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Distilling, craft brewing, and beverage production have been revolutionized by automated technology. Deutsche Beverage + Process has embraced this movement, offering tailored automation solutions that cut costs, boost efficiency, and ensure safety. Read on to learn how automation can benefit your business.

Cost Efficiency and Enhanced Productivity

Reduce Downtime

Automation makes it possible to initiate processes based on pre-set recipe parameters. This maximizes equipment utilization, ensuring high production rates within a given time frame. Even small delays due to human error can accumulate over time, resulting in significant production losses. For instance, a 10-minute daily delay over 250 working days equates to 41 hours of lost production time. This lost potential product can have a substantial impact on your bottom line. 

Less Training, Less Cleaning

Automation also minimizes the need for advanced operator training, as processes are carried out according to predefined parameters. The time-consuming task of chemical cleanings is also streamlined, saving up to 40 minutes of staff time per fermenter cleaning.

Monitor Production and Make Decisions Remotely 

Automation makes it possible to monitor processes remotely, which means you can make informed real-time decisions about production and maintenance requirements. This level of oversight ensures optimal resource utilization and prevents costly delays.

Use Ingredients Precisel

Automated grain handling can deliver a remarkable +/- 5% recipe accuracy in large batches (1800 lbs+), guaranteeing consistent recipes and product quality. Variations in product quality due to human error are virtually eliminated. Moreover, a single operator can automate the handling of 2,000 lbs of grain while simultaneously cleaning the system.

Control Temperature Precisely

Temperature control is paramount in distillery processes, as it directly impacts the yield of ethanol produced by yeast. Manual temperature management can result in inconsistencies that affect production yield. Automation ensures precise temperature control (+/- 1F), maximizing ethanol yield and minimizing waste.

Use Less Water and Electricity 

Automation also extends to resource management, such as the recovery of water and using steam to sanitize versus chemicals. For instance, cooling stillage from the still with incoming water for mashing can generate hot water that, in turn, reduces heating time in the mash, minimizing required steam and utility costs.

Elevate Safety Standards

Hazardous Environment Protection

Hazardous environment sensors like the Buckeye system ensure immediate detection and response to hazardous substances like ethanol and carbon dioxide. This proactive approach safeguards personnel and the production environment.

Pressure Relief and Venting

Built-in pressure reliefs and venting systems mitigate the risk of potentially dangerous pressure build-up.

High-Quality Instrumentation and Controls

Deutsche collaborates with reputable suppliers like E+H and Siemens for instrumentation and controls. This ensures the reliability and accuracy of monitoring and control systems.

Expanding Benefits Beyond Distilleries

Automated processing technology can benefit a diverse array of industries. Distilling, craft brewing, seltzer/RTD production, coffee, kombucha, infused beverages, cannabis production, chemical, and pharma/nutraceuticals all stand to gain from the streamlined processes, enhanced consistency, and improved safety that automation brings.The right equipment, coupled with effective automation, can drive facilities towards optimal safety, consistency, and efficiency — and, ultimately, business growth.