food & baked goods Case Studies

Sugar Delivery System Boosts Consumer Products Company's Output

When a large Midwestern manufacturer of premium consumer brand tomato products craved greater efficiency and product consistency, they chose TriCore. TriCore satisfied their objectives by upgrading control hardware and interface on one of their high-demand batching systems, as well as the sugar delivery system on that system and others. TriCore rebuilt controls running an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix platform and integrated the new HMI interface screens within the existing thin client architecture. Process upgrades to the sugar delivery system also increased flexibility. With this new flexibility, TriCore engineers leveraged their experience to automate the prioritization of sugar delivery; thus, increasing both the number of batches per hour and total system throughput. Total project scope entailed electrical design; functional specification; software engineering for PLC and HMI equipment; data collection and reporting; site installation and commissioning.