Division: Systems Integration
Location: Virginia, QLD
Industry: Food and Beverage
Arnott's is the largest producer of biscuits and the second-largest supplier of snack food in Australia. Whilst the business is now owned by overseas investors, manufacturing proudly remains within Australia.
The automation components in Arnott's Ingredients Handling System (IHS) at their manufacturing plant in Virginia, had reached end of life. Spare parts were becoming problematic and there had been many modifications and additions to the automation system with processes not necessarily being documented.
The Crossmuller Systems Integration team were tasked with replacing the IHS, installing a new distributed control system, and upgrading the PLC and SCADA.