For The Food and Beverage Industry
The Food and Beverage industry faces a never-ending amount of manufacturing challenges operationally which ultimately affects….you guessed it, the customer. The industry is known for its’ complex processes that are failing to keep up with the demands for compliance, regulatory cost, and safety. These challenges are a result of shifting market demands. Manufacturers are looking to IoT technologies to assist them in their digitalization journey. Food & Beverage manufacturers have yet to tap into their unknown revenue streams from their data.
SORBA IoT provides the “Smart” in smart manufacturing with its predictive analytics capabilities that provide the real value in harnessing the power of data. The platform is able to handle equipment failures proactively as opposed to being reactive when a critical situation arises. With data being collected in real-time through a plant floor’s connected machines, manufacturers are now able to monitor and manage their operational technology more efficiently by predicting downtime. A paradigm shift in the industry will allow for increased productivity translating to more satisfied customers.
SORBA IoT Food & Beverage Use Case
SORBA IoT engaged a beer manufacturer that experienced unplanned downtime and production interruptions which can be very costly. Ammonia compressors drive the refrigeration cycle that chills the beer shortly after brewing to keep it as fresh as possible. In the event an unplanned downtime or a failure occurs, the risk of damaging the finished product and shutting down the manufacturing process comes at a very high cost. Repair parts have a long lead-time with a high repair cost. Several ammonia compressors operate in redundant mode, therefore minimizing the chance of a catastrophic failure. Read more about this FOOD & BEVERAGE USE CASE HERE.