Industrial refrigeration control systems

With integrated energy management features, such as demand control and demand response, Airixa can provide a significant return on investment by lowering your energy usage and utility bills.

Technology platform for
industrial refrigeration
& energy management

Delivering ripe, ready-to-eat produce requires a refrigerated supply chain that is carefully calibrated with numerous moving parts all working together to create the perfect climate conditions. Airixa is a technology platform for monitoring and controlling the entire industrial refrigeration process, with integrated energy and demand management features to help food processors run their operations at peak efficiency.

Refrigeration System & Fan Controls

Airixa integrates with refrigeration equipment and instrumentation to monitor, control, and optimize your entire refrigeration process.

Demand Management

Limit demand spikes during peak utility rate periods and generate additional revenue with demand response rebates and incentives.

Efficiency Measures

Efficiency measures, including VFD speed control for evaporator fans, improve system efficiency without compromising performance.


Object-oriented software design allows for quickly adding new equipment to Airixa without re-engineering the entire system.

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Case study: refrigeration & energy management control system for today's food supply chain

Discover how Airixa is helping produce growers and distributors deliver fresh products across the globe, while also cutting energy consumption.
Airixa helps companies reduce their utility bill & associated demand charges by

Significant energy
savings & ROI with
demand management

Electricity bills include demand charges measured in kilowatts (kW) that are determined by the peak demand within a billing period. Typically, the demand charge is calculated by the highest average kW during a set time period and can account for up to 10-40% of a business’s utility bill.

Through sophisticated load reduction capabilities, including equipment start-up sequencing, user-selected load reduction priorities, adaptive power demand limits, and load shifting algorithms, Airixa can significantly reduce your energy bill by limiting energy demand spikes during peak periods when utility rates are highest. Many US companies that implement demand response can also generate additional revenue through rebates and incentives offered by utility providers.
Read our energy and demand management article to learn more about Airixa’s energy management features:

SCADA software for
system monitoring,
control & analysis

Refrigeration systems need to operate reliably 24/7 to prevent the loss of perishable food products. With Airixa’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software, companies can monitor the status, health, and performance of their entire refrigeration system from both the plant and enterprise levels.

Through direct integration with PLCs and connected instrumentation, Airixa can directly control connected equipment and collect real-time data to generate informative dashboards with graphic visualization of system information, including live trends, data feeds, active alarms, and machine operating status.

Additional features:

integration &
data monitoring

Refrigeration systems that contain Ammonia, Freon, and other refrigerants require constant monitoring for leaks to ensure the safety of workers and the environment. Airixa integrates with a variety of system instrumentation, such as Freon and Ammonia detectors, alarming strobes, and horns to provide immediate alerts in the event of a leak. Airixa also integrates with CO2, humidity, pressure, and temperature sensors to provide real-time information about the environmental conditions in and outside of your facility and individual ripening rooms.

Remote access
& multi-user

Many producers have multiple production facilities operating around the clock and need to be able to monitor that status of their system from any location. With Airixa, companies can remotely access their data at any time through native iOS and Android applications. Airixa is also accessible via web browser from any internet-capable device and includes simultaneous multi-user login with authentication for permissions-based operation.
Airixa Mobile Device

Installations Across North & South America

With installations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Peru, Airixa controls over 2,000,000 sq. ft. of production space, including 152 fruit and vegetable ripening rooms.


Industrial refrigeration & energy management control systems
Energy & demand management

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Vaclav Mydlil
Sr. Director of Advanced Automation
Vaclav leads the dynamic Energy Management and Refrigeration Division at Process Solutions. With an impressive 20 years of experience in power demand management and refrigeration control systems, Vaclav is the driving force behind one of the company’s most innovative systems.

His expertise extends to PLC and cloud-based systems, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance. Vaclav’s commitment to excellence is underscored by his Master of Science degree, specializing in control systems and electrical engineering, which he earned from the University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic.

Beyond the office, Vaclav’s passions include kayaking, snow skiing, and woodworking. Most of all, he enjoys moments spent with his wife and three kids.
Steve Pelton
Vice President of Sales
With over 20 years at Process Solutions, Steve Pelton has held various roles, including Sales Engineer, Sales Director, and his current position as Vice President of Sales.

