Tweedy mixers from BAKER PERKINS (Paston Parkway, Peterborough) have upgraded their control systems, which are all based on industry-standard off-the-shelf components, but are tailored to suit individual requirements.

Systems can be upgraded with four key features: a reporting system that records process conditions and ingredients used in every mix; a production data capture system, automatically recording mixing variables, quality checks and causes of downtime; remote monitoring, reducing downtime by rapid fault diagnosis and rectification; and an operator swipe card system to enhance security.