Smart manufacturing for your food and beverage operations

Rockwell Automation Australia

Wednesday, 06 February, 2019


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Consumers continually seek the new and different, and prioritise taste and nutritional value. That means you must get new, high-quality products through your facility quickly, and keep prices low and food safer. Through the Connected Enterprise, we help food and beverage manufacturers develop a more agile response to changing consumer tastes. The Connected Enterprise leverages smart manufacturing to revolutionise the way food and beverage manufacturers operate, by providing accessibility to relevant, real-time information. Information-enabled manufacturing allows you to combat your biggest challenges:

  • Improve yield
  • Drive productivity
  • Mitigate security risks
  • Optimise resource management
  • Enhance asset utilisation
     

Set your food and beverage operations up for the future by taking the steps to become a more connected enterprise today. Speak to our subject matter experts about it at AUSPACK.

Food safety solutions

Driven by more diverse consumer demands and greater competition, you are producing more stock keeping units (SKUs) than ever. As a result, you are introducing greater complexity into your production and supply chains. This complexity requires you to manage food safety and quality across a broader product spectrum. A comprehensive approach to help protect product safety and quality can strengthen your reputation.

Operational excellence

In the food and beverage industry, you face continued pressure to increase productivity while reducing costs.

Information is power, so it is essential that your food and beverage manufacturing software provides easy access to accurate real-time data. This manufacturing intelligence can help you take the right steps at the right time to improve yield and reduce waste.

To meet the challenges that face food manufacturers, you should understand the entire food manufacturing spectrum. Then you can identify areas where efficiencies can be realised. The agile food producer can stay competitive when they make operational and safety improvements. They can also increase asset utilisation and throughput and maximise yield.

Automate your packaging

Our solutions help you meet the complex and changing world of modern food and beverage packaging. With the proliferation of SKUs and labels, there is a need for sustainable materials, retail-ready packaging and better pallet usage. Flexible packaging is more important than ever.

We address these needs with RAPID Line Integration, a configurable line control solution that offers:

  • Built-in line performance management
  • Flexible approach to integrating discrete manufacturing lines
  • Setup, control and analysis of an entire line from one location

Energy management in food production

Optimising your industrial operations to improve energy efficiency can be a challenge. Energy costs continue to climb. Efficient management means reduction in the usage of water, carbon dioxide, steam, fuel, compressed air and electricity. You can take greater control over these expenses.

Optimise operations to improve performance

We help food and beverage manufacturers ensure their operations are smart, safe and sustainable. Our integrated automation and information solutions help our customers achieve greater efficiencies, maintain product quality and consistency, lower lifecycle costs and enable more flexible manufacturing.

Discover how you can improve yield, productivity and efficiency in your operations, by visiting our AUSPACK stand D130.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Australia and Rockwell Automation New Zealand are subsidiaries of Rockwell Automation, Inc. — a leading global provider of industrial automation and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation which include Allen-Bradley® controls and services and Rockwell Software® factory management software. Its broad product mix includes control logic systems, sensors, human-machine interfaces, drive controllers, power devices and software.

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