Tagged: Process Optimization

wastewater usage in a facility

Conserving water by the usage of wastewater

Last year’s dry summer made it clear that even we in Germany must be careful about how we use our water resources. Water conservation is becoming constantly more important. The usage of wastewater can be an important aspect. Regardless of its cause: Climate change is a fact and our region, once abundant with water, will have to adapt accordingly. We...

Transport Container on the way to the factory

Transport-container hygiene – how clean are food tanks?

An incredible amount of unpackaged, liquid or powdered raw materials and food is transported in Europe each day (DSLV). 250,000 tons, to be exact. While logistics companies and tank-cleaning operators are subject to the same strict criteria as actual food manufacturers, they themselves are usually the ones to define what it means to “clean” a transport container. But the regulations...

Valve technology in a facility

Valve technology in food production

Valve technology must ensure food safety and save resources. At almost every trade fair, the companies showcase their new developments and improvements. In actual fact, valve manufacturers seem to be among the most innovative in the systems and components industry. Technology can almost always be improved: Newly available materials, designs that are more fit-for-purpose thanks to modern simulation techniques, or...

Production planning – squaring the circle

Production planning – squaring the circle

The “right” production-planning system (PPS) can create a sharp competitive edge for production companies. It has a direct impact on delivery capacity, inventory levels and production costs. During times in which retailers and processors have a pretty good idea about what a product may “cost,” savings of 0.01 of a cent become a clear strategic yardstick.

Blockchain moving to the forefront

Blockchain moving to the forefront

The beverage industry is facing huge challenges while also seeing itself confronted by a large number of issues. One of them is digitalization. Every company must make its own decision about which digital innovations it wants to add to its operations. Today, blockchain is one of the newest buzzwords. This technology has what it takes to completely transform scores of...

Brewhouses: Global innovation drivers

Brewhouses: Global innovation drivers

Manufacturers of brewing equipment and systems are increasingly having to respond to the individual wishes of new target groups. And size is not always everything: Small, state-of-the-art brewhouses are enabling Krones AG, Rolec, and others to tap new markets around the world.

Conserving resources – boosting efficiency: the order of the day

Conserving resources and improving the efficiency of the entire company while meeting today’s sustainability demands – this is now the top priority of every production process. A company that makes its successes in sustainability publicly known and demonstrates how truly “green” it is may more successfully be able to distribute its products to consumers.

A tractor driving through a grapevine harvesting

Man vs machine: Harvesting machines in the winemaking industry

Plowing, harrowing, sowing and harvesting: Machines have been part and parcel of agriculture for a long time. Everything from tractors to GPS-guided combine harvesters is simply an essential part of rural life. Harvesting machines are also used in the winemaking industry, yet winelovers tend to block this from their minds. We prefer to imagine that our wine is produced using...

A finger pointing into the middle of a digital net

Wine goes digital: Potential in the wine sector

Everyone is talking about digitization. Even though the term digital is used so frequently, it means something different to everyone. It encompasses anything from automation in production areas to the exchanging of information between producers and food retailers which is still done in an analog fashion in many cases. In sales and back office areas, many things are still “done...