‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, THE NETHERLANDS
The world’s second-largest brewing company, Heineken picked Montelektro for the automation system migration project in their brewery in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
Brewery in Den Bosch annually produces 7,5 Mhl of a beer. It has 50 raw material silos, three brewhouse lines, 150 beer fermentation/maturation tanks, 15 yeast tanks, 50 final product tanks, six beer filtration lines, four beer centrifugal separator units and two beer pasteurizer units. Size of their automation system includes over 100 Rockwell CPUs replaced with 25 Siemens CPUs, 45 000 control modules, 1 200 automation sequences, 2 systems servers with SQL database, ten engineering stations and 50 operator workstations with multiple numbers of monitors.
To migrate the automation system, the customer required high-quality software, pre-MI, and MI as well as short implementation with minimal intervention on production. Therefore, Montelektro’s responsibility was to replace the existing automation system for the production and utility area by using ProLeiT brewmaxx platform. The work included I/O replacement, PLC/HMI system implementation, MES implementation, IT implementation, interfacing with other parts of the plant, automatic route and target selection during the process, personnel training and project management. The project lasted 5 years and was divided into five phases. After delivering a complete solution, the client signed the SLA contract in order to have 24/7 support from Montelektro’s team of experts.
One of the most important Montelektro’s greenfield projects is the delivery of turnkey solutions for a brewery in Mexican Apan. The brewery’s annual production capacity is 12MhL and is a part of the world’s largest brewing group, AbinBev. It consists of 190 units, for which we had to prepare and implement an electro-engineering and automation project. Hardware engineering included drawings according to the customer’s requirements and Mexican norms and standards. It was also necessary to adapt to the requirements of different communication channels (Ethernet, Profinet, FO, AS-i, Profibus PA & DP, PLC). The complete electro-project included specification of network and panel equipment, all cables, cable trays, and accessories.
Within this project, Montelektro delivered and put into operation 64 MCC panels, 34 field signal panels, and 5 PLC panels.
Besides that, we have delivered more than 250 km of various cables, and the entire cable route was 15 km long. In software engineering, we have used Siemens Braumat V7.1 and testing was done in Montelektro’s virtual environment. Our team of experts has managed commissioning and start-up process that included installation of the complete network, electrical installation, preparation of all communication to the brewery and 3rd parties, connecting interface of all units and testing production process and equipment.”
Belje is the biggest agricultural company in Southeast Europe that has been producing homemade-quality food for over three centuries. Today, they hire 1800 employees who work in the production of milk and cheese, cured meat, vegetables, cereals, wines, and fodder food.
Our common success story is related to implementing Montelektro’s solution in their fodder production facility, which yearly produces 300 000 tons of animal feed. Within this project, we have modernized their plant in Darda by automating a complete production and material and recipe management. By integrating it with SAP, we have also enabled production reporting.
The project included the automation of machines and systems of different producers with a total power of 3MW: SIMATIC operator panels, ET200S distributed periphery, IFIX SCADA system, ABB drives, Scheider Electric soft-starters, SIMATIC operator panels, as well as Montelektro’s MCC and control cabinets.