Brewery Plant Automation
Brewery management wanted to automate their batch processes to maximize the amount of brew produced daily and to more consistently follow their recipes. They wanted to minimize the manual interventions in the process.
We helped design a flexible automated system and implemented it with the control based on S7-400, S7-1500 and PCS7. We developed Recipe Management software for them along with Batch Planning software. We developed a Brew report with built in event logging and change control for improved batch analysis. The software provided a record of each batch with changes and events noted.
The modular and recipe-based system allowed them to seamlessly switch recipes from batch to batch which increased their productivity and reduced their down time. It took less people to manage each batch while giving them greater control of their processes. The operator friendly software was greatly appreciated by their workers.