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Solutions for Breweries & Distilleries

Well established breweries pride themselves on their ability to produce high quality, consistent beer, while being able to increase supply to meet rising demands.  It’s a challenge that many smaller breweries face as they begin to grow.

SIMATIC Brewing Solutions are freely combinable systems so that your custom requirements are met through the solution package.  Our brewing solutions are made for craft brewers who expects perfection in every brew, whether brewing 30K barrels a year, or +/- 500K barrels.  These cutting edge brewing technologies work hand-in-hand with PCS 7, to enable you to master recipe repeatability, improve quality and consistency, while lowering costs.

Interested in malt production solutions?  We supply a broad range of special purpose products and systems for malt production to enable greater efficiency in your operation.


Filling and Packaging

It’s no longer sufficient to automate select process steps in beer production.  Integrated brewing automation solutions for all production processes - from the incoming order to the outgoing delivery- will enable you to reach the highest level of productivity.

Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) concept uses our complete and unique automation portfolio and a unified engineering environment to ensure quality and consistency. With TIA you can optimize every essential area of the brewing process, from building automation and energy management through MES to servicing and maintenance.

In many breweries, the filling plant and packaging department account for 75% or more of total production costs.  Siemens modular and scalable Optimized Packaging Line integrates filling and packaging systems in a common automation and communication standard, saving costs throughout the entire line.  Most importantly, brewery filling automation and brewery packaging automation help improve line efficiency, productivity, and availability.

Featured Resources

See how Schlafly Bottlworks increased productivity through SIMATIC PCS7 and BRAUMAT for automation

OEM Brewery Migration Case Study preview

Migrating Rockwell-Based Machines to Siemens Components - Case Study

As a long-time Rockwell customer using Siemens components for the first time, Wayne Automation successfully implemented a 1,000-case-perminute packaging solution for one of the world’s largest breweries, helped by extensive support from Siemens and Applied Controls, a local Siemens partner.

Four Roses Bourbon

Process Automation & Four Roses Distillery - Case Study

Four Roses is the only bourbon distillery that combines five proprietary yeast strains with two separate mashbills to produce ten distinct and handcrafted bourbon recipes. Ensuring uninterrupted production consistency and quality at the 24/7 distillery is top priority. The distillery began a migration strategy in 2008 that upgraded to Siemens SIMATIC® PCS 7 distributed control system, while retaining the existing APACS+ controllers, I/O and field wiring. Watch the video here.

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Craft Beer Production with Braumat Technology - Article

In an era when the majority of beer is industrially produced by a handful of major international companies, the Americans are turning to an old art form. Only 30 breweries existed in the United States in 1980; today, that number has grown to more than 2,400 – many of which are small local breweries. Yet none of this would be economically feasible without state-of-the-art technology – technology that often includes Siemens Braumat automation systems.

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SIMATIC PCS 7 - Process Control System with BRAUMAT Craft Brewing Libraries

BRAUMAT Compact is a user-configurable process control system that provides you with everything you need for the automation, monitoring, and control of your entire brewery. Based on Siemens BRAUMAT package, combined with the automation technology of the SIMATIC® PCS 7 platform, BRAUMAT Compact is unique because the system offers you the same process control capabilities that are offered to large breweries.

SIMATIC IT Brewery Brochure

SIMATIC IT Reporting Framework Solution for Breweries - Brochure

SIMATIC IT Reporting Framework transforms plant floor data coming from Braumat into key performance indicators and metrics that brewers use to monitor and improve manufacturing operations performance. In this way, Reporting Framework enables breweries to close the performance loop by gaining visibility across the production, inventory, assets and quality management aspects of the breweries' manufacturing operations.

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