Food Control System Production Automation

November 5, 2019

Project Features:
Allen Bradley, PLC, Motor Controller, System Communications, Panel Build, Operator Interfaces, Commissioning

Production process area for potato chip manufacturer in the food manufacturing facility


ACS held a design/build contract with Kettle Foods to provide architectural, engineering and construction services on a new potato chip manufacturing facility.


  • ACS assisted in the design of the control systems for the process wastewater system, material handling, process control and inspection areas.
  • ACS provided on-site management of controls contractor during the installation and construction phase.
  • ACS manufactured the control panels for the systems through inspection. The panels included Allen-Bradley PLC’s, motor controllers and starters, system communications, and operator interfaces.

ACS provided all programming and site startup for the control panels and their associated equipment and processes. The control panels interfaced to third-party equipment as well as ACS-procured field devices.


ACS held a single-source contract for design and construction management; equipment specification, procurement and installation; integration of equipment and facility systems; and commissioning