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:
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:
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:
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.