19:00:28 – 25 September 2019
The Sucroliq plant, in Irapuato, is the only one of its kind in the world to 100 percent automate all its processes, with which it generates around 150,000 liters of liquid sugar per day.
The plant of the Mexican company Sucroliq in Irapuato, Guanajuato, is the only one of its kind in the world to fully automate all its processes, with which it generates around 150,000 liters of liquid sugar per day.
To achieve this, the plant implemented Industry 4.0 and automation solutions from the German multinational Siemens, such as the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system, the TIA-Star Motor Control Center and engineering services and Profibus and Profinet communication networks.
Sucroliq is the leading company in Mexico in converting granular sugar into liquid sugar for the food industry, and it is located within the plant that Danone has in Irapuato, and which in turn is considered the production center with the highest efficiency and capacity of that company worldwide.
“The Industry 4.0 technology installed by Siemens offers levels of efficiency and process control that no sugar plant has in the country,” said Enrique Bojórquez Valenzuela, president of Sucroliq.
He pointed out in a statement that the level of efficiency and control allows, even from the screen of a smartphone, to monitor the 10 areas of the plant that are working correctly.
Although Sucroliq already had plants in Amecameca and Monterrey, the one in Irapuato was fully automated two years ago.
“It is the most modern of its kind in the world, with a very high level of automation and control of all the stages of the process”, he pointed out.
Bojórquez Valenzuela said that the decision to ally with Siemens and apply the best technology worldwide in Industry 4.0 was due to the fact that the food industry demands high quality standards.
This is because the liquid sugar generated by Sucroliq is directly integrated into the production line of the companies that buy its product, as is the case of Danone in Irapuato. The main technology used in this plant, whose total investment was 7.5 million dollars, is SIMATIC PCS 7, developed by Siemens, and which consists of a solution that integrates everything necessary to fully and safely automate the entire production process. .