Automation | Process Controls
PLANT MANAGERS AND OPERATORS KNOW
THAT DOWNTIME IS MORE THAN AN INCONVENIENCE
Downtime costs companies thousands — even tens of thousands — of dollars in lost productions and revenues. Plant and component failures also pose significant safety hazards for crews.
Automation systems from NKH Controls gives industrial plant professionals the confidence
and knowledge that their operations are working as efficiently and safely as possible.
Our systems are fully customizable and based on the unique needs of all types of industrial operations including crushers systems, asphalt plants and grain elevators.
Nels has worked in crushing and asphalt production, and knows it inside and out from the mechanical and engineering end. It’s nice to know he’s not just a computer tech–he’s been out there with the wrenches and welding rods in his hands. He understands what it takes to do what we do.
EASE OF OPERATION
With a customized automated system from NKH Controls, equipment starts with the touch of a button when, where and how you specify. Unlike outdated push-button or first generation systems, once sequencing is initiated operators have the ability to leave the booth and spend time inspecting and maintaining components.
IMPROVED SAFETY AND TROUBLESHOOTING
Our control systems monitor equipment and production around the clock. It will alert the operator if there are any problems and, if necessary, quickly and safely shut down the equipment until the issue has been resolved. Our unique reporting system also provides a minute-by-minute snapshot showing how, when and where equipment failure occurred for your internal review
RECEIVE UNMATCHED LEVELS OF SERVICE
When you have a question, you want and need it answered quickly. With NKH Controls, you get local service in a single call. No phone centers or transfers from one tech to another. Your call will be handled quickly to ensure your plant, system or elevator is operating at capacity as often as possible, for as long as possible.
Our control systems are designed to reflect the unique operating needs of each of our customers. This allows almost unrestricted flexibility in interlocking equipment and ensures extreme process precision. The design of NKH Controls systems work in both fixed and mobile settings and can be adapted and expanded to accommodate even miles-long operations via secure, wireless transmission.
THE NKH STORY
Nels Houghton worked in the asphalt and crusher industry for more than 20 years before creating NKH Controls. A skilled equipment operator himself, he experienced firsthand the inefficiency of the push button systems then in place.
When his research showed that there was no existing system on the market addressing the limitations he encountered in his day-to-day work, Nels decided the best solution was to build on himself. The result was a button-driven system that later evolved to a touch screen system that reduced the number of individualized sequencing tasks he’d been required to complete, allowed for easier training of back-up personnel and improved efficiency. In addition, changing interlock or setups no longer required rewiring to be completed onsite–it could all be done electronically.
More than a decade later, asphalt plants, crusher operations and grain elevators working with NKH Controls have highly efficient, state-of-the-art systems backed by the best service in the industry.