Complementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with a manufacturing execution system (MES) offers several opportunities to increase the return on investment through better supply chain visibility and decision support, increased business agility, higher operational efficiency and asset performance, and more. Keith Chambers director, operations & execution systems, Schneider Electric Software shares more.
With a need for flexible, precise, and reliable machines to cater to frequent product changes in the bakery industry, WP Kemper company turned to Siko GMBH’s actuators in their search for suitable motors for their high-speed dough dividing and moulding machine. By Michaela Wassenberg, freelance journalist
Doehler released the Brewers QCheck Kit, a brewer test kit that consists of different culture media, LMC concentrate and liquid culture media with an indicator dye for detection of beer spoiling microorganisms in yeast samples or as an enrichment medium.
The kit also includes tubes that ensure hygiene monitoring of production, filling or dispensing units. Critical indicator microorganisms such as Lactobacilli, Pediococci, Pectinaus and Megasphaera can be quickly detected using the tubes.
The kit contains an illustrated manual to ensure correct usage and requires no preliminary work. The composition of the culture media helps obtain accurate results.
The Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) system by Coperion K-Tron suits the company’s loss-in-weight feeders, and includes improved accuracy and reliability, as well as lower initial cost compared to traditional mechanical pressure compensation systems.
In closed feeding systems, pressure build-up inside the feeders can significantly impair weighing accuracy. The EPC system therefore has incorporated pressure sensors and electronics that interact smoothly with the feeder control system, ensuring best performance and dynamics for highly accurate feeding results.