The food industry and beverage is undergoing profound changes due to new trends seeking positive impact in areas such as nutritional patterns of the population, quality and food safety, adaptation to specific populations such as seniors, youth, women, and demands for new sensations.
Project: Cervecerías Barú-Panamá, S.A. (Heineken Group)
Location: Panamá City Year: 2014
Overview: A Crown bottle Washer line, at a South American brewery, was not equipped with modern automation control systems. All of its logic functions ran through a set of Relays, electrical timers, isolated temperature controllers and indication only instrumentation.
This was causing frequent loss of time during unforeseen shutdowns, quality control complexity and a high chemical consumption , causing unnecessary energy waste and loss of productivity at the line.
Scope: To Increase the efficiency of a bottle washer through the modernization of the control system (Upgrade the old washer control cabinet based on relays to a Programmable Automation controller system for secure and automatic operation of the washer).
ControlLogix 1756-L56 Processor
Ethernet Communications Card
ControlNet Communication Card
Flex IO Remote IO modules and accessories
Endress & Hauser Instrumentation
Panel View Plus 1500 Graphic Terminals
Ing. Héctor Ledezma
Egineering & Maintenance Manager
CERVECERÍAS BARÚ-PANAMÁ. S.A