Overview

Automation for Food Processing

Optimum operation of even the best machines or installations is only possible, if they are partnered with control systems of equal quality. Therefore, when selecting a control system, it's not just the price that counts, but finding competent and tailor-made solutions which are able to satisfy even the highest quality demands. Our Automation system can fulfill these demands with 4 modules that can be extended in functionality, connected machines and client connections.

Link Logic

Link Logic

Link Logic

Click here to watch video:  GEA Food - Link Logic Automation

At the center of each automated process is the ability to start multiple machines at once while keeping the production environment safe. 

The Link Logic module provides this functionality and ensures a productivity improvement.

Key features:

  • Semi-Automatic batch control
  • Machine collision interlock

Benefits:

  • Increase productivity
  • Center start-up
  • Safe production

Process manager

Process Manager

Process Manager

Click here to watch video: GEA Food - Process Manager Automation

When you want to check your process conditions for quality assurance or improvement programs, you want one platform that gives you all actual and historic process conditions. The Process Manager module of Automation connects to all your machines and records all data. The data is available in trends and reports and will never expire when you have backup media available. 

Key features:

  •  Data visualization and storage
  • Various reports and trends
  • Unlimited data storage

Benefits:

  • Increase quality
  • Enhance food safety
  • Improve your process
  • All information in 1 platform

Plant controller

Plant Controller

Plant Controller

Click here to watch video: GEA Food - Plant Controller

When you have a need to comply to trace-ability regulations, the Plant Controller of Automation can be used to record all material movements in your process. Barcode scanners are used to record all manual material additions and label printers are used to identify all materials discharged to bins/containers. The system allows you to search where materials where used and trace the process conditions for end products.

When you have an ERP system (i.e. SAP, MS Dynamics, etc.) the Plant Controller module can optionally be extended with an ERP interface that prevents double entry of recipes and material lists. The interface also reports production data back to your ERP system. 

Key features:

  • Tracking & Tracing
  • ERP interfacing

Benefits:

  • Increase quality
  • Legislation compliancy
  • Single point of data entry
  • Real time material allocation

Production Commander

Production Commander

Production Commander

Click here to watch video: GEA Food - Production Commander Automation

The production commander module provides full automatic production via batch execution based on a process recipe.

A material and recipe editor will be available and recipes can be schedule in a production planning editor to dispatch batches to the batch execution system.

The system makes it possible to automatically discharge materials from silos, correct fat content and check manual material additions against the recipe.

After production, reports are available to check the process conditions of each batch. 

Key features:

  • Automatic batch control
  • Recipe management
  • Production planning
  • Extended reporting

Benefits:

  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce wait times
  • Reduce mistakes
  • No calculations and paper on work floor

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