Don't Let Fermentation Control Problems Dissolve Your Profit!
From brewing beer to forming pharmaceuticals, gaining control of your
fermentation process can be a nightmare. With so many variables to control
over such a long time, the interactions are often too difficult a problem
for traditional PID controllers to handle. Add the fact that the multi-phase
fermentation process almost always has different control objectives at
different stages, and the goal of maximizing product quality while minimizing
waste seems almost impossible—regardless of your specific application.
ControlSoft is an industry leader in advanced process control (APC)
solutions. Our MANTRA APC software is designed to handle even the most
difficult fermentation control situations with the use of our advanced
Coordinated Controller (CC).
The CC block controls a single process variable by manipulating multiple
controller outputs. The goal of the CC block is three-fold: reject any
disturbances to the process, respond quickly to setpoint changes, and
optimize the available controller outputs during steady-state control.
Benefits of Mantra Coordinated Controller
- On-the-fly flexibility allows you to change control strategy
through different phases and conditions for improved product quality
and minimized waste.
- Optimized control of multiple variables
without disturbing the process = better control through process interactions
so you never have to spoil a batch.
- PC-based supervisory
control means that you DO NOT need to add or replace existing hardware
or adjust any wiring.
ControlSoft solutions featuring MANTRA APC technology can increase the
profitability of your process.
- Improve fermentation control in your application (better
- Improve product quality and consistency (higher
percentage of on-spec product), and
- Reduce energy and material waste
(save $$$), all while you
- Maintain your existing hardware and wiring
What a customer has to
When the Waksman Institute of Microbiology (Rutgers University) needed
tighter control on their fermentation process, they turned to ControlSoft
and our MANTRA control software with Coordinated Controller technology.
Waksman needed the ability to change strategy on the fly, at
any point of the fermenting process. The new control system gave
us that ability by helping us control critical variables...
Ultimately, using CC has allowed Waksman the flexibility needed
for faster and tighter control of DO2 levels in relation to process
requirements, and helped the facility better accommodate a larger
number of clients and a more varied client base.
Supervisor, Cell and Cell Products Fermentation at Waksman Institute
of Microbiology, Rutgers University
ControlSoft APC technology can improve your fermentation applications
while saving time, effort, and money. To learn how, simply request
a free copy of application note AN-304 and/or the article by selecting
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