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Seamlessly connecting farm to facility

Building the world's best nutritional plant to meet growing market demand requires connectivity and flexibility.
The Challenge
To build the world’s best nutritional plant, Mataura Valley Milk needed:
  • the ability to quickly adapt and tailor products and production to meet market demands
  • tracking and tracing from farm to facility
  • process batching
  • to maintain power supply integrity
The Solution
Apps, Analytics and Services: AVEVA software*: System Platform, Batch Management, Manufacturing Execution System, and expert services
Edge Control: Modicon M580 and M340 PLCs
Connected Products: Altivar ATV 630 and 660 drives, AccuSine harmonic filters, iMCC, switchgear, power metering, and TeSys U
  • Bespoke integrated electrical and automation systems – based on EcoStruxure Plant and Power – tailored for the customer and standardized across the entire facility: from milk reception to dryer process, standardizing the process, wet mix, boiler, water treatment plant, wastewater treatment, refrigeration, etc.
  • Integrated AVEVA industrial software for batching, traceability, and seamless dataflow across the complex manufacturing process
  • Strong service support
* The Schneider Electric industrial software business and AVEVA have merged to trade as AVEVA Group plc, a UK listed company. The Schneider Electric and Life is On trademarks are owned by Schneider Electric and are being licensed to AVEVA by Schneider Electric.
The Results
The EcoStruxure for Food and Beverage solution provided a connected and scalable backbone for Mataura Valley Milk's state-of-the-art plant with:
  • 20% faster time to market through connectivity and engineering standardisation
  • Payback period of 28 months for power-quality equipment
  • Additional 4.5% available energy on the grid
  • Visibility of real-time data on every process for informed decision making
  • Compliance with stringent standards (harmonic distortion levels)
  • Ease and flexibility to increase product portfolio and volume to meet growing demand
  • Reduced OpEx budgets compared to conventional systems
  • Cleaner and more cost-effective power

Scott Waddell, Assistant Engineering Manager, Mataura Valley Milk

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“Standardizing on Schneider equipment gives us confidence around our power supply and the integrity of our operations.”
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New Zealand's Mataura Valley Milk sought to build the world's best nutritional plant that could tailor production to customer requirements and deliver the highest quality products. Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IIoT solutions provide Mataura Valley Milk with an open and connected system architecture that enhances the efficiency, reliability, safety, sustainability, and connectivity of its infrastructure.