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Heat and Control to give on-floor presentation of their new intuitive, practical, and smart control and information system

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The New Horizon Control & Information System will appear at PACK EXPO International 2018

Chris Farver, Heat and Control® Global Director of Controls and Information Controls Group, will give a live, an on-floor presentation of the New Horizon Control & Information System at 4 p.m., Monday, October 15th at the Snack International snack break lounge. Heat and Controls new navigation interface, the New Horizon control system, is an information system that provides a way for manufacturers and operators to visualize live status, to receive timely advice, and to benefit from Heat and Control’s experience and expertise.

Commercial food production requires large industrial-size equipment for profitable throughputs. Food production operators depend on interfaces to operate the large systems. Simple interfaces may be easy to learn but may not give all the information an operator needs to make good decisions; comprehensive interfaces may be hard to understand and may overwhelm with detail, with critical and non-critical information often being confused on the operator’s screen.


New Horizon, delivers the most essential information to help operators and maintenance personnel succeed. New Horizon features a clear touchscreen display and an intuitive interface that can quickly and thoroughly be understood and correctly operated. All relevant information is in one location where operators can get a real-time indication of the machine’s performance that is needed when making the necessary adjustments to keep a production line moving.


New Horizon’s operator-oriented touchscreens focus on improving daily performance and apply situational awareness themes. Clearly visible from a distance, the graphics show the line’s real-time performance visualization and indicate the next priority. The touchscreen contains only relevant information and straightforward language and icons; bold colors are used sparingly. The machine renderings and labeling match the actual layout in the facility and are consistent throughout the product areas, from processing to packaging. New Horizon provides status and recommended set-point information, and smart alarms give early warnings before matters become critical.


With an intuitive interface, operators are more aware of the performance of the equipment, can easily see what is needed for optimal production, and receive intelligent performance advisories.

Manufacturers can expect reductions in downtime, meantime to repairs, and waste. The resulting improved utilization of resources and increased line efficiency brings a high return on investment.

Advanced diagnostics help the operator be an effective first responder and helps managers be better managers with accurate information. Also, the Wonderware® software supports most manufacturing execution systems and Internet of Things.

Technical Support

Heat and Control is a leading manufacturer and supplier of food processing, packaging, and inspection equipment, with experience and resources to provide a single machine or combination system with conveyors and rejecters for any operation. We offer demonstrations of equipment performance for evaluation and to give potential buyers an understanding of operating ease and of the simplicity of cleaning and of maintenance.

Heat and Control offers comprehensive technical support — commissioning, start-up, parts, repairs, modifications, and training to keep equipment operating at peak efficiency.

Pack Expo International, October 14–17, 2018—Visit Heat and Control at booth #N-5910


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