Automation solutions for food and beverage manufacturing operations

Helping to achieve operational readiness

ANDRITZ helps manufacturing operations around the world bridge the gap between concept and production to achieve operational readiness - quickly, safely, reliably, and ahead of the curve.


The control system in a modern plant touches every piece of equipment and instrument in the plant, like a nervous system touches every muscle and receptor in the body. Nothing will be conveyed, ground, classified, pumped, processed, or dried until the plant's "nervous system" is operationally ready. In short, the control of a plant can mean the difference between profit and loss.

That's why ANDRITZ has an engineering group that focuses on the design of electrical, control, and instrumentation systems. These disciplines typically account for a small portion of the total project budget, but their importance to the operation of a plant is paramount.

We structure our scope of supply to fit commercial needs, from engineering to engineering and equipment supply, to engineering, procurement, and construction. Whatever the situation, ANDRITZ has the people, the patents, and the proven tools to ensure that a plant is operationally ready.


A food processing facility in the USA


Our dynamic simulator, IDEAS, has been used to simulate a wide variety of plants that process food and beverage products such as peanut butter, potato chips, cookies, liquor, and coffee. IDEAS has helped these plants achieve start-ups that are faster, smoother, safer, and more economical.

Advanced process control 

Our patented, PID-replacement controller BrainWave is revolutionizing control at industrial plants around the globe. ANDRITZ has helped producers large and small remove bottlenecks, reduce energy and chemical consumption, produce higher quality products more consistently and lower production costs.

ANDRITZ offers several control solutions for food and beverage operations, including:

  • BrainWave dryer
  • BrainWave evaporator
  • BrainWave blancher
  • BrainWave fryer
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    Engineering to achieve operational readiness

    ANDRITZ AUTOMATION focuses on plant electrical, controls, and instrumentation systems for lime and cement plants, providing proven engineering, simulation, operator training, and optimization solutions.

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  • Electrical and controls engineering: services provided

    Electrical and controls engineering: Services provided

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  • BrainWave control solutions for industry

    BrainWave is an advanced predictive controller that helps industrial plants remove bottlenecks, reduce energy and chemical consumption, produce higher quality products, and lower production costs.

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  • IDEAS simulation solutions for industry

    IDEAS is the leading dynamic simulator for the global kraft pulp industry, oil sands operations in the Canadian north, potash operations, and for hard rock mining. It helps with process design, control logic verification, and operator training.

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