Brewery uses fast fieldbus

Over 1,000 digital I/O and 88 analogue loops at Whitbread’s Samlesbury brewery in Lancashire are now handled by InterBus-S

The system is used to increase fermentation capacity for six new 3,000hl fermentation vessels, four existing vessels, yeast handling and in-place cleaning, now all under automatic control.

InterBus was selected as the I/O bus, using Phoenix Contact modules, by Varcol in Manchester. ‘InterBus provides fast response and constant update time. Also, individual I/O channels are electronically protected and centrally monitored, eliminating the need for individual channel fusing’, said Craig Varley, from Varcol.

‘InterBus now means lower maintenance and downtime’, said Varley.

Phoenix Contact, Tel: 01734 442844 ; Fax: 440454.

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