Food & Beverage
Change comes to the Food & Beverage Industry
Manufacturers across the Food & Beverage sector increasingly turn to optimization in response to competition and the rising costs of production inputs. Whether accelerating the rise time of a key Temperature process without Overshoot or limiting variability within a critical Flow application as it responds to changing feed stocks, improved regulatory control enhances the use of those costly inputs and increases a manufacturer’s overall production yield. Those benefits apply equally to manufacturers of commodity food stuffs as well as to producers of specialty branded goods.
When equipped with appropriate technologies for monitoring, analyzing and optimizing PID-based regulatory control systems, food producers are able to improve the consistency of their day-to-day operations and to fight back against rising costs and competition.
Control Station is fortunate to support leading and global manufacturers from across the Food & Beverage sector. Those same customers have facilitated advances to both our award-winning technologies and our interactive training workshops. Our value as a supplier to the industry is based on a broad understanding of the process dynamics which are common to food production as well as on deep domain knowledge of PID-based regulatory control. Following are specific areas where Control Station can contribute to improve plant performance.
When process dynamics evolve slowly it can be difficult to know when those changes begin to undermine performance. With its ability to proactively identify and isolate mechanical, interaction and tuning issues, PlantESP equips production staff with valuable details along with the advance warning they need to maintain optimal control.
Controller tuning software has a long history of under-performing in the Food & Beverage sector. LOOP-PRO is different. It is industrial-grade technology that’s unique in its ability to address both long Dead-Time and highly oscillatory process dynamics. It makes the tuning process faster and more consistent which are keys to success for any food producer.
PID controller tuning has been proven to improve plant performance, but for many in the Food & Beverage industry control loop tuning is a manual effort with hit-or-miss results. We’re experts in PID control and developed a curriculum specifically for food manufacturers. We can teach you a simple, repeatable method for optimizing loop performance.
Optimize Operations to Improve Performance
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What Customers Say
We have better visibility of the performance of our control loops and therefore the processes, so we are better able to sustain the value from our control strategies. From this, we have seen improvements in yield and efficiencies as well as increased process throughput.