Making beer manufacture more flexible and more efficient
Digitalization makes it easier to adapt quickly to new market situations
Consumers alert to trends rather than traditional beer drinkers: breweries have to adapt to a changing market that is also being served by an increasing number of new providers. To survive and succeed, breweries need to expand their portfolios both cost-efficiently and in line with the highest quality standards. Digitalization plays a key role in this process. It gives them the tools to be able to respond quickly, flexibly and cost-efficiently to current market demands, with no loss of quality. Digitalization makes the flood of data in breweries transparent and easy to follow: from stock receipt to shipping, from the brewing vat to management, and from product development to the glass.
BRAUMAT process control system
More performance and transparency
The BRAUMAT process control system lastingly increases your competitiveness thanks to effective control over recipe-driven processes, maximum transparency, flexibility and quality. Find out more here.
The comprehensive Digital Twin in detail
Our holistic approach for creating Digital Twins offers tangible benefits: You can substantially reduce the number of prototypes you need, predict the performance of the production unit and the products themselves, and ensure you produce what your customers expect.
The digital twin is the precise virtual model of a product or a production plant. It displays their development throughout the entire lifecycle and allows operators to predict behavior, optimizing performance, and implement insights from previous design and production experiences.
Our comprehensive concept of the digital twin consists of three forms: the digital twin of the product, the digital twin of production, and the digital twin of the performance of both product and production. Thanks to our comprehensive domain expertise and optimized tools, Siemens is the only company that offers this holistic approach.
There is tremendous value gained from performing "what if" scenarios and predicting future performance with the digital twin. The ultimate goal of the digital twin is in the closed-loop connection between the virtual world of product development and production planning with the physical world of production system and product performance. Through this connection actionable insight is gained from the physical world for informed decisions throughout the lifecycle of products and production operations.
Digital enterprises produce more flexible and with maximum quality
Companies become digital enterprises by integrating and digitalizing the entire value chain. For every step from developing a new product through to continuously optimizing a plant, Siemens provides a coordinated portfolio of hardware and software.
Interactive production process
Our interactive graphics shows clearly the products and solutions that help you to optimize your processes and to meet the diverse requirements of your customers.
The holistic approach to optimize the entire value chain
The production process in detail
The Digital Enterprise enables manufacturing companies to streamline and digitalize their entire business process, seamlessly integrating suppliers into the mix. They can begin at any point of their value chain, from product design to service, and can extend digitalization gradually, depending on their current needs.
Siemens offers the right solution for each step in the production process.
Discover Industry Services for the brewery industry
Siemens offers services that increase the availability and efficiency of brewery plants. Various services improve the system transparency and help to detect defects on electrical and mechanical components before they occur. They help to reduce energy and maintenance costs – you can schedule maintenance at the right time within the production cycle.
Discover our solutions
Find out more about the specific solutions from Siemens for breweries and the major benefits offered by digitalization.
See how the brewery industry benefits from our solution portfolio
Many of our products and solutions are already being successfully used in the food and beverage industry. Below is a selection of these applications.
Digital brewery operation in focus
Digitalization adds to handicraft art of brewing
Control of filling line with SIMATIC HMI KP300 Basic Panel and SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers
Future increase of energy efficiency based on data analytics
Big dreams are made in small batches
Tailored, affordable solutions designed for craft brewing and can be expanded as the breweries grow
Enable high-quality beer to be produced consistently, while providing the ability to easily experiment and create new beers
Automation makes operating a brewery simple, so local brewers can thrive and focus on building their businesses
Standardized production process for one of the world’s largest breweries
Development of a global standard that’s spanned over 20 OEMs around the world
Consistent automation and controls look and feel for recipe management, path management, filling, and packaging
Operation of one of the largest fleets of laser-guided vehicles using SCALANCE Wireless
From quantity to quality
Precise measurement of beer volume in storage tanks despite strong frothing
Identifying stacked barrels in goods vehicles
Determining the most efficient way to fill the correct bottles with product
The digital era in the art of brewing
End-to-end digitalization with SIMATIC S7 and WinCC
Ideal control and display of all processes
Easy and effective recipe control
Simulating all brewery-specific components using Plant Simulation Software
Optimizing heat requirements, and electricity and water consumption
Early recognition of faults and malfunctions