Digital solutions for food beverage
Individualized food thanks to individual solutions
“A unique box of chocolates specifically designed for my loved one.”
Tastes differ – and eating and drinking are getting more individual. The future of the Food & Beverage industry is production that is tailored to customer demand. Our digitalization solutions will enable you to economically realize individual customer demands. See for yourself.
The future is becoming increasingly digital
Flexibility is not an art but a question of technology
Optimal coordination of the ordering, manufacturing, and packaging processes enables production to react flexibly to customer requests. That is what digitalization means to us in the Food & Beverage sector, and that is how we ensure that production efficiently implements individual customer requests. This approach makes it possible for customers to satisfy their individual chocolate wishes, for example, or brew a beer exactly to their taste using a configurator.
Discover the potential of digitalization
Today, competitiveness in the brewing industry is defined by the degree of digitalization. Because of that, the interests of many OEMs go far beyond mere processes. They’re looking for an integrated digital solution that will push the whole company forward. Siemens products like BRAUMAT or MindSphere, for example, can help you discover new and unknown potential in every segment of your beer production, virtually from any desk.
Flexible recipe system
Siemens automation technology for the food and beverage industry ensures consistently high product quality through standardization of production processes and simplified production due to a flexible recipe system. Because even the smallest of orders deserves a great deal of attention, each order is individually packaged, labeled, and includes a list of ingredients.
Cost-effective implementation of individual customer requests
Each individual order has to be processed and synchronized with the existing order list. A Manufacturing Execution System provides valuable support with this task. This system creates a useful order list for the different variants in order to minimize production complexity and costs. It checks the availability of all the ingredients required for production. The production process is simulated in 3D before the order goes to production.
Greater flexibility with the SIMATIC IT manufacturing execution system
In view of challenges such as growing competition, shorter product life cycles, and ever-stricter legal regulations, it is increasingly important to have a consistent, end-to-end system in place. This system should make all relevant process, production, and business data available at all times – across all levels of the company and along the entire value chain. And that is exactly what SIMATIC IT offers. Our modular manufacturing execution system creates the transparency and efficiency required in the plant, creating the ideal conditions for shortening time-to-market and improving competitiveness, especially in the food and beverage industry.
Digital solutions for the food and beverage industry in practice
Worldwide Siemens digitalization solutions help make production more flexible and efficient.
In a class of its own
SABMiller is the second-largest brewer in the world and operates breweries in more than 80 countries.
Previously, SABMiller used ultrasonic level measurement systems and magnetic flowmeters.
The superiority of the new SITRANS LR250 HEA radar level transmitter was particularly evident in tanks for filtered beer with a rather problematic geometry.
Worth its salt
Zoutmann NV produces 300,000 tons of salt yearly for various applications.
The company uses SIMATIC IT Unilab to inspect raw materials and finished products, automatically generate analysis certificates, and connect with the company’s ERP system.
SIMATIC IT Unilab is compatible with any device, brand, or platform.
No spilled beans
The production plant in Angostura turns 4,000 tons of soybeans a day into raw oils and soy husk pellets.
CAIASA wanted to optimize every stage of the soy oil production so it could achieve its production targets and minimize the risk of downtime.
The best way to achieve this was using the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system.
Sweetening the pot
Price declines despite continuing demand challenge sugar manufacturers to improve asset use and reduce operating costs.
Thanks to Integrated Drive Systems (IDS), Kaset Thai could replace its steam turbine and thus improve its mill efficiency by 30%.
The low-maintenance integrated drive system ensures flexible mill operation and is a sustainable, future-oriented investment.
In India, demand for dairy products is rising steeply.
Producers feel challenged to keep up with this growth.
To help bridge the gap between demand and supply, Ashish C. Sinha, CEO of Rajkot Dairy, realized his vision of implementing a state-of-the-art dairy automation system based on Simatic PCS 7.
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