Nowadays, more and more winemakers are thinking about the operation of their brewery. They want to make it easy to operate, simple and convenient.
For all 3 types of configurations, we will control the brewhouse through the control cabinet, including motors, pumps, etc. Then a difference is about the valves: manual valves and pneumatic valves.
The first type is a brewhouse with a control mainframe. It is easy to operate, but the plumbing is more complicated. It is suitable for brewpubs with 2 containers. For example, MLT+KWT (mash and fermentation tanks + kettle and whirlpool tanks).
The second type is a brewhouse without a control host. It is more suitable for breweries with three or four vessels. You know that for a three or four vessel brewery there are more points to be connected with piping than for a two vessel. If we still had control hosts, the piping would be even more complicated. Each pipe would gather from all the vessels to the control main, thus extending the length of the pipe – the extended pipe would store more wort, which is not desirable. If we did not have a control main, the pipes would only need to be connected at each point and the pipe layout would be clear.
The last one is a brewhouse with pneumatic valves. As you know when we operate manual valves we need to go up and down the stairs, which is not convenient. Then pneumatic valves will be an option. And now the control cabinet will also be equipped with PLC. of course, the cost will be high.