Dairy Production – Downtime Monitoring

controls system engineer at SCADA screens
controls system engineer at SCADA screens

Project Summary

Contract type:
Automation Project
Glanbia plc - Global Nutrition Group
Manufacturing Sites within Ireland
Food & Beverage

Glanbia plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with operations in 32 countries. It has leading market positions in sports nutrition, cheese, dairy ingredients, specialty non-dairy ingredients and vitamin and mineral premixes. Glanbia required the ability to record downtimes in machine-oriented or line-oriented production facilities which could be analyzed centrally within the group.

CG controls supplied a Siemens WinCC Downtime monitoring solution tailored to suit the operational requirement of Glanbia

Integrated Automation Solution

  • Web Navigator Clients
  • WinCC Thin Client TIA Portal
  • Simatic ET200S decentralised IO
  • Simatic S7-300 Programmable Logic Controllers

CG Controls using WinCC Downtime monitoring was able to provide Glanbia with information on error causes and ability to analyse the frequency and duration of machine and production downtimes across manufacturing plants within the group.

Customer Benefits

  • Improved capacity of production output
  • Ability to identify and quantify underlying issue within the Manufacturing process
  • Increased yield and profitability