Viking Malt – strategic automation retrofit

Automation upgrade increases maltings output by 5%

At a glance

  • Viking Malt knew that ageing technology in their malt towers was compromising performance
  • Bühler’s PLC upgrade and WinCos.r2 control system set a new standard for the industry
  • Since installation, Viking Malt has seen a 5% increase in output, with a reduced level of personnel

Total solution for maltings tower

Viking Malt chose Bühler as its automaton partner because of our ability to take care of all aspects of the retrofit. Our solution covered the upgrade of the Siemens PLCs and the replacement of the old control system with our WinCos.r2. Tailor-made for maltings, WinCos.r2 provides Viking Malt with a new level of recipe handling as well as operational and automation benefits that enable them to reduce working resources.

5% increase in output

The Halmstad tower had originally been commissioned in 1997. By replacing the old technology, we were able to give Viking Malt state-of-art art online control, automation and monitoring systems that can make a positive difference to output and quality, whilst reducing the number of people required to run the process. Viking Malt has seen a 5% increase in output since the installation went live.

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