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2017 Master Brewers Conference
98. Developing a brewing process strategy to ensure the long-term success of your business

Allie Schwertner, Rockwell Automation, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.

Coauthor(s): Cory Garlick, Rockwell Automation, Maryland Heights, MO, U.S.A.

Friday, October 13
10:00–11:15 a.m.

Why automate? Is your brewery keeping up with demand? Are you looking to produce more consistent, quality beer? Planning is key for success. Breweries are challenged to maintain quality and flexibility of beer while reducing cost at the same time. Rockwell Automation will address key challenges that brewers face and the value that automation can bring to your brewery. This seminar will review a strategy for deploying automation that enables artistry and consistency to coexist. It will review what brewers need to think about in terms of buying equipment with automated controls for their initial installation as well as future expansions. We will dive into the advantages of implementing an integrated system and how you can leverage big data. In addition, we will touch on the initial steps breweries can take to begin their automation journey and the role that both OEMs and integrators play in the automation process.

Allie Schwertner holds her degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from The Ohio State University, class of 2016. Her academic achievement goes well beyond that. Allie was a national scholarship award winner for General Motors, where she received $100,000 towards school and graduated in 3.5 years. She now works for Rockwell Automation as an industry sales engineer in Cleveland, Ohio, with a focus on the food and beverage industry. Rockwell Automation is the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation. Rockwell offers craft brewing solutions for brewers and OEMs that combine world-class technology and services with proven results for greater productivity, quality, reliability, and consistency.