal system.

Flexibility and Expandability – In many facilities, electrical utilization loads can change. Consideration must be given for future expansion and/or increased load requirements. When designing your power distribution system, we not only need to think in terms of today, but in terms of where you’ll want to go in the future as well.

Maximize Efficiency – Electrical efficiency can generally be maximized by designing systems that minimize the losses in conductors, transformers, and utilization equipment. We must keep our customers informed of the pros and cons to create a balanced system.

CASE STUDY

Wilkins Rogers Mills automation upgrade improves mill uptime, output, and reputation. Learn More

CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN & SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

Kice Industries is one of the most experienced companies in the country when it comes to control system design and systems integration. Our expert team of engineers and programmers have decades of combined experience, and work closely with our customers to develop properly designed systems that will:

  • Minimize overall costs and enhance productivity
  • Maximize energy efficiency
  • Optimize plant operation
  • Reduce downtime
  • Decrease direct labor costs
  • Increase market competitiveness

PPLC AND HMI PROGRAMMING

Kice Automation is a leader in process system programming. Our software engineers use straightforward, streamlined programming techniques to optimize plant operation and provide real-time operational data.

We develop user-friendly HMI interface screens that are simple to use and easy to follow.

Our solutions enable companies to synchronize their production data with business systems, which provides real time data for plant decision making.

Our programmers have expertise in the following industry leading software:

UL PANEL SHOP

UL 508A PANEL FABRICATION SHOP

Kice Automation designs and fabricates control panels for a variety of applications from simple motor starters to panels to thousands I/O panels.

ACCREDITATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Kice Automation adheres to the nationally recognized codes as established by the NEC. Kice Automation Panel shop is a UL listed manufacturer for all of North America. With all of the fabrication done in-house, each panel leaves the shop with UL conformity certification and unique identification number.

OUR CUSTOMERS CAN REST EASY KNOWING…

  • Industrial control panels are built to UL50 standards for a high degree of electrical safety.
  • All components are investigated for UL508A compliance and are suitable for intended use in the application and environment.
  • Panels are designed for ease of installation and future maintenance.
  • To ensure minimal on-site troubleshooting during start-ups, all panels are thoroughly inspected and tested for quality before leaving Kice Industries.

Kice Automation specializes in Allen Bradley/Rockwell Automation components but also utilizes Telemechanique, Square D, Siemens, ABB and other industrial components you have come to rely on.

INSTRUMENTATION OF YOUR SYSTEM

We have an experienced group of instrumentation engineers to ensure your system is operating efficiently. We have the ability to test, calibrate, and repair all types of control devices. In the event you need help troubleshooting your system, simply give your Kice representative a call.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE THAT WORKS FOR YOU

Our Automation group offers extensive experience in providing scalable solutions for business intelligence. Whether its trending factors or statistical and efficiency analysis, we can provide the analysis and data in the format you need for the right people in your company.

Our scalable solutions are also designed specifically for your mobile application needs so you have quick, easy access to the information on whatever platform you are using.

IT IN MANUFACTURING

We offer a full range of services to turn large amounts of data into real knowledge you can use to drive results. You need your industrial network infrastructure to be robust, reliable, and secure. Our knowledge and experience let us create software and hardware solutions to protect the integrity, availability, and security of manufacturing control data.

Services provided:

  • Network audit
  • Design
  • Implementation and validation
  • Ability to spot and address problems in real-time
  • Provide performance feedback
  • Ability to track and report key performance indicators

DOCUMENTATION AND ELECTRICAL SCHEMATIC

Essential to any successful project is proper documentation and detailed electrical schematics. Our electrical drawings are comprehensive and easy to use. The following are generally included, and other documentation may be added as required:

  • Process and Instrumentation Diagram
  • Control System Architecture
  • Motor Control Diagram
  • System I/O Diagrams
  • Control Panel Layout with bills of material
  • Power 1-line
  • MCC 1-line

HAZARD MONITORING

Monitoring the integrity of a grain facility’s equipment is critical. NFPA 61 regulations mandate the need for regular hazard monitoring. We can seamlessly integrate a hazard monitoring system with automation, to provide a user-friendly system that will detect problems before they occur.

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

Working with our subcontractors, Kice provides total turn-key solutions to meet our customer’s needs. Using our experience, we skillfully evaluate cost efficient techniques to provide functional, aesthetically pleasing, installations while following all applicable NEC or local code requirements.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Kice utilizes an integrated project management system that simplifies and streamlines every project, every time.

  • Create a collaborative attainable schedule and maintain it
  • Create a task list
  • Analyze project progress
  • Track time spent on each task
  • Provide status updates

OUR PARTNERS

Rockwell Wonderwear CSIA

THE BOTTOM LINE

We design systems that meet your production and business goals. We implement architecture that is correct and up-to-date to optimize your power and automation assets with predictive and preventive maintenance methods.

We go into every project with the intention of completing a successful operation. How we go about that is by combining our experience with the input of the customer. By listening to our customers’ needs, we’re able to develop the solutions and systems that address them.

Kice Industries utilizes the latest technologies to help you visualize, analyze, and optimize plant operation. We use the intelligence behind your data to drive quality and protect your brand.

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