In line with the global development -in Spain Connected Industry 4.0- and its now unavoidable impact on all industrial manufacturing activity, ANSOTEC has prepared a specific solution for the Edible Oil Sector under the name of ALMAZARA CONECTADA 4.0. With the objective of developing a product capable of responding to the enormous challenges that are entailed in the introduction of Digital Transformation Models in edible oil production.
This model relies on the collaboration of all the processes involved in the production of high/quality oils through the coordination and interoperability of the systems employed, from the olive groves to the supermarket shelves, working along the whole value chain. The core of these operations lies in the oil production facility, the Almazara, with the vital role of its experts and operators.
With AC-4.0, ANSOTEC offers potential domestic and international clients an innovative and fully reliable solution for their DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, which will enable them to improve and optimise their plant safely and without taking any risks. ANSOTEC has devoted more than two years to the development, testing and implementation of this solution, recognised through the publication of a success case with the U.S. Based manufacturer ROCKWELL AUTOMATION.
The Digital Transformation of the Almazara is managed by our Complete Platform for Process Control and Production Management. From reception of the olives to the dispatch of the oil, we manage all the operations and control all the processes.
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This scenario demands the close-knit horizontal and vertical integration of all the parts, levels and layers involved in the production of high-quality oil, meaning the machinery, the process itself and the workers: Expert supervisors and operators, management, field workers, sales and marketing…
Altogether, they form a Model which is dominated by information that needs to be selected, captured, processed, contextualised and distributed so that all of the people working together: experts, operators, management, etc. can stay ahead of the problems and focus on their part of the mission.
THE ESSENTIAL TASK IS TO SHARE INFORMATION SELECTIVELY THE NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT MAKES THIS POSSIBLE SERVES THIS MISSION.
What is Almazara conectada 4.0?
It is a powerful hardware/software platform that acts as a bridge that links and coordinates all the systems within a single standardised environment and simplifies the processes by relying on abundant selected information, gathered through KPIs. This allows the workers to focus on the most important factors that affect or may affect production, quality and efficiency, and prevent them from being sidetracked by minor issues.
The new technologies and standards for communication, distribution and visualization that the platform offers make access to this information easier and instantaneous at all times and everywhere.
WE ARE MOVING TOWARDS THE WELL-INFORMED PERSON AT THE CENTRE OF DECISIONS, WITH THE RIGHT INFORMATION AT THE RIGHT TIME TO HELP TAKE THE DECISIONS WHEN IT MATTERS.
One of the key features of AC-4.0 is its capacity to capture and integrate all type of information. It can work with any smart system or equipment installed in the oil plant that uses or is able to use digital communications, such as…weighing scales, truck scales, discrete machine control systems, FOSS type inline analysis systems, external laboratories, etc. and it is capable to handling any of the standard communication protocols available in the market.
One vital aspect of vertical integrationis the capacity to incorporate external ERP planning systems such as: SAP, NAVISION, MICROSOFT DYNAMICS NAV, SB SOFTWARE etc. or from any other manufacturer. This vertical integration is possible because we use conceptual standards and forms of integration in accordance with international organizations (ISA-ISO-IEC) that are valid in all countries, using the tools of the Software giant MICROSOFT CORPORTATION.
These key features, along with ANSOTEC’s capacity for analytical and multi-disciplinary engineering, means that we are able to meet all the needs and requirements that are demanded for the complete digitalization of an oil production facility.