In 2015 has been developed a new project in the Grupo Modelo (AB-Inbev) malting plant in Zacatecas state (Mexico). This factory provides malt to the brewery next to it, which is the world’s largest brewery in beer production with 20 million bottles per day. In this project a third germinator has been included with all the conveyors and equipment needed for barley charge and malt discharge processes. There has also been installed additional equipment for the provision of auxiliary services as high pressure pumps for the water supply in sprinkling and cleaning processes. With this new germinator in the plant an important increase of the malt production has been achieved in order to meet the growing demand.
This control system is based on Siemens technology with Simatic PCS7 and Simatic Batch software. It has redundancy in SCADA and Batch systems.