COPA-DATA, software specialist for industrial automation, will be presenting solutions for ergonomic production at the BrauBeviale 2014 – from the brewing process and line management, to monitoring OEE, through to optimizing energy supply. With live demonstrations, booth visitors can also let themselves be convinced of the advantages of Multi-Touch technology in the industrial environment.
The zenon Product Family allows companies from the beverage industry to gain full visualization, intuitive handling, efficient control and continuous optimization of complex equipment.
«A great deal of competitive pressure, stringent compliance requirements and increasing raw material and energy costs call for companies in the beverage industry to react more flexibly and economize more efficiently», explains Emilian Axinia, Industry Manager Food & Beverage at COPA-DATA GmbH. «zenon is the key to continuous and ergonomic production, filling and packaging processes, increased line flexibility, maximum equipment availability and ultimately also reduced Total Cost of Ownership.»
zenon for Line Management and OEE
Companies that implement zenon for line management can guarantee a continuous information flow – from the machine to the ERP system and back. They can ensure the efficient use of the raw materials as well as the equipment, that they are fulfilling quality and time standards for all their production orders, and are reducing costs in the long term and on a sustainable basis. COPA-DATA offers a universal, flexible and open platform with zenon that is geared to contribute to an increase of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
zenon for the Management of Brewing Processes
Breweries that implement the zenon Product Family, can fully display, comprehensively monitor and efficiently control their beverage production. Here zenon can particularly support the production process: The Batch Control Module allows processes in a batch-based production to be optimally controlled and monitored as well as ensure an unchanging high quality: With Batch Control, brew masters can create and manage master recipes themselves, which then serve as templates for recipes, the so called control recipes, used in beverage production.
zenon for Energy Management
With the help of zenon it is also possible for companies from the beverage industry to set up a solution for Energy Management, which not only records and clearly and extensively presents energy consumption, the use of resources and the production data, but also identifies the possibilities for optimizing energy efficiency as well as saving potential. The software thereby meets important criteria set out by the international energy standard ISO 50001. The certification body of TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH confirmed that zenon meets the defined requirements of the TÜV SÜD standard «Certified Energy Data Management».
zenon for Multi-Touch HMI
A further issue at BrauBeviale 2014 is the Multi-Touch technology, which is completely integrated into zenon. If companies use zenon with Multi-Touch, they can profit from intuitive handling, a minimal amount of training and induction, as well as increased operating safety, thanks to two-handed operation and gesture-based login.