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Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc.

last updated: September 21, 2020

Office: 24711 Emerson Rd.
Sterling, IL 61081
Phone: 815-625-0852
Toll Free: 800-257-7214
Fax: 815-625-3103

Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc.


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Batching Systems - Agricultural Applications

  • Feed Mills
  • Premix Plants: Batching systems, plant automation
  • Grain Systems: Inventory systems, mechanical handling systems

Sterling offers automating solutions for every aspect of the animal feed manufacturing process.

  • Receiving
  • Grinding (Hammer Mill & Roller Mill)
  • Batching
  • Pelleting
  • Finish Feed Routing
  • Loadout Systems (Fixed Truck Scales & Lorry Scales)
  • Automating Bulk Material Handling Systems
  • Minor & Micro Ingredient Systems
  • Liquid Weighing or Metering Systems (Optimized for fat and molasses as well as many other liquids commonly used in the Animal Feed Mill facilities)

Key Features:

  • Scheduling
  • Formulation Management & Storage
  • Raw Material Management, Inventory and Usage
  • Material Parameters (Tolerance, Feeder Speed, Jog, and Pre-act/Cutoff…)
  • Raw Material Lot Tracking (Bar Code, RFID)
  • Process Validation (Bar Code, RFID…)
  • Equipment Parameters (Scales, Mixer, Dry Ingredient Feeders, Liquid Meters…)
  • Finished Batch Tracking
  • Abnormal Condition Alarms and Tracking
  • Remote Batching & Data Access Software (WebCentral)
  • Troubleshooting & Diagnostics Features (Local & Remote)
  • Least Cost Formulation Software Interfaces


30 Bin Auto and Semi-Auto Hybrid Ingredient Batching System

30 bin ingredient batching system, 18 automatic and 12 semi-automatic hand-adds. Thius hybrid system used 4 scales in the automatic section and 2 scales in the hand-adds.

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Ingredient System Lot Tracking and Locking Bins w/ Dust Collection Hoods

This video illustrates some of the optional customization Sterling Systems & Controls can provide its customers as a part of an ingredient batching system (micro, minor, bulk or hybrid). These features shown here include: Barcode Scanning (RFID available as well) for lot tracking and to ensure proper ingredient is added to the bin, and Bin Locking to aid in dust control and prevent tampering.

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40 Bin Kitchen Batching System

A semi-automatic ingredient batching system for the food industry is often referred to as a Kitchen Batching System. This multiple bin system requires operator involvement for the batching operation but it is also automated in the control of the human actions and assures accurate weighments and batches. The Kitchen Batching System also improves speed and overall efficiency of the ingredient batching process over a manual process. Included in a typical customized Kitchen Batching System are:

  • Multiple ingredient bins/totes - Stainless Steel Table(s)
  • Moving weigh table w/ scale and touchscreen display
  • PC Control Panel and weight instruments

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Material Weighing Systems

Feed Mixing & Batching Equipment | Microingredient Systems | February 05, 2020

  • Material Weighing Systems can include supply bins, feeders, work platforms, automatic or manual bin refilling, raw material bag handling equipment, dust collection/control, batched material conveying equipment (pneumatic and mechanical) or transport totes, lot tracking and traceability, barcode scanning and RFID scanning
  • Other customized options can also be included

Bag and Pallet Scissor Lift

Weighing & Bagging Equipment | June 20, 2018

  • Micro/Minor Ingredient Batching Systems custom features that enhance personnel health, safety and productivity.
  • Bag lift and pallet scissor lift features eliminate the physical stress on the operator when filling ingredient bins from 50+lbs bags stored on pallets

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