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How digital transformation creates new value in food and beverage manufacturing

Digitization enables the Food and Beverage industry to increase profitability in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Seamlessly connecting farm to facility

    Building the world’s best nutritional plant to meet growing market demand requires connectivity and flexibility.

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Learn how your business can achieve success with EcoStruxure: Innovation at Every Level.
 

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 & 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 & 660 drives, AccuSine harmonic filters, iMCC, switchgear, power metering, and TeSys U

• Bespoke integrated electrical and automation systems – based on EcoStruxure Plant & Power – tailored for the customer and standardized across the entire facility: from milk reception to dryer process, standardizing 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

• 20% faster time to market through connectivity and engineering standardization

• 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

Customer Testimonial

“Standardizing on Schneider equipment gives us confidence around our power supply and the integrity of our operations.”

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