Food companies like dairies oder industrial bakeries ask for automated production lines which can be used flexibly and work especially safely. The top priority is the compliance with the product specifications. Due to our know-how in data record and process control engineering we can develop consisent solutions for control and tracing of the complete production.
Accident at an industrial bakery in Vienna:
A very old control system by B&R didn‘t work any more. The maintenance workers of the bakery found the spare part at Softwerk but not only this: Our technicians have exchanged the control system on-site and production could go on. When the customer considered an improvement of the production line he remembered Softwerk’s good service and involved them in his planning process. Thus he noticed that we also know about process control systems especially the system Plant iT by ProLeiT which has alreday been implemented in many bakeries. The process control system cares among other tasks for the dosage in order to supply the dough mixers with the requested flour mix.
As automation is especially high in the beverage industry dozens of customers, beverage producers and breweries are among our customers. Our analysis of plants ensures a high availability and due to our automation solutions throughput and cost transparency can be increased. Automation from the incoming malt to order picking: In the beverage industry and breweries it is important to have the whole process under control. Our customers appreciate our competence in process control and product control technology(MES). We work with the product system Plant iTand brewmaxx by ProLeiT. 90% of all the breweries which use ProLeit’s brewmaxx do not only control all processes from incoming malt to brewhouse, fermenting cellar to filling, packaging and order picking. As a production control system brewmaxx also takes on a lot of commercial tasks. In cooperation with company Kettner we have automated various plants for filling, palletizing and stacking.
A KUKA-robot hands the differential gear over to the chassis frame, a further robot fixes the shock absorbers: Softwerk’s automate heavy and repetitive work in the automotive assembly. Pick-to-light applications ensure the correct assembly in the line.
Pick-to-light solutions for global error proofing: we develop solutions which avoid that a vehicle with a petrol engine gets a tank cap of a diesel car. These solutions almost exclude mistakes in assembly. Such solutions are important as vehicles are customized assembled and engines can change every time. We use Pick-to-light racks along the assembly line to lead and monitor the assembly worker. In order to find out the type of eninge used in the above mentioned example, we read out the data of the current vehicle. A green light shows the rack in which the worker has to pick the part. After he took the right tank cap the action is reported back. Pick-to-light solutions are operated on a pick-to-light computer – a development by Softwerk.
Wood processing industry
Plants of the wood processing industry are in use for decades: significantly longer than the life expectancy and the innovation cycle of the installed control system. We offer a wide-ranging package of service, spare part management and eningeering service to the wood processing industry to avoid downtime. Our modernisation projects focus on protection and comfort for the operators.
Ropeways and ski-lifts
Ropeways and ski-lifts are subject to the Public Transport Act, thus the safety regulations are very strict. Of course they also refer to regular inspection and maintenance task which are effected by experts. Leading manufacturers of ropeways and ski-lifts are supported by Softwerk with service and spare parts. Ropeways and ski-lifts are operated up to 40 years. As for reasons of safety the electrical system has to be kept up to date. Softwerk develops solutions for the modernisation of control and drive engineering. But there is an other example for Softwerk’s competence in winter sport facilities: we realise the water supply for snow-making facilites – from the pump station to the superordinate visualisation.