Meeting current and future customer requirements quickly
and with the highest quality is key to the food and beverage industry. ABInBev
is a major beer manufacturer, and their brewers want to produce beers with
consistent quality for their customers. The project, in partnership with
Process Dynamics, a Solution partner to Siemens features continuous innovation with
the Braumat system. The software was required to have virtualization
capability, recipe control and management, trend and alarm management, batch
reporting and controlled access.
Brewery Specialist at Maluti Mountain Brewery (MMB) explains, “Maluti Mountain
Brewery is passionate about brewing and has a long tradition of craftsmanship
in making superb beer from high quality natural ingredients. Fast changing
recipes required us to be skilled with the new process quickly, which proved challenging.
While we are creating the ‘Brewery of the future’, it is important for us to
deliver according to our customers’ demands whilst giving us full transparency
of the production process. The Siemens Braumat system enables this flexibility
and efficiently manages the recipe and the process, minimizes human
intervention in the process and reduces extract loss. Graphical recipe
management, route control possibility, batch reporting, replay modes,
efficiency, mobile working etc. are essential for our brewery of the future
goals. We are confident that the partnership with Siemens will be able to
achieve this goal.”
Siemens is one of leading technology supplier to ABInBev
globally. With our long history of engagement with the brewing world we are not
only making it easier for the brewers to manage recipes but also helping them
to optimize on water and energy utilization in the processes, explains Munish
Choudhary, Vertical Manager for Food and Beverage at Siemens South Africa.
Process Dynamics has been involved with the MMB and hence
understands the requirements for such a system in the brewing area. We have
provided a recipe driven system, which supports with brewing parameter control
and monitoring. All user operations are logged so any deviations from the
recipe can be easily traced. By being able to
analyse batch data, brewers can optimise recipes. We installed the latest
Siemens PLC hardware S7-1500 but also utilized existing Siemens PLC with a
centralized control room,” explains Process Dynamics, Managing Director Kobus
time-to-market, speed and quality are very essential for the brewing industry.
Recipe-control is important, especially based on the changing taste of the
customers but also based on the changing raw materials in the process.
“For more than 40 years, Braumat has been recognised
as the standard for brewing and process automation”, says Sabine Dall’Omo,
Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa. We are proud to
have delivered on this project with ABInBEV. With our Digital Enterprise
solutions and Braumat, Siemens can help beer manufacturers be more flexible and
more efficient. Ultimately, digitalization is ensuring that we can enable our
customers to adapt quickly to market situations and demands to expand
portfolios with the highest standards. With our leading technology Braumat, we
can substantially provide a higher performance and transparency in the brewing
and beverage industry."