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Unique White Box Quickly Reveals Valuable Data
Project For: Anchor Brewing Company
This project was awarded an Ignition Gold Firebrand Award
Project OverviewIgnition is used in 11 of the top 50 craft breweries in the United States, yet most of the other breweries have not heard of Ignition. The White Box was developed as the culmination of a nationwide craft brewery campaign that targeted the top 200 craft breweries in the country. The goal was to show off the power of Ignition on a self-contained White Box in an unobtrusive, plug-and-play installation on a bottling or canning line. Our self-imposed requirements were:
- It must install in one day without any downtime on the line
- It must be a “Swiss army knife” type of product that can connect to any PLC, power source, line configuration, and any sensors
- Everyone in the facility must have access to the data.
Presented By: Chris McLaughlin
Chris is a SCADA & MES Specialist with the proper balance of business strategy, process improvement and engineering knowledge to serve Vertech’s clients. He is well versed in process automation and control, software development, data system integration, and advanced network implementations.Created By: Vertech
Vertech is a control systems integration firm providing world-class automation solutions for industrial clients. We provide custom software tools to automate machinery and processes, inform and empower system operators, and to streamline business operations through real-time data analysis. Our programming skill sets, including PLC, SCADA, MES, SQL, .NET, and a variety of other languages combined with industrial networking, electrical design, UL-508a panel manufacturing, and field commissioning capability, enable us to provide full service integration from the plant floor to the board room. Technical awesomeness aside, we work very hard to make projects enjoyable through good planning, constant communication, and treating everyone on our team (including you) with dignity and respect.
Anchor Brewing Company’s roots date back to the California Gold Rush, making it one of America’s oldest breweries. Its Anchor Steam® Beer is San Francisco’s original since 1896. In 1965, Fritz Maytag acquired and revived the struggling brewery at a time when mass production of beer dominated and seemed unstoppable. Maytag started a revolution in beer that originated today’s craft beer movement. An undisputed icon, Anchor is America’s first craft brewery where beers are handmade in our traditional copper brewhouse from an all-malt mash.