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The brewing process is quite complex, it takes more than just brewing techniques to produce a good beer. Industry experience and in-depth knowledge of structures and processes in a brewery are just as important.
SMC is aware of the demands of this industry, that’s why you can count on our team of trained experts. We can assist you with solutions and benefits for every part of the brewing and packaging process, such as increasing uptime with fit for purpose products, optimising energy consumption, reducing CO2 emissions and reducing your running costs.
With an appropriate monitoring solution, all the variables such as fluid and air pressure and flow rate, tank temperature control, valve positioning and leaks can be under control at any time, making it possible to detect any anomaly beforehand and fix the problems prior to any failure.
It is essential to monitor the fluid pressure and flow. This way, it’s possible to avoid pressure drops from the air filter, as well as controlling changes due to leaks or a process out of limits. The control of these parameters has a direct impact on the final quality of the product and overall machine efficiency.
To guarantee the product meets the appropriate food safety standards, process parameters such as fluid flow, pressure and temperature must be under control. Process limits, leaks, and changes at critical points of the process must be targeted and monitored with suitable equipment.
For consistent labelling, it is necessary to consider air pressure and flow, as well as the maintenance of any ioniser nozzles. If we have these parameters under control, we can monitor for labelling problems at an early stage before any errors occur.
“Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) are crucial cost saving methods for the brewery industry. SMC offers specific IO-Link compatible components and services which are aligned with Industry 4.0 to support the targets of our customers”.
Process & brewing
Filling & rinsing
Coding & labelling
Conveying & packaging
Case packing & palletizing
Low fluid accumulation and easy to clean
DLR and MRP supported
Low energy consumption
Lever and rotary type
Applicable fluids: General fluids and air
Applicable fluid: Water, ethylene glycol aqueous solution, deionized water and diverse chemical liquids
Applicable fluid: water, water-soluble coolant
Hygienic design type: resin body with less concaves. Direct cleaning of valve is possible (IP67)
Dynamic control of air pressure by electrical signal
Discharge rate up to 63 l/min
316 Stainless steel
TD, TLM, TH/L Series
Compact design with high flow
Hygienic clean design and FDA approved
Low pressure loss due to angle seat structure
Applicable fluid: Water, ethylene glycol aqueous solution, deionized water and diverse Chemical liquids
100:1 Flow ratio with almost zero pressure loss
Modulate the air entry
Air purity classes certified against ISO8573-1:2010
Corrosive environments with temperatures up to 150°C
Applicable fluid: Air, N2
IZT40: Basic type / IZT41: AC type / IZT42: Dual AC type
Specially designed to reduce air consumption
Many variations of nozzle are available
Many variations of pressure switches are available
Applicable tubing O.D.: Ø 4 to Ø 12 mm
Suitable for pushing, stopping or transferring with an extra support
Modular, compact and lightweight
Export a detailed report with exact leak value and location
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Modulate the air entry
Safety standards ISO13849-1 for category 2, category 3 and category 4
Great temperature stability
Measuring range: 25mm, 50mm, 100mm and 200mm
Decentralised & wireless serial transmission system for input/output
Extremely compact and lightweight valve
Low noise and high efficiency options
Space saving and reduced piping labour
Step motor type
AIDA specifications compliant
Possible to adjust flow rate even in a narrow space
By Diego Mirabelli – Industry Manager Food, Europe
JUNE 2021 Between 2020 and 2027, the food processing market is expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.04% according to Verified Market Search. The industry will have to increase its productivity while simultaneously dealing with a lack of workers and cost pressure. As most automation companies are focused on machine builders, SMC is differentiating itself by being present with the food manufacturers on their factory floor in order to identify the food industry’s most pressing challenges and help to overcome them. In order to improve their productivity, factories must reduce downtime, implement more automation and improve energy efficiency, machine safety and hygiene.