‘The challenge is to produce in a sustainable way for more and more people’
Senior Business Consultant Smart Manufacturing
The so-called healthy eaters grow in numbers on the other hand, there is a large group of people who do not go beyond actual ideologies. Concern for pure water, pure food, GMOs and the way the food industry deals with nutrition and sustainability, binds people together and brings challenges for companies operating in these markets.
In the food industry, products are often made in batches or in a continuous process in the processing department. They are then turned into consumer packaged goods in packaging lines. Both departments require specific solutions for Tracking-and-Tracing, barcode and RFID, order management, recipe management, OEE calculations, changeovers and cleaning, sampling, analysis provisions and delivery and transport of bulk and warehouse goods.
Animal Feed is a special branch of industry which large volumes and short delivery times require the maximum operating efficiency for its bulk processes.
The right skills and industry-specific knowledge of the market we operate in, are essential as safety and accuracy are crucial in these markets. Over the years, we have developed and gained specific expertise in continuous and batch processes in the field of bulk and fine chemicals. We provide total solutions with DCS, (safety) PLC and MES. Prolonged production runs and long start-up times demand specific automation solutions and a focus on safety and the environment, including the use of SIL and ATEX.
Our professionals are skilled and experienced in control, information and knowledge technologies. In practice, we can realise advanced applications, including those for optimisation by:
Our smart high performance services and products are bundled in a Smart Manufacturing Program especially designed to support our customers in their Smart Manufacturing journey. Our highly qualified business, IT and Industrial Automation professionals and innovative products add incremental value in your roadmap to achieve the smartest manufacturing enterprise.
To create a smart production company with the crucial connection between manufacturing and business. And at the heart of the production activities useful information should be shared for both processes via a smart connection.