Glanbia PLC

Industry: Agri business Dairy / Pig meat / Feed / Grain & farm inputs
Feed Production: 600,000 tonnes per annum
Feed Plants: 2 (250,000 / 350,000 production)
Species: Dairy, Cattle, Sheep, Pig, Horse, Poultry

Plant 1 - Portlaoise / Ireland

  • 3 main raw material intakes + blown materials intake with integrated weighbridges
  • 3,000 tonnes raw material Silo / bin storage and 5,000 grain flat store
  • 50 TPH blending plant, weighing, grinding, mixing, micro ingredients plant
  • 3 Pelleting lines with double pelleting and PTN Boas & box coolers
  • Oil coating systems on all lines
  • 2,000 tonnes finished product silo / bin storage
  • 2 high speed bulk to truck filling systems with integrated weighbridges
  • 1 High speed packing / pallet system

Control System

The control is a complete InFeed 600 system controlling all aspects of the feed manufacturing operation. The system is based on 6 Mitsubishi PLCs integrated with a PC server network with a redundant server and 10 PC control system network with a fibre optic backbone and full UPS backup. It operates under windows with AFCON PCIM Scada HMI and the full suite of InFeed 600 MES software. There is integration with Format least cost formula system. The system is fully linked with the customerís business systems. There is integration with and control of all weighbridge operations covers the receipt of all raw materials and dispatch of products. Receipt of materials and dispatch of all bulk products is controlled to a level so that both operations are truck driver operated. All systems offer full traceability to EU & local department of Agriculture standards.

Plant 2 - Clonroche / Ireland

  • 2 main raw material intakes + blown materials intake with integrated weighbridges
  • 1 integrated grain drying system
  • 5,000 tonnes raw material Silo / bin storage
  • 50 TPH blending plant, weighing, grinding, mixing, micro ingredients plant
  • 3 Pelleting lines with double pelleting and PTN Boas & box coolers
  • Oil coating systems on all lines
  • 2,500 tonnes finished product silo / bin storage
  • 2 high speed bulk to truck filling systems with integrated weighbridges
  • 2 High speed packing / pallet system

Control System

The control system is a complete InFeed 600 system controlling all aspects of the feed manufacturing operation. The system is based on 7 Mitsubishi PLCs integrated with a PC server network with a redundant server and 9 PC control system network with a fibre optic backbone and full UPS backup. It operates under windows with AFCON PCIM Scada HMI and the full suite of InFeed 600 MES software. There is integration with Format least cost formula system. The system is fully linked with the customerís business systems. There is integration with and control of all weighbridge operations covers the receipt of all raw materials and dispatch of products. Receipt of materials and dispatch of all bulk products is controlled to a level so that both operations are truck driver operated. All systems offer full traceability to EU & local department of Agriculture standards.