Introduction of palletizers at food plant
It is impossible to imagine a modern conveyor belt plant without automatic packaging machines. This is particularly significant for the food industry, because the misuse of packaging technology considerably shortens the shelf life of the finished products. The article provides a description of such palletizing equipment which places each layer of the finished product on a pallet.
Upgrade of process control system of the finished product shop
When revamping the existing enterprises, the key requirements are minimization of idle time during the commissioning period and reduction of capital expenditures. The article presents the hardwaresoftware solutions whose implementation allowed for fulfilling these requirements when upgrading the process control system of the finished product shop at a breadbaking complex.
Use of the state-of-the-art automation technologies for the development of process control system for a dairy factory
The article describes an experience in using the Siemens stateoftheart developments (APF TP libraries) for the food industry within process control system project for a dairy factory performed by NPO Elevar CJSC. Also discussed are the main stages of the development, use of the virtual plant model based on PHMIE and the basic hardware/software utilized in the process control system.
New approach to the automation of the spirit brew production
The article describes a new method of diluting starch to produce spirit brew. The company and industrial experience is summed up, and various methods are compared. The article provides and justifies solutions on how to upgrade the existing process control system in order to introduce and implement a new method based on this system. The special features of the upgraded system operation are shown by describing the tasks that the system performs. In conclusion, the article presents the factors which determine the efficiency of implementation of the approaches described in the article as well as some data which allow an understanding of potential economy.
Design of the process control system for the production and packaging of margarine
The article describes the design of the process control system for the production and packaging of margarine. The project was carried out during modernization of the margarine production facility at OJSC Fat Production Plant (Saratov). A brand new level of process control was achieved.
Austrian bakers rely on the innovative, fast and efficient PLC technology
In 2005, Fischer Brot, an Austrian bakery, considerably expanded their production capacities. They built a new plant incorporating the mostuptodate process equipment. The process control system is based on the highperformance PLCs from VIPA which provide a reliable performance of the tasks allotted and demonstrate the excellent compatibility with the Siemens software products.
Complex approach to designing a process control system used in alcohol mash production
The need for a complex approach to updating production objects is demonstrated. The approach described in this paper was applied at the Kozlov distillery to incorporate the control system used in alcohol mash production into the general alcohol-production-controlling system. The alcohol production technology; the software/hardware, structure, and functions of the control system; and the potentiality of the operator interface are described. The final part of the article shows the efficiency of the approaches implemented in practice.
Production operations management tasks solution at different information structure levels of an enterprise
The consideration is given to enterprise information structure, its components' positioning and interaction, their place in management hierarchical structure, tasks and methods of their integration into industrial environment. Special attention is paid to ERP, MES and the integration of process control systems for production operations management.
Complex approach to the process control systems construction in alcohol production
The article presents the complex approach to the construction of the alcohol production process control system at Kozlovskiy distillery. The components of this approach are: hardware and software tools selection in accordance with the formulated tasks and requirements; control parameter optimization; functional and structural flexibility provision; real time administration; explosive environment consideration; user-friendly interface development, etc.The article presents quantitative indexes proving the effectiveness of the described system.
Using servo actuators in packaging equipment
The author describes the replacement of asynchronous frequency-regulated electric drives and electromagnetic couplers with servo actuators in the dosing mechanism on a packaging production line. The article analyzes the advantages of using servo actuators with regard to the primary capabilities of the packaging equipment, speed and accuracy of the dosing. The author offers different scenarios for setting up such a control system.
Control system for distilling equipment
The control system described in this article provides an integrated approach to automating distilling equipment, as opposed to the still widely used solutions that are based on setting up unconnected local units for controlling separate parameters. The author demonstrates the advantages of this integrated approach, which, to a large extent, is enabled by the use of WAGO I/O-System controllers in the system, along with contemporary networking and software solutions. Particular emphasis is placed on hardware backups as a way of ensuring the system functions reliably.
Automated process control system for the production of chocolate frosting
This article presents a project to modernize a control system for a chocolate frosting production line, describing the unit to be controlled, the production process and the hardware and software.
Solutions for developing and debugging automatic process control system projects
This article describes the components, structure, hardware and software for solutions to test and debug software for automatic process control systems in laboratory conditions using digital models and full simulations of technological processes. The article cites an example of the use of such a solution to create and automated control system for cold smoking of fish.
Automated Grain Moistening — Сomprehensive Approach to the Problem
Issues of implementation and practical use of automated moistening line at flour-grinding works are considered in the article, exemplified by “Komposit-09/UV-3” automated control system. The system’s structure and functionality, as well as the hardware implementation features are described.
Object-Structured Mill Factory Control System
An object-oriented information structure of the mill factory's automation control system may help to simplify replication and modernization of similar control systems.
Stock-Taking of Flour and Finished Products at Confectionery Plant
An automated control system at the confectionery plant producing bread and buns is solving the following tasks: stock-taking of leavings of different flour sorts, and remaining free space in silo; monitoring of machinery operation and finished products output; generation of different-level reports.
Sugar Manufacturing Process Automation Systems
Varied equipment and software are considered, which serve for the monitoring, registration and control of sugar manufacturing process' operation factors.
Automated Foodstuffs' Weight Monitoring
This automated control system has been installed at the Fat-and-Oil Integrated Works in Odessa. It measures out and doses delivery of vegetable oil during the process at the oil-extraction plant.
Automated Control System of the Egg Sorting Machine
An electronic control system for egg sorting is considered, which monitors parameters and controls the flow line.
From Experience of Alcohol Manufacturing
In the article one of practical applications of Trace Mode SCADA and MFK technological controller is described.
ADAM-4000-based automated temperature control system in elevator silos
Automated dairy products control and metering system for dairy plants
The article presents an automated dairy products control and metering system for small and midsize dairy plants. The authors describe the operation of the system's first tier at a working dairy plant, and they point out the possibility of adapting this model control and monitoring system for use in other food industry plants.
Automation of Alcohol Making