Food & Beverage Automation

Food processing & food factory automation

How We Can Help

  • Turnkey automation system design, implementation & installation
  • MES including OEE, KPIs, downtime, quality, track-and-trace, visualization & improvements
  • Batch process automation & recipe management
  • Production capacity improvements & OEE improvements
  • Obsolete equipment upgrades & conversions
  • Food safety & food defense modifications
  • Digital transformation (cloud, analytics, simulation)
Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage

Capabilities

Food & Beverage Processes & Products

  • Mixing
  • Baking
  • Packaging
  • Dairy products
  • Snack foods
  • Nut processing (roasting, blanching, shelling, seasoning)
  • Canned goods
  • Craft brewing
  • Bagged produce products
  • Consumer packaged goods

Project Management & Oversight

  • Main Automation Contractor (MAC) & Main Electrical Contractor (MEC)
  • Production line equipment relocation & modifications
  • Operations & maintenance manual development
  • Construction management for safety, drug testing, electrical work & materials
  • Installation of electrical & mechanical systems

Design, Development & Deployment

  • DCA, PLC, SCADA, HMI programming
  • Historian integration
  • Production report development (mobile-friendly with email & text)
  • Barcoding functionality for scanning & confirmation of product flow
  • Simulation at the control & batch level
  • Control panel design, fabrication, installation & termination
  • S88 batch server configuration & batch process modeling
  • Integration between supervisory line controls & OEM controls
  • Tank, pump, instrument & valve specification
  • Drive system integration
  • Fluid handling control systems
  • Networking & fiber optic cabling
  • CIP automation
  • Safety upgrade implementation
  • Variable speed drive, servo drive & production equipment troubleshooting
  • Commissioning
  • Manufacturing equipment calibration
  • Support for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance

Food & Beverage Case Studies

  • Food & Beverage
    Oil Delivery Control System Upgrade at a Baking Facility

    Problem This manufacturing facility makes baked goods. Part of the process involves delivering oil and PB (peanut butter) paste from one area to another. The hardware controlling the area was obsolete, not maintainable, and unreliable. There was a high probability of production downtime, affecting the entire bakery.    Solution We upgraded the oil & PB

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  • OEE Downtime
    OEE/Downtime Monitoring and Reporting System for a Food & Beverage Plant

    The client wanted to be able to compare production performance (OEE / downtime) across manufacturing plants to facilitate continuous improvement for the manufacturing teams & keep a pulse on production efficiency at the executive level. A&E helped them standardize the data collection and reporting of business/production metrics across all facilities in all 3 divisions of the company.

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