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The soft drink market is characterized by frequently changing and often short-lived trends. To stay ahead of the competition over the long term, soft drink manufacturers must be able to rapidly adapt their production to new requirements at all times – and to always work efficiently and produce optimal quality. Digitalization gives them the flexibility they need to accomplish this while also boosting energy efficiency. Solutions tailored specifically to the requirements of soft drink production ensure reliable production processes and product quality that can be reproduced at all times.
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.
The first phase involves digitally developing a new product. The SIMATIC IT R&D Suite flexibly supports the recipe and makes it possible to run simulations in order to virtually optimize recipes prior to production. At the same time, it checks whether the new product meets all regulations. The packaging and labels are also developed and tested virtually with Teamcenter NX.
The second phase begins with digital production planning based on our Line Designer planning tool for the layout of production lines. The plant is then tested and further optimized with our Tecnomatix Plant Design software to maximize throughput and availability.
Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) quickly, flexibly and efficiently handle the mechanical, electrical and automation design, as bottom up engineering approaches. Engineering efficiency can be increased for the production process as well as for bottling and packaging in the manufacturing part through integrated workflows.
In phase 4, SIMATIC IT acts as a bridge to the actual production process, which is optimized continuously. The universal database makes it possible to easily connect the ERP system to the automation technology and thus increase transparency through detailed reports and overviews.
Relevant KPIs for the production line and the process part are displayed and evaluated by specific apps on the basis of the cloud-based, open IoT operating system, MindSphere. This facilitates new services such as predictive, preventive and error clearance services that generate real added value through higher plant availability.