Automation

 Automation

Why Automate?

Automation rocks, it opens the doors to a more efficient, productive, and flexible work model, with technology scaled to any sized brewery. Some of the main benifits are:

  • Reducing the time employees need to complete their work, and the number of employees needed for a task, automation gives you more hours to focus on work that drives profits.
  • Automated processes help with compliance, regulations and audit trails.
  • Automation puts information at your finger tips to help with decision making.

Here at V-brew we specialise in custom making control cabinets with an edge. Brewers used to have access to sensor data in isolation, but now more and more data is being brought together through the whole process allowing brewers to have a live digital dashboard about the health of the product.

As technology rapidly develops as we race into the 2020s so do we, with our touch screen Weintek human-machine interface custom built to your brewery. The screen can display tables, graphs and even email all this information after each cycle. This data driven brewing has uses in decision making, with optimal sampling times and reductions in fermentation times all possible through enhanced data collection.

This enhanced data collection could be what drives forward your brewery into the future. Talk to V-Brew today

Control cabinet description details

Control Cabinet material Powder painting shell/stainless steel 304/wall-mounted/floor/bevel
Low-voltage electrical brand is Schneider, ABB
PLC Siemens, touch screen MCGS/ Siemens
Mash tun/Kettle/Whirlpool tank: PT100 temperature collection or PT100 manual automatic
temperature control
Lauter tank: PT100 temperature collection
Agitator: button start and stop / frequency conversion start and stop / manual automatic button
start and stop / manual automatic frequency conversion start and stop
Raker: button start and stop/frequency start and stop/manual automatic button start and stop/
manual automatic frequency conversion start stop
Wort pump: frequency conversion start and stop/manual automatic frequency conversion start
and stop
Hot water tank: PT100 temperature collection or PT100 manual automatic temperature control
Hot water pump: button start and stop / frequency conversion start and stop / manual automatic
button start and stop / manual automatic frequency conversion start and stop
Hot water flow meter: flow can be set, flow is cleared, and flow is accumulated
Fermentation tank + Bright tank manual automatic temperature control, output control DC24V
Glycol water pump: manual automatic start stop
All motors with motor overload protection
Inverter brand: Danfoss