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McKee Foods

Remote boiler eWON control system eliminates boiler disasters before they happen

A leading manufacturer of small snack cakes and bakery goods, the McKee Foods Corporation, has found a solution to their remote boiler control needs with the help of eWONs’ WebPort product line.
McKee Foods


McKee Foods Corporation is best known for his line of Little Debbie snack cakes, America’s leading snack cake brand. At McKee Foods, they are committed to providing consumers with quality products at an excellent value. To increase their efficiency, they decided to install an eWON structure.

eWON offers multiple remote connectivity options that include a PSTN router connection, a GSM/GPRS modem connection, or a broadband internet connection. In this example, the manufacturer was able to use the eWON’s PSTN and GSM/GPRS modem options to notify maintenance personnel of current alarm conditions and give them the ability to shut down the boiler remotely, using either a landline or cellular phone.


How it works

The system uses two eWONs, an eWON 4001 with a GSM/GPRS modem, and an eWON 2001 with a PSTN modem. The Allen-Bradley CompactLogix controller communicates to each eWON over EtherNet/IP.

Each eWON monitors critical alarms from the PLC such as a loss of communication, high steam pressure alarms and many more. When an alarm is detected, an SMS text message is sent to a group of cell phones and pagers.

Each operator carrying the cell phone and/or pager, are notified of the alarm condition and can respond via a text message from their cell phone or by calling a number, using a landline phone. When one of the eWONs receives the reply, it will shut the malfunctioning boiler down to eliminate possible dangers.


The results

With the large feature set available from the eWON product line, it’s easy to see the many benefits that can be made for remote maintenance applications. Don’t let your application catch you by surprise. Let eWON notify you in real time, as events happen, and
avoid disaster by improving your responsiveness. Thanks to eWON, save money and time by cutting the maintenance traveling costs.