Pet food company manages its carbon pawprint

Monday, 30 October, 2023 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Pet food company manages its carbon pawprint

Rockwell Automation is providing an energy management software solution to Real Pet Food Company across four of its production facilities in Australia. The solution, which will be delivered by Rockwell’s consulting arm Kalypso, will be designed to help the company enhance energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Real Pet Food Company produces pet food brands such as Nature’s Gift, Farmers Market, Ivory Coat and V.I.P and supplies major Australian supermarkets.

The business is currently measuring its energy management using spreadsheets and clipboards, which results in decentralised and disconnected information, and a lack of real-time management.

“Turning this manual data entry into a digital solution will provide Real Pet Food company with better visibility of its energy consumption linked to production data, allowing it to identify optimisation opportunities,” said Rockwell Automation Regional Director – South Pacific Anthony Wong.

According to Real Pet Food Company’s Head of Sustainability, Jarrod Edgecombe, “Real Pet Food Company has a renewed focus on sustainability, with a new strategy in place involving a focus on a Fresher Future and put into action through the philosophy that Every Pawprint Counts. The partnership with Rockwell is transforming our data availability to ensure that we see an increase in the volume and the quality of data. These two factors are critical to underpin our decision-making in real time and enable our journey in decreasing energy intensity and carbon footprint through our operations.”

The Energy Management software can integrate directly into Rockwell Automation’s ThingWorx IIoT platform. ThingWorx is part of Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, and allows users to connect, manage, monitor and control diverse automation devices and software applications through one intuitive user interface.

“Once fully installed, the Energy Management software will help increase Real Pet Food Company’s energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and allow access to real-time operational data for reporting and audits,” Wong said.

“The software was developed in part by local software engineers, so the Australian teams from both Kalypso and Rockwell Automation had extensive experience to draw upon when creating the optimum sustainability solution for Real Pet Food Company.”

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