Weil Pump’s line of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) panels provides a powerful platform for the control of most pumping systems, including commercial, industrial, process and booster service pumps. The PLCs are built in-house at Weil’s production facility in Cedarburg, WI, centralizing the product line’s manufacture and testing. The panels have the flexibility to control up to four pumps and work with a variety of level controls, from state-of-the-art transducers to traditional float switches.
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The PLCs boast advanced monitoring capabilities, multiple fail-safes and built-in troubleshooting and provide early detection of faults to help keep mission-critical systems running smoothly and without interruption. In addition, the panels offer detailed metrics on pumping operation, maintenance intervals and alarm histories for offsite management and control, reducing the likelihood of having to enter the confined conditions on-site.
Tom Lindner, Principal Engineer at Weil Pump, says “The PLCs are user-friendly and easy to install thanks to a large, color touchscreen and intuitive user interface. Setting up wired or wireless remote monitoring and control of the system via network is simple, and the panel can integrate with existing building automation system through industry-standard BACnet and Modbus connections. Weil’s PLCs offer unmatched reliability.
Weil introduced the first panels in 2015 and has since continued to engineer PLC solutions. In addition to the flagship product, the Premium PLC, Weil also offers the PLC Plus and the Base PLC. Enhanced design features are also available, such as flowmeters, pressure switches and rain monitors, enabling engineers to specify a smart panel for the entirety of a project.
Last year Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building services, acquired pump manufacturers Weil Pump Co. Inc., and Scot Pump Company, as well as the component manufacturer Karak Machine Corporation. The three companies employ around 150 people and have headquarters and production facilities in Cedarburg, WI, and Fort Lauderdale, FL.