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Piasten GmbH, Forchheim, Germany

Mixing installation for producing chocolates, sweets and drageés

The con­trol system for mixing semi-finis­hed pro­ducts used in making cho­co­la­tes, sweets and dra­geés is a core unit in the over­all pro­duc­tion plant of Pia­sten. As part of the upda­ting pro­ject, the exi­sting unit was repla­ced by a new, sta­te-of-the-art pro­cess con­trol system. All the con­trol cabi­nets are based on Hygie­nic Design princi­ples. The very short chan­ge-over peri­od rounds off this deman­ding project.

Client

Pia­sten GmbH

Plant type

Cho­co­la­te production

Project execution

2014 to 2015

Project scope

  • 250 data points
  • 3 MCCs
  • 3 ope­ra­tor terminals

Technology applied

  • Crea­ti­on of per­for­mance specifications
  • Elec­tri­cal engineering
  • Soft­ware engineering
  • Inter­face with ERP via SOAP
  • Switch­ge­ar and con­trol system
  • Start-up
  • Ope­ra­tor training

Technology applied

  • auto­ma­ti­onX
  • Con­trol system ser­ver on vir­tu­al machi­ne (VM)
  • EPlan P8
  • SOAP

Contact

Karl Zol­ler, Seni­or Pro­cess Auto­ma­ti­on Con­sul­tant, Schmid Auto­ma­ti­on AG

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