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Meridian BrewSoft

Meridian is a North American brewing system designed with brewers in mind. McRae's years of brewing industry experience has led to the creation of cutting-edge software that empowers brewers to decrease cost, improve quality, reduce waste and increase throughput. Rapid installation and lower purchase cost, keeps brewing consistent and may help you to avoid costly capital expenditure. McRae's phenomenal real-time reporting module, Meridian BrewSight, keeps the brewer in control by giving analytical tools that can help to avoid expensive problems.

The Meridian BrewSoft Advantage

Meridian is uncomplicated, and takes less time and fewer resources to configure and deploy. Meridian is less expensive and easier to maintain and modify. It is built using Rockwell Automation standard blocks to give brewers the ability to use internal or local support through Rockwell Automation's PlantPAx® integrator network. It is more supportable without the need for telephone support contracts. Additionally, since the software is open, there is no licensing fee from Meridian.

The power of intelligent sequencing allows for the optimization of the flow of material through the brewery. This can maximize throughput and allow the brewer to use more of the installed capacity, giving the brewer more headroom before considering the need to replace equipment. Meridian BrewSoft offers many advantages to competitive solutions:

  • Could help avoid costly and disruptive capital replacement
  • Less expensive because it is less complicated
  • Faster development and install cycle
  • No ongoing support costs
  • No Meridian licensing fees
  • Flexible support when you need it

Developed to Meet the Needs of the North American Brewer

Modern brewers are asking for help to meet the demands of the rapidly expanding craft beer market. In addition to making great beer to satisfy a discerning customer, the brewer needs to keep costs in control and meet the demand plan with capacity. Meridian helps achieve goals with:

  • More brews per day
  • Less waste
  • Greater consistency
  • Improved quality
  • Lower installation cost
  • Faster implementation
  • Better process analytics
  • Fit-for-size

Tools Tailored to Brewers

Meridian has the tools to help the brewer make the brewing processes simpler, more efficient, more profitable, and easier to manage. Built with the intent of putting the brewer in control, the software interfaces were designed to allow brewers to easily perform the tasks that put them in the driver's seat:

  • Web access recipe modification
  • Web based sequence management
  • Remote BrewSight, reporting analytics
  • Enhanced operator troubleshooting tools
  • Brew Scheduling with auto execution
  • High performance Graphics HMI
  • Powerful reporting

Flexible & Reliable Software

Rockwell Automation has developed standard modules for its PlantPAx system. Meridian is built using these proven tools to provide an open system, making it an extremely dependable solution. Any support required can be provided by a local Rockwell Automation System Integrator. Meridian includes the local support integrator on the installation team to ensure the continuity of support.

Meridian BrewSoft uses high performance graphic (HPG) HMIs which have demonstrated improved response time to process alarms and deviations. HPG screens are the new standard for industrial applications globally. The PLC-based system makes it robust, while the web-based recipe editor allows the brewer perform recipe management and sequencer modification with a user-friendly interface.