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EIC Solutions Protects Manufacturing Software

Market

Automated Manufacturing Industry

Application

Food and Beverage Production Lines

Matrix Automation is an industrial solutions provider specializing in manufacturing process improvements.  Their systems manage end-to-end work processes from the receipt of order to completion of a finished product. 

Matrix enables manufacturers to run automated processes more efficiently through their proprietary software ProductionWare™. The software template is configurable to specific company requirements and allows station operators to connect to plant floor equipment, in real-time, to control automation processes. It allows clients to deliver products in a timely fashion and within budget.

As a value-add, Matrix Automation also provides PC pedestals for housing the hardware and software systems.

They have successfully executed over 3,000 projects around the globe, servicing industries including:

  • Food and beverage industry
  • Automotive & automotive interiors
  • General assembly of household products
  • Motorized wheelchair assembly
  • HVAC manufacturers

Matrix Automation originally contacted EIC Solutions because they needed to environmentally control the PC pedestals they had built for a client. This industrial pedestal holds a PC and touch-screen monitor that run the customer’s automated can and container manufacturing machinery. The system communicates with control modules which trigger spray guns to apply a food-grade epoxy inside cans and containers on a production line. This process eliminates the metallic taste when eating or drinking from a can.

Because plant floors can experience fluctuating temperatures, it was crucial that the PC pedestal was environmentally controlled.  This would ensure uninterrupted functionality by keeping the temperature of the PC within an acceptable operating range. Matrix Automation was looking for a robust cooling solution, with a small form factor that could easily be mounted to the side of the PC pedestal.

EIC recommended integrating a ThermoTEC 120 Series thermoelectric air conditioner to protect the equipment. This 200 BTU AC features:

  • Compact mounting footprint  8.25”H x 6”W
  • Max operating temperature of 140°F
  • Maintenance-free design with no moving parts (other than fans)
  • No compressor, refrigerant, or filters
  • Integral condensate management
  • Vertical mounting orientation
  • NEMA 4X Construction
  • 120 VAC Power

Integrating EIC’s thermoelectric air conditioners successfully reduced the risk of downtime and heat-related failure of critical components inside the PC pedestal. The compact cooler met their thermal requirement and ensured the continuous operation that was essential to Matrix Automation’s customer.

From the first installation of EIC Solution’s ThermoTEC 120 Series thermoelectric air conditioner, Matrix Automation has been satisfied with the functionality and sustained performance. They are a long-time customer of EIC Solutions and continue to look to EIC to provide reliable equipment protection solutions. EIC has had continued success with automated manufacturing applications by providing products that both house and environmentally control sensitive equipment under the harshest environmental conditions.


If you require a dependable, quality air conditioner to protect your electronic equipment, contact an EIC Solutions Sales Engineer to review your application. 

EIC Solutions, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacturing of thermoelectric cooling systems, air conditioned electronic enclosures, and transit cases for a wide range of industries. Our products have been used in a variety of enclosure cooling applications involving the protection of electronic equipment both indoors and outdoors.  EIC Solutions strives to provide the best products, resources, and tools to help customers protect investments in sensitive electronics. If you have questions regarding any of our products please contact us at 800-497-4524.