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Utility Management – Save Money by Understanding the Information »

Utility Management by KonnectionUtility management has become a hot topic over the last several years. While it can be overwhelming to come up with a plan to manage your energy bills, do not despair, it can be done relatively inexpensively. In fact, it may be more reasonable and advantageous than you realize, especially when you factor in the penalties you could be hit with for having a high demand during the summer timeframe.

Join Us At GEAPS 2017 »

GEAPS Exchange 2017Kasa Controls & Automation will be in Booth #2235 at GEAPS Exchange 2017. Stop in a let us show you our data tracking and bin inventory demo for grain elevators. While you're there try your luck at a hand of poker and win an awesome prize AND register to win a Yeti Cooler to be given away at the show. See you in Kansas City!

Konnection Partners with "Cool Vendor" »

Ignition logoKonnection software provided by Kasa Controls & Automation was designed to help our customers make the transition to automating their facilities.

Partnering with companies like Inductive Automation allows our engineers to design systems for our customers efficiently and effectively into one platform that is easily managed from anywhere java-enabled web access is present.

KTrack Qualifies in Top Six at GEAPS 2016 Idea Exchange »

KTrack Rated Top 6 at GEAPS Idea Exchange by Milling & Grain Magazine

KTrack, a product of Konnection software, was chosen by Milling and Grain as one of the six best ideas presented at 2016 GEAPS Idea Exchange

KTrack Inventory Management provides bin inventory management and traceability with bin graphics for commodity type, volume and grade factors in an easy to see, use and understand format for grain facility operators.

 

 

 

What Is Your Bottleneck? »

What is your bottleneck?

Bottlenecks are a point of congestion that result when a process is limited by the amount of volume it can handle. Removing bottlenecks will likely improve your production efficiency. Valuable data gathering features of Konnection software help our customers manage multiple components of an operation through one centralized database, helping to eliminate bottlenecks.

 

 

Streamline Processes with Konnection »

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Are you restricted by the limitations of your ERP system? Do you have production, inventory, quality or data-tracking issues that are keeping you from performing at your highest potential?

MKC Canton First Loadout »

MKC First Shuttle Loadout at Canton Grain Terminal

In late December, MKC (Mid Kansas Coop) loaded the first shuttle at their Canton Grain Terminal. Engineers from Kasa Controls & Automation were on-site to witness the successful transfer of grain from bins to 109 hopper cars that arrived early in the morning to be loaded. Typically, 110 cars are loaded at a time to deliver to facilities in the Gulf Coast, Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. The Canton Grain Terminal includes a loop track that has room for up to 120 hopper cars.

 

Kasa's Steve Reed Presenting at KFSA OSHA Class »

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Steve Reed, Kasa's Vice President of Safety and Engineering, will be a guest speaker at the 30-hour OSHA Class being offered by KFSA (Kansas Farmers Insurance Association). This comprehensive course will be held at the KFSA offices in Hutchinson, KS on April 6-9. Reed will present on electrical safety and NFPA 70E.

 

 

Konnection Receives Ignition Award »

Konnection Team with Ignition Firebrand Gold AwardOn September 24, 2014 Syd Panzer and the Konnection team were awarded the Ignition Firebrand Gold Award. Their project was featured in this year’s Discovery Gallery and was on display throughout the Ignition Community Conference. Entitled “Fine Grained Precision”, this projects main focus was to control and track grain.

 

 

MKC Grain Elevator »

image of grain elevatorErik Lange, Vice President of Southern Area Operations for MKC reviews the facility’s capabilities in the video. 

The system is highly automated with the help of Kasa Controls & Automation and the use of their database-driven Konnection software. With many different pieces of equipment and systems to manage, Konnection provides overview screens, monitoring screens, alarms and reports into one location for simpler diagnostics and review of the system.

Grain Shuttle Automates & Tracks Data Increasing Throughput »

Frenchman Valley Coop expands its operations by adding Culbertson shuttle site.  All operations throughout the facility are computerized and designed to be fail-safe, wired by control engineers Kelton Neighbors and Nimit Shah of kasa Controls and Automation, Salina, Kansas. Control panels track grain movement ("The grain can't go into the wrong bin," Neighbors said); monitor hazards and log graphs (for down-to-the-minute tracking for up to two years).

"We try to bring all (operations) of the facility into the grading shack -- making the facility's operations as simple and as safe as possible," he said. A sophisticated camera system aids the staff in probing and sampling inbound and outbound grains and serves as surveillance for the purpose of security throughout the entire facility. Read article at McCook Gazette.

Feed & Grain Magazine - Maximizing Facility Automation Systems »

Feed & Grain magazine coverFeed & Grain Magazine features article on maximizing facility automation systems. The article explores how removing operations from manual control is an undeniable advantage to automation systems, and the value in nearly constant data collection.

Heath Roker of Kasa is quoted in the article a number of times and states operators at non-automated facilities may run an elevator leg up to 30% less efficiently than its potential so as to avoid plugging, which results in longer lines at the dump pit and reduced throughput. View pdf of article.

SAE Competition »

SAE Car, Rear EndFormula SAE® is a student design competition organized by SAE International (formerly Society     of Automotive Engineers). The concept behind Formula SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car.  Read More...