The newly redesigned Keystone Batch Control system is equipped with advanced, nonproprietary hardware to offer what GivenHansco officials note is the same Keystone quality producers depend on in a more compact package, but suited to concrete operations of any size.
The Keystone Control system works according to user guidelines: It can function as a stand-alone soft manual station or as part of GivenHansco’s integrated suite of Keystone software products. It is also Windows 7- and 8-compliant and compatible with the company’s existing platform.
The new junction box utilizes Opto 22’s SNAP PAC system, a multi-function, Ethernet-based system with individually fused outputs. This equipment allowed the company to design a more compact 2- x 2-ft. junction box. The new design of the manual station allows for a compact, adjustable footprint on a desktop that will provide a direct 120v connection to the plant; meaning that there is no proprietary PC boards inside that would be susceptible to a devastating lightning strike.
For users who do not want a manual station, the system was designed to work with or without one. Each system is equipped with an embedded on-screen manual station. — GivenHansco, 800/548-9754; www.givenhansco.com