Division: Systems Integration
Location: Sydney, NSW
Industry: Food & Beverage
Smith’s runs a number of food & beverage production facilities producing products for their brands including Smith’s chips, Doritos, Red Rock Deli, Grain Waves and Sakata. They were looking to replace an aging automation system that controlled their grain mixing supply process. This process supplies a mix of base ingredients required to produce Twisties and Burger Rings, amongst other products. As part of the upgrade, the customer also wanted to have better control and visibility of the recipe data for the system.
The existing Grain mixing system had been in place for many years. As a result, there had been a number of additions and modifications resulting in a system that was fragmented and difficult to maintain. Along with these automation changes, the Smith’s process had undergone a number of equipment upgrades and naming convention changes over the years which were not replicated in the control system.