Application Notes & Case Studies

  1. Johnsonville Sausage Installs X-Ray Inspection Systems For Increased Quality Assurance

    Johnsonville Sausage, North America’s largest fresh sausage manufacturer, initiated a group wide x-ray project in order to find a final product that delivered reliability, clean-ability and ease of usage.

  2. Nutrien: Breaking Down Data Silos

    Nutrien is the world’s largest producer of potash and the second-largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer. Many of the company’s individual sites have been using PI System software for some time, but until recently, Nutrien had no enterprise-level system for handling data. By centralizing the flow of data through the company, Nutrien now has better coordination, anticipation, and insight into operations across the business.

  3. Deschutes: Better Data For Better Beer

    Deschutes Brewery, the seventh largest craft brewery in the United States, had a problem. During the cooling phase of the brewing process, temperatures were spiking in a new class of fermenters, an anomaly that could potentially reduce capacity potential and affect the quality and flavor of their beers. Luckily, Deschutes had a secret weapon: the PI System.

  4. How Tyson Foods Improved Plant Operations With OSIsoft

    Tyson Foods - realizing they were making decisions with no visibility into plant operations data - turned to real-time data management software to make data-driven decisions to boost yield and reduce waste.

  5. A Well-Oiled Machine: Using Operational Data To Mitigate Performance Loss

    Cargill’s Global Edible Oil Solutions (GEOS) division fills bottles of olive, vegetable, and other oils for delivery. Unfortunately, the line was experiencing microstops, or production breaks under one minute, at various points in the process, costing up to 40 hours per month of productivity. Unable to determine root cause, Cargill turned to the PI System to analyze and contextualize operational data and take corrective action.

  6. Kellogg’s Uses Data To Transform Food Production Lines

    Kellogg's international assets required infrastructure upgrades to reduce recalls, meet more stringent regulations and sustain consumer trust. Over the past three years, a PI System™ deployment at Kellogg’s manufacturing plant in Valls, Spain, has supported multiple use cases for a plant-wide digital transformation. Data analytics have delivered cost reductions and improved operational standards while enabling a smoother compliance process.

  7. Avebe Launches Factory 4.0 Strategy With PI System Investment

    This cooperative of starch potato growers competitive advantage depends on production plants that the company runs in the Netherlands, Germany, and Sweden. Recently, the cooperative started facing a challenge: greater efficiency and compliance with increasingly complex regulations and the aging workforce. The company’s management recognized that it was time to embark on a journey of digital transformation and build a Factory 4.0 manufacturing platform to put real-time data analytics tools into the hands of its personnel.

  8. Rotary Piston Filling & Sealing System Benefits A Cream Cheese Processor

    A cream cheese manufacturer spent years grappling with how to deal with the product’s high viscosity. Implementing a rotary piston filling and sealing machine was the company's best solution.

  9. Symbiosis Of Positive Displacement Blowers For Lower Pressure Range & Screw Compressors

    A grain mill needed a way to extend its conveying height from 45 to 65 meters, putting added strain on its compressed air systems. Keep reading to learn how a hybrid solution helped the mill meet its goals.

  10. The Rise In Pouch Packaging For The Pet Food Industry

    Pouches offer a convenient, consumer-friendly option for food packaging, especially within the pet food industry. But how do you efficiently and effectively fill pouches on a commercial scale?