Programming a computer control system for a large dairy
The dairy was the Toni Molkerei dairy, Zürich, Switzerland
Start-up of the dairy control system software in Switzerland
Very large six storey milk processing, cheese, yoghurt, and ice cream production
Centralized computer control of all production and cleaning in place (CIP)
DEC PDP 8 with 32k memory and 4x32k disks used as controller.
4,000 input/output signals were multiplexed on data highways to control the
I was involved in this project for two years as part of a large engineering
Some of the software design methods I evolved on this project have become
standard in the APV
Company and are being used ever since as standards in the automation
of food processing plant throughout Europe.
They have been adopted in toto by Swiss and French design teams.
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