Swissmill – new generation automation

Improving consistency, product quality and uptime

At a glance

  • Our next generation WinCos system is designed to provide consistency from intake to out-loading
  • Swissmill now has 24 hour production planning, with plant-wide data and alarms for optimal process control and efficiency
  • Quality control checks are fully automated and remote monitoring and maintenance has transformed uptime

Total automation for a complex plant

Swissmill consists of two flour mills, a speciality mill, a durum mill, a corn (maize) mill and an extruder line, plus batching, blending mixing and bagging facilities. Our new generation automation consists of an optical fiber network running our WinCos system, with inputs from Simantic PLCs and 160 control and motor cabinets. This gives operators full visibility, monitoring and control via 15 operator terminals, with online alerts, diagnostics and maintenance options and historic data capture.

Consistency from intake to out-loading

The automatic job queuing system optimizes efficiency. Bulk out-loading systems can be operated by truck drivers. Visible process data and online alarms enable safe and reliable 24/7 production. Products are monitored from formula through to storage to ensure consistency and quality, with deviations triggering alarms. Energy efficiency is achieved by directly linking ventilation, drives and motor demand to production. 300 storage bins are monitored and controlled by the system. Complete online product traceability and historic data is available online, at all times, from anywhere.

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