Application areas in the food industry
We recognised the specific demands of the food industry 25 years ago when we started developing our process control system, and our control system Plant iT is, therefore, equipped with the appropriate functions. Besides expansions and the installation of new plants, our process control system Plant iT is particularly suitable for the migration of old systems, as it supports the programmable logic controls (PLCs) from various manufacturers. This a major benefit to both end customers and food industry machine and plant suppliers, since Plant iT provides them with a universal solution. This enhances knowledge transfer, resulting in shorter commissioning times. It also saves costs related to expansion, maintenance and plant training.
Seeing as Plant iT is a standardised control system with pre-configured automation classes, re-engineering and expansion are parameterised instead of programmed. Plant iT makes common individual programming tasks (coding for SCADA, PLCs, etc.) a thing of the past. Configured services can be simply duplicated, expanded and ported for other projects while remaining fully comprehensible for operators, food technologists and application developers.
Due to our close cooperation with highly esteemed universities in the fields of nutrition, food technology as well as machine and plant manufacturing, the latest trends and requirements of the food industry are incorporated into our process control system.
Plant iT is used around the world by manufacturers of the following food products:
- Meat products,
e.g. meat, cold meat and sausage production, snacks
- Milk (find more information about the dairy industry here),
e.g. cheese, butter, margarine
- Bakery products (find more information about the baking industry here)
e.g. bread, bread rolls, baguettes, pizzas
- Oils and fats,
e.g. olive oil, ketchup, mayonnaise, salsa sauces
e.g. chocolate, sweets
- Fruit mixtures,
e.g. fruit syrup
- Basic food substances,
e.g. additives, aromas
- Feed and mixed feed,
e.g. pet food (dog food, cat food) and food for agricultural animals