Case Studies

    Improved Safety/Other Aspects of Assembly And Operation

    Improved Safety/Other Aspects of Assembly And Operation
    Improved Safety/Other Aspects of Assembly And Operation

    Using a custom controller improves safety of assembly and operation.

    Case Study

    Who: Leading manufacturer of golf ball vending machines and associated equipment for the golf driving range industry.

    Problem: A new model of golf ball vending machine required control of electrical actuators to prevent electric shocks during golf ball replenishment and to reduce noise.

    Solution: A control was developed with safety features including pull-apart terminal blocks and totally protected electronics in a wall-mount enclosure. A digital display and industrial grade pushbuttons were added to provide additional customer interface options. A troubleshooting screen on the display was added to give operational feedback.

    Benefits: The company now has one integrated control for two types of machines. The improved terminal blocks and enclosure eliminated the number of electrical shock hazard complaints. Noise problem was completely eliminated.

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    Enable Innovation

    Enable Innovation
    Enable Innovation

    The benefits of a Modari custom controller can encourage and enable new solutions to old design and manufacturing problems.

    Case Study

    Who: Leading manufacturer of salt spreaders and snow plows.

    Problem: Traditional salt-spreader controls require high-current wiring that passes through the floorboard of a truck to connect the user interface to the motor being controlled. The customer hoped to create a product that could integrate the necessary functionality of the motor control without wiring between the user interface and the motor control power electronics.

    Solution: Praestar Technology designed, manufactured, and tested a unit that would control the motor used for the salt-spreader while having a wireless (Radio Frequency) connection between the user interface and the motor control module.

    Benefits: The customer received a unit that would be sold through its national distribution network that provided reliable control of the salt spreader without the need for wiring through the floor of the vehicle.

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    Component Integration/Decreased Size

    Component Integration/Decreased Size
    Component Integration/Decreased Size

    Modari can dramatically reduce the required size of your controller component, allowing for a far more consolidated form factor.

    Case Study

    Who: Manufacturer of ice vending machines.

    Problem: Manufacturer required a solution that decreased assembly time, increased realiability, decreased number and duration of service calls, decreased panel footprint, and simplified field troubleshooting.

    Solution: Controller integrated all features of control panel into a single module. This included Programmable Logic Controller, terminal blocks, motor contactors, relays, power supply and wiring.

    Benefits: Customer decreased assembly time from four hours to three minutes. Reduction in moving parts dramatically increased reliability. Service calls have been reduced, due to "plug and play" nature of replacing modules. Field troubleshooting has been all but eliminated.

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    Decreased Assembly And Service Time

    Decreased Assembly And Service Time
    Decreased Assembly And Service Time

    By using a consolidated and integrated custom controller both assembly and service times are significantly reduced.

    Case Study

    Who: Manufacturer of ice vending machines.

    Problem: Manufacturer required a solution that decreased assembly time, increased realiability, decreased number and duration of service calls, decreased panel footprint, and simplified field troubleshooting.

    Solution: Controller integrated all features of control panel into a single module. This included Programmable Logic Controller, terminal blocks, motor contactors, relays, power supply and wiring.

    Benefits: Customer decreased assembly time from four hours to three minutes. Reduction in moving parts dramatically increased reliability. Service calls have been reduced, due to "plug and play" nature of replacing modules. Field troubleshooting has been all but eliminated.

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    Cost Savings

    Cost Savings
    Cost Savings

    Modari can reduce redundancies and labor time in the components and assembly of your product.

    Case Study

    Who: Fortune 500 Manufacturer of Rooftop Air Conditioners and HVAC Systems.

    Problem: Customer required higher efficiency motor control operation at a lower cost.

    Solution: Praestar Technology Corporation provided a control module that integrated two variable frequency drives (VFD) into one motor control module. The drives took advantage of commonality of parts and allowed for a high-reliability design.

    Benefits: Company significantly lowered costs compared to traditional motor/drive system. Additionally, due to optimization of the module, the customer received a higher-than-expected reliability. The module realized performance comparable to products 3X the cost.

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