The Problem

REAL Controls has been designing the ice rink chiller controls for Burley’s Rink Supply for more than ten years. Burley’s wanted to update the human-machine interface (HMI) for their TurboChiller PLC system with a modern, easy to use interface.

The Solution

The new HMI uses a web page style interface that is intuitive and easy to navigate. The interface incorporates Burley’s new logo and color scheme that ties in the HMI with the company’s marketing strategy. In addition, REAL Controls was able to integrate what had been three separate chiller control products to control Burley’s four compressor, six compressor and air cooled products into one application that works for the company’s complete product offering.

The Result

Burley’s has offered the new HMI to their existing clients as an upgrade to their ice rink control system and they are including the new interface with all new sales of the TurboChiller system. The roll out has received favorable responses from Burley’s customers and the upgrade has been successful on all systems tested to date. In addition, the single application has significantly reduced the amount of software maintenance required for this product line.