ProLeiT at Anuga FoodTec 2024: Software-driven open approach for the food and beverage industry

Visit us at this year's Anuga FoodTec, taking place from March 19th to 22nd in Cologne. At the Schneider Electric booth (Hall 5.1 / Stand A029), we will be showcasing our solutions for the automation and digitalization of the food industry. A special focus will be placed on the open automation approach.

Modular. Flexible. Open.

In today’s dynamic market, companies must emphasize flexibility and adaptability in production to stay competitive. Modular production offers a promising solution by enabling swift plant adaptation to evolving processes and market needs through standardization. This approach is key to achieving long-term success.

Batch Management in modular plants

In addition to the need for efficient resource utilization, shorter product life cycles and the constantly increasing number of new products being introduced are placing ever higher demands on operational flexibility. The necessary collection, analysis, and contextualization of production data can only be achieved with scalable, modular production plants. Intelligent batch automation is indispensable for these plants.

ProLeiT's Plant iT Batch Orchestration System (BOS) is equipped to meet all requirements of batch management in modular plants, creating a flexible environment for plant operators to react quickly and dynamically to changes. The system focuses on complete flexibility in executing individual recipe steps in batch orchestration. Ongoing recipes or batches can be expanded or adjusted at any time, independent of the control platform, to avoid material losses, with all changes documented. This ensures sustainable resource utilization, high transparency in changes, and a significant increase in plant value.

Expanding Open Automation

To fully leverage the potential of Industry 4.0 and further drive the paradigm shift, ProLeiT closely collaborates with Schneider Electric.

ProLeiT collaborates with Schneider Electric to propel this paradigm shift. ProLeiT’s latest V9.90 version supports Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxureTM Automation Expert (EAE), an open, manufacturer-neutral automation solution. This IEC 61499-based tool facilitates seamless function module interconnection and simplifies cross-communication among control components. It promotes hardware-independent software distribution and expedites engineering & commissioning. Transitioning to IEC 61499-based automation systems revolutionizes process and machine design. Platforms like EAE herald a new era of open automation.

Interested? Then visit us at the Schneider Electric booth. We look forward to meeting you in Hall 5.1 / Booth -A029!