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White Paper
“Automation”
for Foodmaster.com

Buhler Inc.

13105 12
th

Ave. N.

Plymouth, MN 55441 USA

Phone: (763) 847
-
9900

E
-
mail: buhler.minneapolis@buhlergroup.com

www.buhlergroup.com




Make traceability and data transparency a top priority

The national and international food quality and sanitation requirements of consumers, traders and
ind
i
vidual authorities are increasing daily. Outbreaks of animal disease that could be transmitted to

human or the presence of chemicals above acceptable limits in feed and food can threaten both the
quality and safety of products.

Today, the traceability for safety and quality control is a risk
-
management which helps to reduce the production and distribu
tion of unsafe or poor quality products.
In turn, the potential for bad publicity, liability and recalls is reduced.
But o
nly a process
-
compliant and
complete production tracing system can protect business operators from recalls and financial loss. The
bet
ter and more pr
e
cise the tracing system, the faster a producer can identify and resolve fo
od safety or
quality problems.
Nowadays, p
roduct tracing is a must in all areas of the food industry, not least
because
in many countries
it’s r
e
quired by the law
.

Co
mplete documentation and identification

needed

To
improve traceability
, it is necessary to know exactly where the different r
e
sources are applied and
under what conditions
-

complete, seamless, and
continuous

retracing of
production processes is
needed.
In

order to allow fast r
e
sponses to irregularities, all the process steps along the entire value
-
adding chain must be clearly docume
nted and completely identified.
The focus is on

transparency of the
pr
o
duction process, of the individual process operations a
s well as of the process and quality values of
cu
r
rent and past production units. The longer a production chain and the more complex its operation,
the higher are the requirements for a
retraceable

production handling.

Optimal data preparation and process
ing

are

in demand

A
n advanced process automation design
allows a

consistent registration, processing and
representation of production data and process param
e
ters.
C
omplete and transparent data recording

can be ensured by v
ertical integration of a plant’s e
quipment i
n
a

process automation system
.
Traceability incorporates very close with the installed mechanical equipment such as scales for
weig
h
ing the product inputs and outputs of a process. As an integral component of the production
system, it minimizes t
he data interfaces and thus reduces sources of e
x
pensive errors.

Clear and unambiguous
traceability
ensured

Buhler has been building complete food production plants for over 100 years and has offered process
automation so
lutions for more than 50 years.

The

company
understands that a reliable handling of
traceability issues is vital to the success of a
business
. Therefore, Buhler
has
developed the
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WinCoS.Traceability module, integrated in the WinCoS.r2 process automation system, which ensures
complete produc
t retracing, records production weights and an
a
lyzes process lines.


Process visualization of Buhler’s WinCoS.r2


WinCoS.r2

completely records all the production steps and each process oper
a
tion during the ongoing
process and saves the data to a centraliz
ed database.
The additional integration of identification
systems such as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) or barcode optimally supplements the product
tracing chain. Transparent data maintenance enables interlinking of the producer’s data with those
of
the supplier or even of the customer.

In addition, the WinCoS.Traceability module graphically visualizes
the product flow from the raw material to the finished product and vice versa
, and

provides a clear and
immediate general ove
r
view
,

at a click of th
e mouse.

This allows a detailed analysis, clearly reveals any
existing irregularities, and thus enables immediate targeted intervention. Not least, it also fosters
customers’ co
n
fidence.

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Clear and unambiguous visualization of each step in the process


a
t a click of
a

mouse.


A s
olution for today, and tomorrow

Modular automation systems expanded through add
-
on technology
can

be optimally tailored to the

specific size, design

or complexity of any given production plant and
can

be adjusted to the actual
nee
ds of customers.

The
Buhler
WinCoS.r2 automation system is one solution to satisfy the applic
a
ble
international food safety regulations in terms of product safety, product traceability and production
reliability. It helps companies avoid financial losses a
nd commercial damage and contributes to
mai
n
taining business relationships based on trust.

The market is as demanding and dynamic as never
before. Control the future of your business


with reliable control systems.

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WinCoS.r2: interactive and intuitive o
peration.


About Buhler

Buhler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, especially technologies for producing foods
and engineering materials. Buhler sells into over 140 countries and has some 7500 employees
worl
d
wide. In fiscal 2009, the Gr
oup generated sales of CHF 1721 million.


For more information, please contact:

Mike Haefeli, Vice President Automation

Buhler Inc., 13105 12th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55441
-
4509, USA

Phone: +1 763
-
847
-
0435
,
Fax: +1 763
-
847
-
9916
,
Mobile: +1 763
-
213
-
321
3

E
-
mail:
mike.haefeli@buhlergroup.com
,
www.buhlergroup.com