Client - Deep Creek Brewery
Date - November 2022
Type of System - Complete brewery automation and controls installation and commissioning
Control system - Beckhoff and Ixon
Industry - Manufacturing & Brewery Process control
Deep Creek needed their production capacity increased. They wanted a complete automation and control solution for a new brewery to implement in their growing manufacturing plant.
They needed a complete solution that included automation, electrical design & electrical installation.
With Automate-X's expertise, Deep Creek Brewery has been able to streamline its processes, make data-driven decisions, and consistently produce high-quality beer.
Integrating advanced technology has also reduced their environmental footprint, making them a more sustainable operation.
One of the critical aspects of the upgrade was integrating advanced technology, including Beckhoff IPC & HMI with integrated TwinSAFE safety. This compact, all-in-one solution provides both PLC control and safety, communicating seamlessly with ABB VSDs and remote IO.
IFM sensors were also integrated into the system to provide real-time monitoring of critical parameters such as flow and temperature. This, in combination with the PID control system, ensures consistent quality and maximum efficiency in every batch.
Remote access was made possible with the integration of the Ixon Router, allowing us to monitor and control the brewing process from anywhere, at any time. The safety of our operators was a top priority, and we achieved this by implementing new safety fencing and Pilz request-to-enter door locks.
The recipe delivery was also streamlined, with the brewery ERP software integration. This ensures that every batch is brewed to the same high standard, every time.
Finally, SMC pneumatics were used to control the valves and actuators, ensuring precise and reliable control of the brewing process.
The upgrade has been a resounding success, and we're already seeing the benefits of increased efficiency and consistent quality. We're proud to embrace advanced technology for our clients and stay ahead of the curve in the brewing industry.
At Deep Creek Brewery, they are always looking for ways to improve their operations and stay ahead of the competition. That's why they recently embraced Industry 4.0 technology and integrated advanced automation systems into their brewing process. The result has been phenomenal, with increased efficiency, consistent quality, and a safer working environment for our operators.
Their implementation included the integration of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human-machine interfaces (HMIs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This has allowed us to optimize our brewing processes and make data-driven decisions that directly impact the quality of our beer.
As a leading brewery, they are proud to embrace Industry 4.0 technology and stay ahead of the curve in the fourth industrial revolution. Investing in advanced technology ensures that our brewery remains competitive, efficient and consistently delivers high-quality beer to its customers.
If you're interested in learning more about how Industry 4.0 technology can transform your brewery operations, be sure to check out our blog. And don't forget to follow us on social media for the latest updates and industry insights!