In addition, Steve oversees Process Solutions’ Energy Management and Refrigeration Division — ensuring the company remains at the forefront of energy-efficient solutions that cater to diverse food production applications. Steve also spearheads the strategic development of the company’s machine monitoring solutions, aligning them with client needs and market trends.

Steve’s background includes mechanical engineering, but his career trajectory has mainly focused on control systems marketing and management. His ability to bridge technical expertise with business acumen has been instrumental in Process Solutions’ growth.

Outside the office, Steve passions include conquering rugged trails on his mountain bike, perfecting his golf swing, and exploring new destinations with his family.
Matt Barnes
Chief Financial Officer
Matt, with 28 years of financial strategy and accounting experience, plays a pivotal role at Process Solutions. As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), he spearheads the company’s growth strategy, ensuring financial stability and health.

Beyond traditional financial management, Matt also oversees strategic initiatives aimed at optimizing Process Solutions’ on-hand inventory costs and availability. By fine-tuning inventory management, Matt ensures the company can meet client needs efficiently and maintain a healthy bottom line.

Matt graduated with a degree in accounting from Western Washington University and previously served as a financial executive at a large retail corporation. Outside of work, Matt enjoys traveling, soccer and spending time with his family.
Kevin Orr
Executive Vice President
Kevin boasts an impressive tenure of over 25 years at Process Solutions. His position in the company has been multifaceted, spanning roles as a project engineer, engineering manager, and Process Solutions’ first Executive Vice President.

Under Kevin’s leadership, the food processing division has flourished, earning its reputation as of the most respected in the industry. Today, Kevin closely collaborates with executives from leading food processors and food processing equipment manufacturers across the country.

Kevin is a devoted husband and father with a passion for international travel.
Todd Busby
Chief Executive Officer
Todd has dedicated over 30 years to Process Solutions, where he has worn multiple hats—from panel builder to project engineer and sales representative.

As the CEO of Process Solutions, Todd has spearheaded significant transformations. Under his leadership, the company has diversified into new industries, acquired a world-class facility, and more than doubled its size.

Todd, a native of the Puget Sound region, is a devoted husband, father, and avid outdoorsman. When he’s not at work, you’ll find him supporting his three kids in all their pursuits or hunting and fishing in Eastern Washington.
David Crumpley
David has dedicated over 15 years to Process Solutions, where he has served as a Senior Engineer, Vice President, and now Chief Operating Officer. His multifaceted experience spans technical expertise, strategic leadership, and operational efficiency.

As the head of Process Solutions’ Water/Wastewater division, David orchestrated the modernization of the company’s internal systems and boosted operational efficiency across the organization.

In his current role as President, David continues to drive innovative initiatives aimed at expanding the company’s reach and further streamlining internal processes.

Outside of work, David enjoys spending quality time with his family and pursuing his passions as an avid outdoorsman.

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We provide numerous remote and on-site services to our customers, including software upgrades, troubleshooting, hardware replacement, and feature additions. Our staff size provides us flexibility to quickly respond to standard time frames and emergency service.


Process Solutions provides commissioning services, as well as system start-ups. Our staff will travel anywhere in the world to help you get your system up and running. We start up hundreds of systems per year, and our licensed electricians on staff can pull permits as needed.


Our Engineering and CAD department can create a wide range of documents, including functional specifications, software design documents, test manuals, O&M manuals, P&ID, system drawings, and network drawings. Drawings for FDA level documents are a particular specialty.


Process Solutions software designers are equipped to handle any size job. We structure our program code to be easily read by both customers and engineers, making support and system upgrades fast and easy.


Process Solutions builds over 3,000 panels per year. Our high-volume model makes our technicians experts in the field and provides our customers with an industry leading experience. Efficient manufacturing practices, mixed with automated manufacturing equipment, allows for quick and consistent job completion.


Creation of custom designs for new and legacy systems. All drawings are template based using automatic CAD macros. Our techniques create an efficient design process with recognizable and easy to understand drawings.