Perry’s Ice Cream, AKRON, NY
Shambaugh’s Automation Engineering group designed, procured, and installed all the control hardware and programming needed to update the programmable logic controller (PLC) at the Perry’s Ice Cream manufacturing facility in Akron, NY.
Before the project, the facility was operated by a variety of independent, obsolete control systems. The Automation Engineering group installed the new system parallel to the existing system and then transferred the old controls over to the new PLC. The parallel installation significantly reduced downtime, allowing the plant to maintain full production schedules.
Perry’s Ice Cream needed significant updates to their central ammonia system controls. Over time, they had layered new systems on top of their original system in order to accommodate increased production, resulting in a centralized compressor room without a centralized PLC.
During the retrofit project, the Shambaugh team delivered a full suite of process controls solutions, including:
- Design, procurement, and installation of all control hardware and programming for a new, centralized PLC
- Compressor and condenser control coordinated with all plant safety systems
- Antiquated control panels retrofitted with state-of-the-art systems equipped for both local and remote control
- Out-of-date control panels repurposed into junction boxes
Perry’s Ice Cream is a fourth-generation company that has produced and distributed ice cream in upstate New York for over 100 years.