Moving Beyond the Limitations of Current Technologies, for Food & Beverage Manufacturers, with Empiric
In the intricate arena of food and beverage production, accurate and efficient tracking of critical production data during cooking and chilling cycles is vital. However, conventional technologies such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, Data Historians, Handheld thermometers/sensors, as well as the ubiquitous Excel spreadsheets, often lead to inefficiencies, errors, and increased machine downtime.
Despite their utility, these tools are unable to meet the burgeoning demand for real-time, precise, and swift data collection and analysis which is preventing these manufacturers from staying competitive in the future.
Moreover, these traditional methods cause significant production downtime and bottlenecks, as manual checks for parameters like temperature, humidity, energy, and vibration must be carried out regularly.
In light of these challenges, Empiric is leading the charge in 2023, offering transformative solutions for Food Safety, Quality, and Engineering teams.
Your Empowered Future with Empiric
Automating Essential Production Tasks: Empiric’s sensors automate the collection of vital data points such as temperature, humidity, energy, and vibration. Our tools track critical Food Safety, Quality and Process metrics, document corrective actions, and generate reports, enhancing accuracy and efficiency. This automation eliminates the need for labor-intensive manual checks and reduces downtime, such as pausing cooking and chilling cycles multiple times a day for manual data sampling.
Boosting Visibility and Transparency into Production Operations: Empiric offers real-time visibility into your operations, giving you the power to quickly identify and fix any noncompliance issues.
Improve Accuracy and Efficiency of Compliance Efforts: Say goodbye to lengthy hours spent on Excel for data analysis. Empiric provides no-code tools that allow your Food Safety, Quality and Process employees to easily use Machine Learning and AI to automate daily GMP data analysis and business processes.
Easily integrate with other systems: Empiric’s plug-and-play sensors and third-party system connectors integrate seamlessly into your existing operations. Our solutions complement and enhance your current data collection systems, such as SCADA, Data Historians, QMS, etc providing easy means to bi-directionally sync your data between Empiric and these systems.
One of the most significant advantages of Empiric’s platform is its ability to assist operators in analyzing collected data, with their no-code tools, identifying the optimal parameters to achieve what’s known as the “golden batch”. The golden batch is the ideal state of production where all variables and conditions align to produce the highest quality product with the most efficient use of resources. By harnessing the power of AI and machine learning, Empiric’s platform can sift through large amounts of data, identify patterns, and provide insights into the ideal conditions that constitute the golden batch. These insights enable operators to adjust their inputs, leading to improved quality, increased yield, and significant cost savings.
Customer Success with Empiric
A leading Fortune 100 Food & Beverage manufacturer’s safety, quality, and process teams are using these solutions from Empiric . This company struggled with the inefficiencies resulting from manual data collection. They had to pause their cooking and chilling cycles multiple times daily to ensure product quality and FDA compliance.
With Empiric’s technology, significant improvements followed:
Empiric’s smart environmental monitors automated temperature data collection during cooking and chilling cycles, which led to increased oven uptime and a decrease in cook cycle times. This improvement led to a projected yield increase of 2 to 8%.
The automation of daily GMP reporting and analysis, through Empiric’s no-code workflow tools, reduced manual documentation and analysis, saving hours and mitigated the risk of non-compliance.
After seeing success, immediately after one cycle, this customer plans to
- Implement Empiric’s solutions across all their food facilities.
- Continue automating compliance processes with no-code workflows.
- Use Empiric’s smart vibration sensors to anticipate and mitigate equipment failures, thus reducing unplanned downtime.
- Predict equipment failures in advance with anomaly detection workflows.
Additionally, this automated analysis is getting them closer to finding their “golden batch” and is helping them optimize the parameters of their cooking and chilling equipment, after their first deployment.
Empiric’s platform and sensors offer a new era of efficiency, increased yield, and improved safety for food and beverage manufacturing. Streamlining your critical processes doesn’t just make your job easier—it redefines what’s possible. Step into the future of food and beverage production with Empiric.