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Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. has over 50 years of experience providing efficient process weighing and batching solutions, automation and much more e.g. automation software upgrades, batching systems, micro ingredient batching systems, minor/major ingredient batching systems, material weighing systems, bulk bag packaging/filling systems, bulk bag unloading systems, complete process systems, data management for hydraulic fracturing, feed mill automation, semi-automatic hand prompt batching controller stations, preventative maintenance planning software, process controls and automation, hand-prompt batching stations, semi-automatic batching systems (a.k.a. Kitchen Systems), and remote supervisory control software.

Today, Sterling Systems’ state-of-the-art designs utilize the latest technology and/or components in data management, as well as raw material and production data tracking, automation and much more. In addition, Sterling Systems’ engineers design complete automated process systems for feed mills, pet food, food and baking, rubber compounding and many other process industries. These process systems include batching systems, process controls and plant automation systems, modular weighing systems, upstream/downstream equipment such as mixers and grinders, conveyors, post-batch material handling systems, and much more.

Sterling Systems’ forte is custom engineering and manufacturing these systems. Products including batching systems, material weighing systems, micro ingredient systems, minor and major ingredient systems, bulk bag filling/packaging, bulk bag unloading systems, and other process systems and automation are always customized to meet the specific requirements of the customer. Therefore, Sterling Systems provides the best single-source solutions. This is due to Sterling Systems’ attention to detail and well-rounded experience working within a specific range of industries. These industries include Feed Mill, pet food, Food and Baking, Rubber, Plastics, Industrial, Chemical, and Agriculture. All systems and services are provided to OEM’s and end users alike.

How we customize a system for you:

ANALYZE: We interview your staff to determine the goals of your project.
DEVELOP: With our application experience we develop a customized solution to meet your goals & make your process more efficient.
PROFIT: You profit from our 50+ years of experience in baking, food processing, industrial process, process equipment, automation and data management.

Company History – Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc.

The founding personnel worked for National Manufacturing in Sterling, IL within a controls department in 1971. They separated from National in 1972 and, as a result, Sterling Controls, Inc. was established. One of the first systems completed was a batching system for an agricultural fertilizer facility. Also, this batching system utilized continuous batching technology and was completed in the early 1970’s. Process automation of feed mill and poultry processing facilities became a focus. Sterling Controls’ industry focus was agricultural markets.

Sterling Controls, Inc. was bought by the owners of Prater Industries, Inc. in 1987. Sterling Controls supplied electrical process controls and automation for products that Prater manufactured. This allowed Prater to provide complete system solutions, e.g. grinding, pulverizing, material handling, and batching systems. As a result, the combination of Prater’s equipment and Sterling Controls’ systems proved very successful for customers needing complete process systems. In 2000, Sterling Controls, Inc. changed its name to Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. emphasizing the company’s real focus, “Systems” including process equipment, electrical controls and process automation. The full capabilities of Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. are best reflected and promoted as; Automation * Batching * Process * Systems.

Industrial Magnetics, Inc. purchased both Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. and Prater Industries in 2014. Since 1961 Industrial Magnetics has been a leader in manufacturing innovative, engineered permanent magnet and electromagnetic solutions. Today Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. is a proud part of the Industrial Magnetics family of companies.

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Give us a call today to talk about your business and process objectives and see how Sterling Systems & Controls can provide a custom engineered solution.  You can reach us by phone at 1-815-625-0852, toll-free in the USA 1-800-257-7214, or by email at sci@sterlingcontrols.com.