A colossal upgrade!

Heinz Watties hydro

Our Client

Heinz Wattie's Hydro

Project Scope

At the heart of Heinz Watties’ central processing facility is a hydrostatic cooker capable of processing and cooking 60,000 cans of food at any one time in a continuous process. It is an integral part of their business and a potential breakdown presented a significant financial risk.

The existing control system had limited PLC hardware support. We were brought in for a full turnkey electrical and control system upgrade.

The CR Solution

As the cooker is such an important part of Heinz Watties’ operation, we had to complete the work within a very tight time frame. We conducted an extensive design phase, completing a comprehensive electrical design, functional description, schematics, safety upgrade, PLC program and a new SCADA application.


The Result

The upgrade was delivered on budget and on time. We provided a more user friendly interface, and product tracking in the conveyor to assist with production logistics. This project demonstrated Heinz Watties’ confidence in us to manage a risky process on a large scale.