A beer company was looking for a more efficient way to monitor each brew tank to provide consistent quality of beer to their customers.
After sending out an evaluation unit, the customer realized that the EKI-1224 switches were they solution they were looking for. The main benefit they found were the dual UP ports for redundancy. They connected the EKI-1224 devices to their sensors that were using infrared to read and monitor the product to ensure the temperature was within the parameters. They would link the EKI-1224 to their back end servers to compute the data to make real-time decisions and analysis.
One of the biggest challenges was the customer's inexperience with the configuration process and product integration of a legacy device. With the guidance of the sales engineer and multiple conference calls with their product manager, the solution was successfully implemented into the brewery application within six months of the initial discussion.
With the partnership with inside sales and product managers, Advantech was able to guide and instruct the customer how to successfully implement the EKI switches into the brewery system. This increased the consistency of the beer as well as production quality by 20%. The beer company adopted this solution into their factory and deployed 400 units across the U.S.