New solutions for beverage production

In 2019, players from the beverage industry will once again meet for their leading trade fair, BrauBeviale, in Nuremberg, Germany. We look forward to having you visit us at Booth 628 in Hall 7 from November 12 to 14. Become inspired by our innovations and ideas, share your knowledge with us and get excited about our three partners joining us at the fair with their practical projects. Drop by and check it out!

The Smart Factory approach of Industry 4.0 has been well-established for several years as a concept for the entirety of production, improving all areas and locations. However, its implementation has been slow-moving. Many companies in the beverage industry are facing enough challenges in the automation of their processes alone. These span implementing beverage manufacturing automation, maintaining it, or refining it to meet new internal and external requirements. Digitalization spanning all system areas and multiple locations is still a fairly distant goal. But where do we start if we want to take the first necessary steps in that direction and ensure both sustainability and competitiveness?

 

 

Building bridges between isolated islands

impact manufacturing quality and reliability. The system has to continue running so as not to jeopardize sales and revenue. This is where our software-driven approach comes in. Using the zenon Software Platform, you gain access to data for your existing system and machines, and can then use this data to generate valuable information for smoother beverage manufacturing automation.
For example: what is the relationship between the production data and the actual energy consumption data? How does this compare to other production locations? What trends and forecasts can be predicted based on the current machine data? When you use zenon, you gain knowledge that improves your existing manufacturing process in a sustainable way and sheds light on dark areas thanks to customized reports.

 

The many communication protocols in zenon make it easy to work with heterogeneous production landscapes. Plus, vertical connection to additional (ERP) systems is intended as part of the design. Likewise, the zenon API makes it possible to connect to high-performance third-party systems to evaluate and display beverage manufacturing data with transparency and security. In addition, zenon can ensure ergonomic machine operation in production and, thanks to zenon Batch Control, make beverage production processes extremely easy and flexible.

 

 

Forward-looking IIoT backbone for machines and systems

An increasing number of business models are being developed in the area of machine provision. "Machine as a Service" (MaaS) or "Pay per unit" offer an answer to rapid digital transformation for many production companies; helping them meet today's requirements for a machine supplier's services sooner. As such, maintenance orders are becoming part of the responsibility of the machine manufacturer or provider. Data about the productivity of a machine is becoming essential to the fundamental billing model. There has to be the facility to continuously monitor the status of the machine and its individual parts and their external control. This means that connectivity to various cloud platforms must be enabled. Cutting-edge automation software platforms like zenon provide this connectivity, which also serves to ensure the compatibility of future versions and required security updates.

 

Our beverage manufacturing software platform forms the digital backbone, so to speak, of the machines and systems of tomorrow. It ensures the backend is running stably and the machine is working. The frontend can be connected to third-party systems and configured using ergonomic HMI design in a way that meets the end user's needs, no matter what other technology is being used. The software solution is not hardware-specific and, thanks to its variety of drivers, it provides a development environment that supports a wide range of mechanical engineering and OEM requirements.

 

 

Try out zenon with our partner companies

The combination of multiple machines and HMIs in one platform makes it possible to develop a comprehensive line infrastructure that offers beneficial transparency to end users as well as mechanical engineers and OEMs. We look forward to demonstrating this for you at BrauBeviale, at Booth 628 in Hall 7. There, you will also get a chance to meet with three partner companies from our global COPA-DATA Partner Community: TREESSE PROGETTI from Italy, INDAS DOO from Serbia, and KROPF Solutions from Germany. They will be giving live presentations of their zenon projects at end customer locations and will then be available for follow-up questions. These projects are where real-world requirements meet the diverse possibilities offered by zenon and the clever ideas of system integrators. Dive into the application world of zenon and learn something completely new.

 

 

Do you want to speak with COPA-DATA experts and our partner companies at Hall 7, Booth 628? No problem! Register now, free of charge, for your very own ticket using the voucher code A413538 and set up an appointment directly.