Beer is probably one of the oldest processed beverages in the world, dating back 7000 years. Wild yeast and spontaneous fermentation resulted in beer-like drinks. During the first industrial revolution In the 18th and 19th century, the production started to be industrialized. But with the availability of sensors, actors process control, data analysis and decision making solutions, beer producers are able to get better control about their process, achieve consistent product quality and higher productivity.
Competition among breweries continues and so they are forced to find new ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs. From mashing, lautering, boiling, fermenting, conditioning to filtering, producers may experience environmental, energy efficiency or productivity challenges. Many breweries around the globe use ABB solutions for their requirements, for example the distributed control system (DCS), Human Machine Interface (HMI), energy-efficient motors, drives or PLCs, manufacturing execution systems (MES), process and production intelligence software, measurement & analytics, robots and more. This offers producers proven tools, process knowledge and a partner network that helps them reduce operating costs, get started on their digital journey and unlock new business value.
Our control system solutions provide paperless production, order execution and material management help to keep production on schedule, or solutions like batch execution control and recipe-based Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) control which lets reduce cycle cleaning times without shutting down production.
Integrated tools to analyze performance, energy use and quality data with our Manufacturing Operations Management tools such as OEE and other intelligence software allow to unlock productivity improvements and improve energy and water use.