Food & Beverage applications depend on controls and automation to monitor process variables, provide data, and assist with regulatory compliance. GTH has been providing instrumentation and solutions to this market for much of our 90 years. We specialize in automation, on-site programming support, instrument calibrations, and UL control panel modernization. Our engineers are also trained in ISA and FDA standards as they apply to these applications.
From minimizing downtime to improving security, there are many benefits to modernizing existing PLCs. Our upgrade and migration solutions allow you to upgrade while preserving your maximum hardware and software investment. Plus, with our team of technical field engineers, we are able to assist with the system upgrade if you do not have the necessary personnel. We are also proficient in full scale software conversions, factory acceptance testing, and commissioning so you can be certain the modernization will be completed in a timely manner, with minimum downtime.
Food & beverage processes are as unique as the products being manufactured. Our team of engineers have decades of control & software expertise that we can put to work on new system design and retrofits. Whether you are looking to upgrade an existing process, update your instrumentation, customize a software system, or build an entirely new production line, we can help! With our technical expertise and two UL 508A panel shops, we have also teamed with a number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create new systems for custom applications.
With the advent of IIoT, data acquisitions & SCADA systems are no longer limited to gathering data points. In food & beverage applications, these systems assist with regulatory compliance such as 21 CFR part 11 and ISA 88. Our Field Engineers are capable of modernizing systems to improve system efficiency and provide greater data visibility. With Asset Performance Management (APM), users are able to monitor system performance, access predictive maintenance, and track reliability across the facility. Modern software also allows for increased remote access capabilities and reporting so your data is both visible and usable in real-time.
Combustion System Upgrade
A large food manufacturer in California came to GTH to upgrade the antiquated combustion system on one of their process ovens to meet new AQMD standards. They also wanted to update their flame safety devices and add an HMI interface to modernize their process.