Purity of process water is paramount

The quality of raw water and raw materials is vital for the food and beverage industry. Even the slightest changes in the raw water will impact the taste and quality of the end product. Contamination can lead to the recall or discarding of an entire product batch, causing significant financial losses and threatening brand value.

Eliminating uncertainty in the production process

UROS smart sensors measure liquid quality throughout the most crucial parts of the process. The remote monitoring system immediately detects and locates any changes in quality or consistency, and alerts the process operator, minimising any negative repercussions.

Hartwall ensures quality with smart sensors

Hartwall, the leader in the Finnish beverage industry, has been using UROS' LEW-100 technology for the past eight years. The solution was implemented to easily and accurately detect any quality deviations within their raw water in order to assure and further improve the quality of the end products. UROS' real-time raw water chemistry monitoring and early warning system has proven to be a cost-effective way to ensure stable water quality within Hartwall’s beverage production process.

Technology overview: Quality monitoring for process- and raw waters

The UROS solution runs automatic data analysis based on smart sensors, AI, a Smart User Interface and automated alerts.

Technology overview: Quality monitoring for process- and raw waters

The UROS solution runs automatic data analysis based on smart sensors, AI, a Smart User Interface and automated alerts.

UROS Smart Sensor

The wireless UROS LEW-100 sensors provide water quality assurance by measuring the electrochemical profile, or 'quality fingerprint', of the water at multiple measurement points throughout the production process. The water's quality fingerprint is continuously compared with a pre-defined ideal quality profile, by means of neural network calculations. The data is visualised, in real time, on the Smart User Interface.

UROS Smart User Interface

The data measured by the smart sensors is analysed and then visualised in the Smart User Interface. Observing and predicting the path of possible quality changes helps the operator to discover cause-effect relationships, and so facilitates the managing or complete elimination of disruptive factors.

During installation of each sensor, an alarm trigger level is set, so that in the event of a significant deviation in quality, the user is alerted immediately by SMS or email.

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