Control room is a light constructed cubicle, usually at a high position to have a better view of different zones in the packing line. Its main purpose is to have all the line controls and indicators in a central point, also to give protection to certain equipment like monitors or computers.
- Normally a control room is recommended when there is a sizer or specialized equipment that requires more than an industrial HMI to be controlled. It is also recommended when monitoring is a requirement.
- Control rooms are usually placed in a strategically selected location to have a good spot to monitor the line both by computers and by eye.
- Its construction can be done in structural insulated panel or aluminum stave. Both options can have windows and one or more access doors.
- To access to the control room ladders and catwalks are configured to be connected to the most important zones like camera chamber or electrical panel.