Supervisory control of ice cream production plant
In order to guarantee the hygiene and the safety of food products,
new rules for the consumer safeguard have been introduced in the
food industry, both established by international control
organizations and autonomously decided by the manufacturers.
The system presented has been realized for a company that produces
ice-creams and other by-products of milk in order to control and
certify the production process and to reduce the possibility of
human errors; the system guarantees the quality of the pasteurization
process, provides a systematic control on the working status of
the mixtures contained in the repining tanks, ensures the
effectiveness of tanks cleaning and sterilization.
One or more Client stations, linked together via a TCP/IP network,
make available to every department all the information necessary
for the coordination of a manufacturing process distributed in a
All variables that have been acquired from the field are processed
to generate a series of reports with graphical trends that
certificate both the quality of the final product and the whole
The system also provides reports that give information about general
plant productivity and raw materials consumption.