Service portfolio for the beverage industry

Our process control systems meet both the general and the special requirements of the beverage industry. Our automation solutions are predominantly used in the following production areas:

  • Raw material delivery
  • Production
  • Fermenting and maturing cellars
  • Filling plants
  • Cleaning and auxiliary plants

Beverage technology with Plant iT and brewmaxx:

Our control systems Plant iT and brewmaxx already boast the automation classes and specific functions demanded by the beverage industry. Depending on the actual sector, the applied basic version of our control system can be provided with additional modules (e.g. integrated materials management or connection to ERP systems). The following list displays the industry-specific nature of our process control systems for the beverage industry:

  • Automated material delivery for trucks, containers, BigBags and individual units
  • Silo management for raw material management
  • Automation of sugar and dissolving plants for the production of fruit juices, soft drinks and energy drinks
  • Control and inspection of production plants for batch mixer, HD mixer, inline mixer (conti-mixer), pasteurisation units (also for carbonated beverages) and fruit syrup rooms
  • Control of blending plants for the production of fruit juices
  • Waterhouse automation for springs
  • Brewhouse automation for breweries
  • Route control for integrated tank and route management
  • Integrated monitoring functions for tanks and conveying routes
  • Energy data management for saving water, energy, CO2 and gas
  • Intelligent load management for optimising the plant capacity
  • Line management system, according to the Weihenstephan Standards
  • Production and operating data acquisition for filling and packaging plants
  • Production and efficiency reports (DIN, OEE)
  • Order dispatching with integration of LIMS and ERP systems
  • Order lists for production, cleaning and filling
  • Recipe-controlled program sequences for liquid and batch processes
  • Process-oriented materials management
  • Batch traceability (pre and post-tracking) to EU Regulation 178/2002
  • Automation of CIP plants
  • Connection of various ERP systems (e.g. SAP/R3, FOSS)
  • Interfaces for connection to laboratory management systems (LIMS), e.g. Unilab
  • Batch systems to ISA S88 for batch and continuous processes
  • Workflow via WLAN handheld scanners and integrated scanning function
  • Company-wide management reporting
  • Statistical process control
  • MES functionalities for planning, guidance, analysis and evaluation of production processes
  • Production-based documents and logs for company-wide analyses
  • Visu Recorder for training staff and optimising process sequences
  • Control and route matrix (OCM) for simple parameterisation

Our process control systems are characterised by a high level of standardisation, integration and the elimination of unnecessary interfaces. They enable company-wide operating data acquisition, recipe-controlled processes, continuous materials management with material traceability and integrated interfaces to ERP systems.

All Plant iT basic systems and modules have a centralised engineering infrastructure with a common database and logical user interface for intuitive parameterisation. Even complete sequences within the process can, as a rule, be parameterised to ensure that programming is predominantly replaced by parameterisation. Find more information on the individual basic systems and modules here.