CASE: The World's Best Automation System for the World's Best Ice Cream
Future-proofing the automation system at Hennig-Olsen
"Our cooperation with Eltronic has been smooth and professional. We are very satisfied with the solution supplied and would be happy to choose Eltronic for similar projects in the future,” says Gudvin Baldersheim, IT Manager at Hennig-Olsen Is.
With 27 million liters of high-quality ice cream produced each year, Hennig-Olsen Is is Norway’s largest ice cream manufacturer. A production of this size and quality requires a flexible and highly automated production system, and as the system at Hennig-Olsen was becoming outdated, the company needed a more standard and flexible solution.
Specialists within automation and Wonderware
In cooperation with a local supplier in Norway, ITE Østerhus, Eltronic was assigned with the task of developing and implementing the new automation solution. Based on the advice and experience of the two chosen suppliers, Hennig-Olsen Is decided to base their future automation system on Wonderware.
To start out on the right foot, Eltronic and ITE Østerhus started the project by getting to know the existing production system at Hennig-Olsen Is and analyzing the requirements put forward by the customer. As both Eltronic and ITE Østerhus have carried out a large number of projects involving Wonderware, we were able to quickly compare the requirements to the new system with the options available in Wonderware - and subsequently to develop a solution matching the exact needs of Hennig-Olsen Is.
Result: A flexible and future-proof automation solution
The outcome of the project is an automation solution which is both flexible and future-proof.
Some of the most important advantages for Hennig-Olsen are:
- One automation system for the entire production system at Hennig-Olsen Is
- A user-friendly system increasing flexibility regarding personnel training and operation
- A future-proof solution based on standard software that Hennig-Olsen can maintain on their own
- Reduced downtime
- Increased control and tracking of loss
- The ability to perform extensive quality measurements, i.e. temperature control and control of the mix that the ice cream is made of
Watch the video to learn more about the implemented automation solution and the advantages achieved in the production of ice cream at Hennig-Olsen Is.
Technical solutions applied
- 4 Omron CJ2 PLCs
- 14 operator stations
- Wonderware System platform 2012R2 & InTouch
- Wonderware MES 2012
- MES Operation
- MES Performance
- MES Quality
- Wonderware Information Server 2012
- Wonderware Enterprise Integrator
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