A New Rockwell Automation PlantPAx Solution Modernizes Dairy Plant

A New Rockwell Automation PlantPAx Solution Modernizes Dairy Plant

Cybertrol Engineering worked with a major dairy producer to develop an enterprise-wide automation standard based on PlantPAx from Rockwell Automation.

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The client was installing a large new production plant and needed a PLC/HMI standard that could be used by all equipment vendors supplying automation into the new plant. There were a series of challenges spanning across the project, ranging from network and programming to automation and electrical engineering.


The decision to use PlantPAx® Distributed Control System (DCS) from Rockwell Automation streamlined the programming activity for all suppliers. The solution featured:

  • Programming tools and modules available at no additional cost from Rockwell Automation
  • Consistent user interface for operators in all areas of the plant
  • Consistent underlying code structure for programmers and maintenance personnel
  • Development tools were provided by Rockwell Automation to decrease the cost of HMI/PLC program development


The PlantPAx system improved the efficiency of the facility and allowed the plant to minimize unplanned downtime while reducing overall operational cost. The modern architecture future-proofed the plant, allowing it to adapt to new technologies and hardware.