Carbonated Soft Drinks Plant Automation
The owners of a carbonated soft drink plant needed to improve the recycling and reuse of their byproducts and lower costs of production. In addition, they sought an improvement in the consistency of their product's quality.
Cotmac's engineering services designed a fully automated production line using Siemen's S7 programmable logic controller with well-designed Human machine interfaces to allow single point control of their processes. We built in fault detection and alarms with event and trend logging for analysis. We implemented and commissioned the plant to run 24/7.
The new line runs more efficiently, producing more product with far fewer workers. The consistency of the product is greatly improved assuring the highest quality product for delivery to their customers. Downtime has been greatly reduced because of early warning of failures and improved diagnostics and data available to pinpoint problems.