“Bugün siparişi verildi, yarın teslim edildi” – Kesselring Kasım 2011 sonunda yeni inovatif otomasyon sistemi GEARBOXX™ siparişini verdiğinde sloganı buydu.
Yeni kontrol sistemi, bira imalathanesindeki her bir proses adımını izlemekte ve kontrol etmektedir. Müdür Peter-Michael Himmel ve bira ustası Robert Stupac, bu yeni tedarikin yapılmasının ve eski sistemin değiştirilmesinin altındaki nedeni açıkladı.
The old control system had been working since 1975 without fail. It was at that time one of the first automatic systems of the still young generation being “fed” by punched cards.
However, by the time the system was getting on a bit and did no longer respond to the requirements of a modern brewery. Immediate “retirement” was decided, and the system was replaced by a modern automation system.
The GEA scope of supply included MCC cabinets complete with necessary hardware engineering as well as software engineering, including commissioning. 24 January 2012 was agreed as start-up date for the first brew – two months are a tough time target, but feasible. Immediately after the turn of the year the “hot phase” started with electric installation and I/O tests. The first brew was produced on schedule.
According to the junior manager Peter-Michael Himmel, this acquisition is a tremendous investment for the Kesselring brewery: “But worthwhile – because this automation is an investment for the future.” After all, the modern GEA control GEARBOXX™ allows to monitor the brewing process from everywhere around, even with a notepad or smartphone. All staff members in charge are immediately informed via SMS about possible failures at the plant and their tangible causes. Production losses and time-killing fault finding are avoided in this way, if staff members must necessarily appear in the middle of the night.
Biracılık prosesinin "devamlı" olarak izlenmesi sağlanıyor
Bir diğer büyük ekolojik avantajı ise tesisin düşük enerji tüketimidir, çünkü bu şekilde pompaların devamlı tam kapasitede çalışmasına gerek yoktur ve otomatik olarak gerçek enerji ihtiyacına göre adapte edilmektedir.
GEARBOXX™ brings about considerable ease of work to the brewers. For instance, the plant starts automatically the preparation of the first brew for the day at midnight. The brewer begins his morning shift at five o’clock with checking the operation of the control system. Then he starts the second brew. The time gained in this way can be used for other tasks.
This modern automation system was developed, installed and commissioned by GEA located in Kitzingen, with whom the private brewery Kesselring has been maintaining a successful business relationship since many years. “For us it was important to have a competent partner nearby, if we need urgent help”, manager Peter-Michael Himmel explains his decision. “In addition, this intelligent automation system can be expanded for use in other facility sections.”