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Making Brewing and Distilling more flexible and more efficient

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Digitalization makes it easier to adapt quickly to new market situations

Today's 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.

Learn why Constellation Brands, maker of 25 million hectoliters of beer for the US annually, chose to upgrade its automation processes with Siemens to triple capacity at one of its North American plants.

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Brewery solutions in practice

Find out more about the specific solutions from Siemens for breweries and the major benefits offered by digitalization. 

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BRAUMAT process control system

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Digital Enterprise

The comprehensive approach to optimize the entire value chain

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.

 

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Siemens offers the right solution for each step in the production process.

The production process in detail

 

Market analysis, formula and product design with Teamcenter (NX), SIMATIC IT R&D Suite and SIMATIC IT Interspec for the brewery industry.

Our tools in detail

 

Production planning and validation of production capacity for breweries with Plant Simulation; increasing efficiency and reducing time to market.

Our tools in detail

 

Monitoring and controlling of brewing processes with the process control system Braumat for communicaton, power supplies, controls and HMIs. Engineering for filling and packaging lines with TIA Portal.

 

 

Our tools in detail

 

SIMATIC IT closes the gap between product design and production and enables an economical and successful production. Planning and scheduling of raw materials, production resources and production reports.

 

 

 

Our tools in detail

 

MindSphere collects all data of production processes in a cloud solution, evaluates and interprets the data for condition monitoring, failure prediction, for process data analytics and energy management.

 

 

Our tools in detail

Industry Services for Brewery

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.

Energy Analytics can tell you where and why you are wasting energy, as well as advice you on what measures you can take to reduce the energy consumption.

Benefits:

  • Cloud-based service requires minimal amount of your own resources
  • Data analytics and energy expert know-how provide insights on existing energy saving potentials
  • Cost savings of up to 15% are possible by reducing energy consumption

Industrial Security Services help to protect plants, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats. It is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept. 

Benefits:

  • In-depth understanding of current security status
  • List of proposed measures with budget estimation for realization
  • Machines are hardened against unwanted changes
  • Unwanted changes are stopped
  • Logging & notification of change attempts in a central dashboard

Migration of “mature” long-serving Automation Systems will prolong the life of your machines and increase  productivity at reasonable costs!

Benefits:

  • Higher productivity and production output with fewer unplanned shutdowns
  • Lower life cycle costs, e.g. maintenance and spare parts  costs
  • Fit for the future due to SIMATIC Products with Open system architecture and unified Interfaces

Standardized virtualized systems for SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATIC WinCC, which covers pre-configured, ready-to-run system components, including a matching service and support offer. Four different hardware platform variants allow to scale the  virtualization solution to the actual requirements.

Benefits:

  • up to 75% energy cost savings
  • up to 80% less rack-space
  • 100% lifecycle services
  • Maximized utilization of existing IT resources
  • Fast and cost effective system upgrades and updates
  • Central management of the system

Lifecycle cost optimization by minimizing operational and financial risks with help of transparent service costs for up to 15 years.

Benefits:

  • Investment protection
  • Optimized plant availability
  • Ensure serviceability and upgradability
  • Predictability and cost transparence


Contracts cover: 

  • Preventive and corrective maintenance
  • Stand-by service, obsolescence management 
  • PCS 7 upgrades, Software updates and spare parts
Learn more about our solutions for the brewery industry
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Helping our partners find success

Many of our products and solutions are already being successfully used in the brewing and distilling industries. Below is a selection of these applications.

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