Food & beverage manufacturing automation software

Food and beverage manufacturers strive to create high-quality products at an efficient pace while using food-safe and cost-effective practices. Food and beverage automation with zenon helps you overcome your challenges to improve the yield and quality of your products.

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Challenges food & beverage manufacturers face

The food and beverage industry must overcome a few challenges in its operations:

 

Food & beverage safety

Food and beverage manufacturers are generating more products than ever, making production and supply chains more complex. Food safety management involves consistency across batches and facilities. It ensures product safety and quality, improves your brand's image and creates better visibility for compliance.

 

Operational efficiency

Manufacturers are under constant pressure to be more efficient to minimize costs and product waste. Efficiency comes from understanding your food manufacturing process, which allows you to identify areas of improvement. When you achieve peak efficiency, your products will consistently maintain high quality levels.

 

Energy cost management

Food manufacturing processes require various energy sources, such as steam, carbon dioxide, electricity, water, fuel and compressed air. By managing your energy consumption, you can identify areas of improvement and make your operations more efficient and profitable.

 

A comprehensive software platform

Our mission is to make our customers’ lives easier by helping them to automate their industrial facilities and manage data more effectively. Therefore, the zenon Software Platform allows for efficient processes in the food and beverage production, from small breweries to global players. zenon ensures efficiency, transparency and supports continuous improvement processes to help you making the best, making the finest products possible.


 

 

zenon Software Platform capabilities for food & beverage automation

The zenon Software Platform is a food and beverage manufacturing automation software that helps you continuously improve all areas of your plant and control your operations. As a result, you can increase your profitability, standard compliance and customer satisfaction. This platform supports the entire production team, from machine operators to management.

 

These specific capabilities of the zenon Software Platform will help food and beverage manufacturers reach their production goals:

  • Machine operation and control: This level of control over machinery allows your operators to use machines more safely and efficiently while gaining information quickly.
  • Process data acquisition: The zenon Software Platform can connect to various equipment types without losing data. The food manufacturing software will perform tracking and tracing while complying with the ISO 22000 industry standard.
  • Plant supervision: Oversee processing, packaging, utilities, water treatment and building automation areas of your plant. As a result, you'll gain complete control over your operations, improve your process quality and have the information necessary to react to emerging situations quickly.
  • Batch control: Control each batch to ensure consistent quality, error-free operation, and flexible and efficient production.
  • Production reporting: The zenon Software Platform has ISO 50001-compliant reporting tools for identifying improvement areas to reduce downtime and optimize consumption.
  • Production and packaging line management system: Use the zenon Software Platform to oversee your production lines to manage consumption. Get a top-down analysis of your operations through real-time KPIs to increase efficiency.
  • Operating instruction deployment: With the zenon Software Platform, beverage manufacturers can use interoperability for plant integration and performance. Send data and instructions from HMI to ERP and vice versa.

How zenon helps food & beverage manufacturers

The zenon food manufacturing software platform is flexible and scalable to improve operations in the food and beverage industry. This food and beverage software will assist in these areas:

  • Plant information management: Gain an overview of your plant to standardize data, increase efficiency and improve production.
  • Effective line management: The zenon Software Platform will integrate the equipment and devices on your production line so you can control processes in real time.
  • Process Automation: zenon helps you with a wide range of powerful features to enable flexibility, consistency and efficiency in your batch processes.
  • Improved quality management: You can use the zenon Software Platform to control production and ensure product quality in each batch to avoid failures.
  • Better utilities monitoring: The zenon Software Platform increases the availability and performance capabilities of your utilities through monitors and controls.
  • Energy data management: Connect data sources to zenon, and the platform will analyze information to identify savings opportunities.
  • Building automation: Connect your building's systems to the zenon Software Platform for operational oversight.

 

How we’ve helped food & beverage manufacturers

Many food and beverage manufacturers have used zenon, our food manufacturing software platform, with success. A big German brewery use zenon automation capabilities to keep its machinery operational. The zenon Software Platform has backward compatibility with older applications, affording machines delayed obsolescence for a longer service life. zenon also supports herbal liqueur production with a modern integrated overall solution. It enables the entire filling and packaging system to be monitored centrally and evaluate the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) at one glance.

 

When it comes to food, zenon ensures quality and taste. A manufacturer of high quality frozen food processes spinach and other vegetables from the raw goods phase through to the packaged product within three hours, ensuring consistent high quality and limited vitamin loss. A stable basis for production processes is ensured by zenon. We support a meat product company that decided to integrate zenon into their newly constructed facility. With zenon, they can control their production process and data exchange, simplify quality assurance processes and employ a high level of automation.

 

 

Learn more about food manufacturing software

Food and beverage software such as zenon helps you manage your facility's efficiency and costs to create quality food products with every batch on every line. COPA-DATA has more than 30 years of experience working with food and beverage companies. We are continuously improving the zenon Software Platform to maintain the necessary logic and algorithms.

 

Contact COPA-DATA online with your questions about food and beverage automation solutions.

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