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P o u l t r y P r o c e s s i n g N e w s 5 > M A R k e t s IT control systems join forces in poultry processing New PDS-NT module available In addition to the emphasis being placed on having the two systems work together, development of both INNOVA and PDS-NT continues. An example of a new PDS-NT module now available is the Equipment Monitoring Application from Stork Poultry Processing. Equipment Monitoring Application Until now all information on Stork Poultry Processing PLC’s and switch boxes was presented locally only. Stork Poultry Processing introduces its Equipment Monitoring Application, which allows plants to do the following without having to invest in costly SCADA systems: ■■ Remote diagnostics All information and alarm messages, until now only available locally at the switchbox by LED or text display/touch screen, are now sent Process control through information technology is one of the key success factors in poultry processing. Stork Poultry Processing and Marel offer perfect IT solutions to control the whole process, from live bird supply to the dispatch of packed products. The IT resources of Stork Poultry Processing and Marel have joined forces and are now working together on several integrated solutions. INNOVA (Marel’s plant-wide process control system) and PDS-NT (Stork Poultry Processing’s logistics control system) software will work as one in the future. Stork Poultry Processing PDS-NT overhead track and shackle-related line control applications communicate seamlessly with INNOVA, which controls existing Marel units to create a single complete monitoring system. INNOVA and PDS-NT are both modular systems. All modules can run separately as well as in large system set-ups. Step by step, the two systems grow towards one integrated plant-wide control system. In the first stage, the emphasis is on integrating ‘tracking & tracing’ and combining data collection and reporting. The first integrated features now available include: ■■ The integration of Stork Poultry Processing and Marel process control and management systems make it easier for customers to plan, steer and control their daily production and to monitor the technical performance of the complete installation as well as the quality of the end products. The modular character of the software makes it possible to make a suitable configuration for every client. All in all, with the integration of INNOVA and PDS-NT, INNOVA becomes a vital tool in a modern poultry-processing environment for ensuring the highest levels of production efficiency. ■■ ■■ real-time to a PC environment. All alarms can be viewed at every location where a network connection is available. Event logging All information and alarm messages are stored in a central database. All data is available for reporting and process-wide analysis. Connectivity with customer systems The database with the registration of all events can be connected to a customer’s data information system. The Equipment Monitoring Application offers a real-time overview of equipment performance and helps to keep equipment uptime at the highest level. The application is easy to install and is available as an add-on to existing equipment. One flock number throughout the complete process A flock number is defined only once and is available through the complete process in all INNOVA - PDS-NT modules. This makes the joint tracking and tracing easier and more reliable. ■■ Single source of information and integrated data collection and reporting All data collected by PDS-NT and INNOVA throughout the complete process are available for combined reporting and presentation in INNOVA.