Two hundred million pizza crusts produced a year with the help of Movicon.NExT
“Movicon.NExT is a SCADA software with excellent features that allow us to manage our processes in a manner consistent with our needs.”
PLC Controls Manager – Bassett Mechanical
TNT Crust has chosen Movicon.NExT ™ by Progea for the supervision of its refrigerated and frozen pizza crusts system.
The food and beverage industry, along with various manufacturing sectors, requires the support of large cooling systems. Recentemente. Recently the company decided to refresh its own refrigeration systems and they asked Bassett Mechanical to retrofit them by introducing a new technology into the existing system and applying industrial automation concepts, thus modernizing and optimizing the system in process. Using programmable automation controllers (PACs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs), Bassett Mechanical can take full control of the plant’s engine room and various system components throughout the facility.
TNT Crust, founded in 1981, produces refrigerated and frozen pizza crusts for frozen pizza manufacturers, national chains, and food service distributors worldwide. TNT Crust operates two bakeries in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with more than one hundred thousand square feet of production space. The company annually produces more than two hundred million crusts in both par-baked and self-rising varieties. Bassett Mechanical is an award-winning manufacturer and supplier with an impeccable safety record. The company has received numerous safety awards at both the state and national level and has also been recognized by industry associations and peer groups for excellence in manufacturing and–most importantly–by customers for unparalleled service.
Bassett Mechanical proposed Movicon. NExT as the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software for the control and supervision of the refrigeration system, providing an improved graphical user interface designed for situational awareness. The SCADA provides operators with an intuitive graphic representation of the entire refrigeration system, along with an easy
to use setpoint interface to the automated refrigeration controls (Allen-Bradley [AB] CompactLogix® PAC/PLC).
Furthermore, the supervision system collects and stores data in a Microsoft SQL Server Express 2016 database. Movicon.NExT allows the examination of the system data with trends, reports, and data analysis tools embedded in the platform. Thanks to the Alarm Dispatcher function, maintenance staff and supervisors can be notified of system events by SMS, VoIP, and e-mail.
The powerful Alarm Management tool stores alarm records in the database to make statistical and chronological analyses, which is an indispensable function to understand possible improvements or to plan maintenance activities.
In addition, the upgraded controls system can more effectively stage resources as the load requires, resulting in an overall reduction in electrical power consumption and equipment wear and tear, and improved safety as maintenance personnel can view the entire system through an easily navigated graphical application.
TNT Crust, founded in 1981, produces refrigerated and frozen pizza crusts for frozen pizza manufacturers, national chains, and food service distributors worldwide.