Process Automation Solutions to Keep Your Operations Running Smoothly
Working as a trusted partner to leading U.S. dairy and cheese producers for more than 27 years, Cybertrol Engineering is a system integrator with extensive experience in sanitary process control and meeting Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) requirements for the dairy and cheese industry.
Plantwide Automation & Information Solutions for the Dairy and Cheese Industry
From the tanker delivery of milk through final cheese packaging and inventory management, Cybertrol delivers end-to-end integration solutions to optimize production. With best practices learned from hundreds of successfully completed projects throughout the industry, we understand the processes, the regulations, and the operational challenges.
PMO-Compliant Process Control Experts
We have a team of cheese and dairy experts, who understand the industry's unique process requirements. Our engineers have created PMO-compliant process control solutions to ensure raw milk is processed efficiently and with the highest quality standards, while gathering the correct data to create the reports that are required. Cybertrol can effectively control production processes from intake bay management, standardization and pasteurization to recipe management for cheesemaking and dairy mixtures, to flexible and efficient sanitary CIP (Clean-in-Place) processes, ensuring the final product is in-spec and USDA compliant.
- Milk Intake/Storage
- Milk Standardization
- Pasteurization (HTST)
PalletWorks Helps a Large Cheese Manufacturer Solve End-of-Line Errors
PalletWorks, a fully-integrated tracking and labeling software solution from Cybertrol Engineering, helped a large cheese manufacturer solve costly end-of-line errors occurring during the transfer of data from the plant floor to the ERP system. The PalletWorks web portal empowers factory floor associates to see the data and correct labeling mistakes before they are transferred to the ERP system, often avoiding loss of product and unplanned downtime. PalletWorks is a unique and creative integrated solution, a bridge between the ERP and PLC on the plant floor.
Case Studies: Dairy and Cheese Industry
Read our cheese powder facility case study
A cheese powder facility was suffering from poor performance being tied to obsolete recipe execution systems and dated PLC/HMI technology.
Read our blue cheese facility case study
A specialty blue cheese producer was building a new facility and needed an advanced solution for automation and information systems.
Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) Solutions
Cybertrol's Manufacturing Intelligence group includes software engineers that provide visibility into the control system through data visibility via reports, dashboards, web pages, or other methods. Our engineers can also provide the ability to connect into ERP systems for advanced integration into the business system when recipe and formulation connections to the plant floor are required. Having a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) that can tie into the control system to track and report on production uptime, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), quality, or other production related data can be extremely valuable to an operation.
- Report design, definition, build, and deployment using various platforms
- Customer interfacing for data requirements
- ERP integration services when required
- Custom middleware applications when required
- Data collection into time series or event-based databases
Industrial IT/OT Services
Cybertrol's Industrial IT/OT department provides design and implementation of servers and network infrastructure. The OT (Operation Technology) network is the backbone of the entire system and has a large impact on the success of a factory's operation. We have engineers that are certified in Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Panduit, and many other Industrial IT disciplines.
- Network and server system design and build
- Network physical infrastructure standards
- Server and switch specification and configuration
- Network analysis and mapping
- Onsite network component implementation and configuration
Cybertrol's extensive experience in the dairy and cheese industry has given us a comprehensive understanding of the electronic record requirements for the FDA and USDA. We specify data acquisition server systems, thoroughly validate systems in-house with test procedures, have written corporate standards to help companies comply with 21 CFR Part 11, and more.
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Featured Case Study
A specialty mozzarella cheese producer was expanding capacity at an existing facility for increased demand and needed an advanced state-of-the-art solution for automation and information systems.