Automation project

Agrano GmbH & Co. KG – Riegel am Kaiserstuhl, Automation of a fermenter in a pilot plant for fermentation of yeasts and other micro-organisms

As one of the leading specialists in industrial automation of process plants, Penta-Electric has comprehensive experience in a wide range of industries – in Switzerland as well as abroad. This includes work in the biotechnology industry in particular. We’ll gladly accept any challenge head-on with our extensive expertise and experience, and prove to you that perfection is achievable.

Project description

An existing production (fermentation) plant was to be backfitted with a new automation system.

An existing production (fermentation) plant was to be backfitted with a new automation system.

  • Automation of the pilot fermenter with PLC-driven control and visualization systems

The custom-tailored solution from Penta-Electric

  • Generating the piping and instrumentation process flow diagram in the EPLAN Preplanning process automation tool
  • Generating the associated software in Simatic S7
  • Visualization in Wonderware
  • Planning in the EPLAN P8 design tool
  • Supplying the measuring instruments needed
  • Supplying and installing a switchgear cabinet and cable connections
  • Commissioning

The benefits for Agrano GmbH & Co. KG

Penta-Electric acted as the sole contractor for the customer in this project, from engineering and programming right through to supply and installation of the equipment and switchgear cabinet. The customer had just one contact person serving as a single point of contact, and no interfacing with other suppliers – which greatly simplified and accelerated project execution.

The challenge for Penta-Electric

Generating the P&I process flow diagram in EPLAN Preplanning required very close collaboration with process engineering staff.

The project in figures


Contact person

Marc Adler
Head of automation