With thorough knowledge of the pet food manufacturing industry and food safety regulations, a pet food automation solution by NorthWind optimizes your facility in everything from the batching and recipe management systems to continuous extrusion, coating and quality control.
NorthWind specializes in tying all those pieces together to create one seamless control system.This full plant automation solution provides increased plant visibility and allows you to monitor your entire plant no matter where you are. We connect your plant floor to the rest of business by integrating to your ERP system.
BatchLOGIX® formula management software was built to handle the dynamic processes that are common with extruded pet food and treat plants. Reach maximum product consistency with formulas that contain both process & ingredient set points and handles both batching & continuous processes.
Trace ingredients through your entire manufacturing process with lot tracking, storage, and reporting capabilities. Lot numbers for liquid and dry ingredients can be traced through multiple systems from source to finished product.
We collect information about everything from critical control points and run parameters to ingredient usage and system alarms. With this information we provide KPI dashboards and setup equipment maintenance alerts. All information is stored and ready for analysis and comparison to real-time data. Our online web reporter tool makes this easy!
BatchLOGIX® – A recipe management tool designed specifically for recipe storage, campaign management and traceability. With BatchLOGIX, your recipes can be as flexible as you need them to be. Customizable set points for both ingredients and process equipment can be configured in the system. Historical data can be accessed through easily customized reports to target specific information using filters. Once created, reports can be exported to Excel, WORD, RTF, or PDF for sharing.
AlarmLOGIX® – An analytical notification tool that allows high level system monitoring for quality control and safety. Alarm notifications are automatically sent to the staff that needs to know at the first sign of trouble, ensuring problems are taken care of quickly. Data is stored and can be pulled for trend analysis.
BatchMATE® – Hand batching ingredients is a necessary, but often error-prone step in most pet food facilities. BatchMATE helps eliminate operator error by quickly guiding them through the weighing process. Ingredient ID and lot numbers must be scanned before ingredients can be weighed, ensuring automated lot tracking and ingredient accuracy.