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One production - one software solution

Task

Food processing facilities require integrated process control and tracking from the receipt of incoming goods to the finished product. Centralized, easy data storage with an interface to the ERP system and to the production lines is required to make the manufacturing process transparent from start to finish.

Solution

AutomationX provides modules that visualize incoming goods, storage, production planning, batch control, quality assurance, plant control systems and efficiency analysis. The modules are connected to each other via a central data model so that you receive detailed analysis of the process with minimal data maintenance.

aX modules

Our modules

Our food solution is structured so you can integrate modules that support production and increase efficiency into your operation one step at a time. Easy operation and detailed analyses are the priority.

aXStore

IT STARTS WITH INCOMING GOODS

Module to inspect incoming goods, send confirmations to ERP systems, store batches and carry out commissioning

Easy operation is desired for incoming goods! Orders of incoming goods are transferred from the ERP system to our aXStore module. Entering information about quality and amount is very easy thanks to the simple, straightforward incoming goods mask operated by a touchscreen. The data required by the ERP system is confirmed by the interface.
The goods can be brought to the storage areas and then to the place of consumption either with the aXStore module or the ERP system. The goal is easy data storage!

  • Incoming goods inspection
  • Labeling
  • Storage
  • Preparation of raw materials in storehouses
  • Tracking of the movement of goods
  • Replenishment request

aXProduction

PLANNING IS HALF THE BATTLE

Module to plan production and manufacturing orders, manage recipes and control Batch systems

Do you want to make a central plan for all lines or do you prefer to create the orders on the line? Both are possible with the aXProd module. Orders can be received via an interface from the ERP system and/or created manually. The automated feedback from the lines provides you with the current status of progress. You have a complete overview of production.
The basis for planning—the recipe—leaves nothing to be desired in terms of flexibility. Repeating steps, starting by taking into account different prerequisites or exchanging raw materials in several recipes are only a few examples of the range of features.

  • Production planning
  • Acceptance of orders from the ERP system
  • Feedback on consumption
  • Comparison of recipes
  • Recipe management
  • Control of batch systems

aXWater

NOTHING WORKS WITHOUT WATER

Hardware and software module for precise weight and temperature dosing of water

Water content and temperature—important factors for perfect dough consistency! Industrial components that record these quantities and sophisticated software algorithms guarantee precision and consistency. Our customers have placed high demands on us in recent years!

  • Use of industrial components
  • Highest precision
  • Control of existing systems
  • Individual customization

aXBowl

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PROCESS ACCURACY?

Module to monitor sponge dough and dough fermentation times in bowls

One person cannot monitor everything! With manual bowl fermentation, our module provides an overview of the remaining rising times. Rising times are clearly displayed on large screens. Contactless bowl recognition at dosing stations, mixers and hoists support the operator. Manual feeding is a thing of the past.

  • RFID monitoring of bowl fermentation
  • Control of mixers and hoists
  • Recording of dough temperatures after mixing
  • Clear display on large screens
  • Analysis of deviations

aXQuali

QUALITY IS INDEED THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

Order-related quality assurance system that records user-defined quality data

The dough is perfect; now what are the processing machines going to make with it? After the dough is poured onto the processing line, quality data is either recorded automatically or entered manually at quality stations. The manufacturing process is traceable on demand. Your quality will continue to stabilize.

  • Automatic start of quality assurance in batch production
  • Assignment of the inspection to the order
  • User-defined configuration of test criteria and test intervals
  • Detailed analysis
  • Inspection in compliance with prepackaging legislation

aXOEE

DO YOU WANT TO LOWER YOUR COSTS?

Module to analyze production rate, operation and downtime and thus the efficiency of machines

Especially in line production, knowledge of operational disruptions and their causes as well as the reasons for rejects is necessary in order to lower costs and improve performance. Our aXOEE module is easy to operate and adapted to the conditions in food processing facilities.

  • Connection of machines via standard interfaces
  • Recording of the causes of disruptions
  • Quantitative recording of rejects
  • Determination of key indicators regarding the plant, product and shift
  • Clear graphical representation of the key indicators

aXProve

ARE FERMENTATION TIMES IMPORTANT TO YOU?

Module to monitor fermentation times in rack ovens

Let the video inspire you!

  • Monitoring of fermentation times in fermentation rooms
  • Analysis of deviations
  • Temperature and moisture analysis of rack ovens
  • RFID support

aXCool

BUILDING AND COOLING UNDER CONTROL

Module to control and monitor all building Services systems

AutomationX monitors your production, so why not your building and its temperature too? Then all data is really in one system. How easy is that for the maintenance team! One system records and analyzes the operational data of your entire business. Whether you are installing a new system or updating existing controls—the sky's the limit with our freely programmable features.

  • Control of refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Building management system
  • Heat recovery
  • Energy data acquisition and analysis
  • Analysis in line with HACCP standards

aXOven

DO YOU WANT ALL DATA IN ONE SYSTEM?

Module to control rack ovens and tunnel ovens

Has the control system of your multi-deck oven aged considerably? Are you tired of the work involved in entering recipes separately into each rack oven? We specialize in updating control systems for large ovens and rack ovens. Check our references. We have frequently demonstrated how we can successfully transition between systems within short time periods.

  • Retrofitting of existing rack oven and tunnel oven control systems
  • Central control panel
  • Easy, straightforward operation
  • Central recipe storage
  • Detailed analysis
  • Interfaces to existing control systems

Hotline

AVAILABLE FOR YOU AROUND THE CLOCK!

Every minute of downtime costs money!

You call and can’t reach the employee who programmed the facility? This won't happen with us. A team of experienced staff specially trained in your system is ready to provide support at any hour of the day or night. That is how we guarantee that support is there for you at ANY TIME.

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Dates

September
21
2019
südback 2019
Stuttgart Trade Fair Center, Stuttgart, Germany

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