With rapid growth, however, the cooperative’s embrace of technology has been key to successful aggregation, processing and distribution of a time-sensitive item like milk after it’s collected from so many producers.
That’s where ABB comes in: Its 800xA control systems, relied upon broadly in food and beverage
, oil and gas
and other industries, provide Amul with intuitive automation and maintenance solutions that ensure a hygienic, efficient environment for processing and preserving milk’s goodness.
For instance, ABB provides automation for milk reception, pasteurization and for monitoring and control while transferring milk, cream and butter milk from reception tanks to packaging machines at Amul’s Dairy III. Automation determines percentage of milk, cream fat, and non-fat solids, while queue-handling ensures prompt refilling of silos to maintain continuity without delays.
And as part of Amul’s integrated plant systems, ABB developed a customized cleaning-in-place (CIP) solution to sanitize equipment such as the silos, milk and cream pasteurizers, cream tanks, dispatch lines and butter-making machines.