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Reily Foods – Electrical and Control System Design for Coffee Plant


Matrix PDM Engineering provided electrical and control system design for a new plant to receive, blend, roast, grind and package coffee that features two million pounds of green and roasted storage capacity and roasting capability of 6,000 lb/hr. The project included a new coffee plant building design on the existing client site.

Goals met with project completion included a ControlLogix-based control system for the coffee roaster and balance of the plant, an integrated coffee production planning, operation and tracking solution, the ability to plan production activity based on the automated inventory updates, product recipe management for blending and roasting, and the ability to track product genealogy from green bean lot through roasting to ground fill production runs.

Matrix PDM developed a manufacturing execution system (MES) that serves as an interface between the client’s business system and the plant floor. The MES layer consists of a SQL database and a web-based application, which enables the client to manage the day-to-day production.

Pound storage capacity
Roasting capability
Commitment to safety

Scope of Work

  • Electrical and controls design
  • Control system integration
  • Balance of plant work
  • Scheduling and execution

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