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The use of crop biostimulants is growing globally. Acadian Seaplants, a producer of crop biostimulants and other seaweed-based products, needed to expand to meet this increasing market demand. The company decided to add capacity, automate the processing system, and gain remote-monitoring capabilities by building a new facility. Working with their distributor Graybar, Acadian Seaplants implemented a plant-wide EtherNet/IP infrastructure with integrated MCCs from Rockwell Automation. The new facility provides 40 percent more capacity, enables remote access via EtherNet/IP, and helps improve reliability with automated equipment.

Read more in a recent Manufacturing Automation article here

Acadian Seaplants new facility