Rockwell solution to enhance sustainability at pet food company
Rockwell Automation has announced that it has won the contract to provide energy management software to Real Pet Food Company, across four production facilities in Australia.
The energy management solution will be delivered by Rockwell’s consulting arm, Kalypso, which specialises in the digital evolution of industrial companies through consulting, digital innovation, enterprise technology and business process management services.
Real Pet Food Company produces well-known pet food brands including Nature’s Gift, Farmers Market, Ivory Coat and V.I.P and supplies major Australian supermarkets. It commissioned the sustainability upgrade to help enhance energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
“Real Pet Food Company is showing leadership by not just talking the talk but walking the walk when it comes to sustainability,” said Anthony Wong, Rockwell Automation Regional Director – South Pacific. “By committing to measurable actions, they will help improve the planet as well as their bottom line.”
Digitising sustainability data to achieve measurable results
Real Pet Food Company is currently measuring its energy management using spreadsheets and clipboards. This results in decentralised and disconnected information, and a lack of real-time management.
“Turning this manual data entry into a digital solution will provide Real Pet Food company with better visibility of its energy consumption linked to production data, allowing it to identify optimisation opportunities,” Wong said.
“Real Pet Food Company has a renewed focus on sustainability,” said Real Pet Food Company’s Head of Sustainability, Jarrod Edgecombe. “The partnership with Rockwell is transforming our data availability to ensure that we see an increase in the volume and the quality of data. These two factors are critical to underpin our decision-making in real time and enable our journey towards decreasing energy intensity and carbon footprint through our operations.”
The Energy Management software can be integrated directly into Rockwell Automation’s ThingWorx IIoT platform. ThingWorx is part of Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, and allows users to connect, manage, monitor and control diverse automation devices and software applications through one user interface.
“Once fully installed, the Energy Management software will help increase Real Pet Food Company’s energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and allow access to real-time operational data for reporting and audits,” Wong added.
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