Grantek has over three decades of wide-ranging experience in the Food and Beverage industry—in fact it is our largest vertical. We have completed integration work across a broad range of products, including Brewing, Soft Drinks, Meats, Dairy and Snacks. We understand industry needs and the regulatory environment in which Food and Beverage manufacturing exists and offer advanced expertise in:
- Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
- Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
- Guardian (BAS Lite)
- Process Historians
- Statistical Process Control (SPC)
- OEE and Downtime Tracking
- Automated Recipe Management
- Mass Balance Intelligence
- Clean Room Grade Hardware (Systec & Solutions)
Many Food and Beverage producers rely on Automated Systems to ensure production at a large scale to meet growing demands. Maximizing the capacity of the automated systems means measuring production correctly, ensuring complete but fast sanitation, minimizing energy usage, ensuring mass balance, reducing product changeover times, increasing yields, and ensuring quality and food safety.
A properly integrated system also enhances the traceability of food products in compliance with FSMA. Traceability provides the producer with the information necessary to minimize the scope of a recall and improve quality overall and reduce cost by reducing waste and catching problems early. Further, a properly integrated system provides important information for use in hazard analysis when required.
Grantek has experience across the breadth of the Food and Beverage industry. Our expertise goes well beyond simply automating food production. We integrate systems through all five levels of the ISA-95 model to provide actionable business intelligence. Grantek’s Food and Beverage Consulting team has wide-ranging expertise and can help generate a Strategic Roadmap to plan future upgrades and expansions. Allowing clients to improve efficiency, increase yields, and maximize ROI by implementing upgrades in logical steps.
Grantek has vast experience automating and integrating the following types of Food and Beverage production:
- Continuous process
- Batch process
- Discrete manufacturing (assembly and packaging)
Grantek employs modern operational and information technologies in our systems designs. We partner with several major automation and software vendors, including Rockwell Automation, Inductive Automation, SAP, and Cognex. Our engineers have deep expertise in integrating complex systems involving Process and Packaging, as well as Networks and Cybersecurity. Grantek is also a member of MESA International and a MESA Recognized Business, with several members of our team recognized as MESA Practitioners.