VinWizard - Design Consideration
Our technology removes unnecessary
programming and user licence costs inherent in many PLC
based systems. The PLC has its place for specific
purposes and VinWizard will interface to them. Wineries
are sold expensive industry generic components often
because this is all some consultants are aware of, and are comfortable with. The IOWizard modules used in the VinWizard system have
proven themselves over many years in terms of
reliability and functionality without the limitations
imposed by the PLC.
Simple and cost effective to expand. We
simply send you additional panels and you mount them.
Once the tanks are cabled to the panel by your
electrician they automatically come on-line.
Anytime / anywhere web based
The cost of one tank of wine means alerts
must reach you wherever you are. Failure is
unacceptable. You choose who you want to be notified and
by what means (SMS, email, sirens, home dialler,
flashing lights etc).
The winemaker is freed from the desk with
VinWizard accessible from any internet enabled device
around the winery, at home or overseas.
Processing intelligence is held on the IOWizard
communication modules in the panels and not on the
computer. This means if your computer system fails, your
wine is not at risk.
The IOWizard communication modules are ISO9001
accredited and CE approved.
There are no limits to the number of tanks or
miscellaneous winery components that VinWizard can
accommodate. Our client base extends from 16 tank
boutique wineries up to 650 tank wineries.
No limit to the number of users that can access the
Future proof software architecture
Accuracy of readings
As many wineries are located in remote rural regions and
often have limited skilled resources available, the
system has to be simple to install and simple to expand.
It also has to be superior in terms of reliability.
By far the most common cause of problems over our 10
year history relate to simple electrical cabling issues
and not the system itself. These problems can be easily
diagnosed and fixed by any competent electrician.
Each input on the IOWizard module is
capable of reading any imaginable process including
temperature, CO2, humidity, pressure, liquid flow,
moisture, current, voltage, gas detection, motion,
resistance etc. The system interfaces with leading
winery production databases and has the ability to talk
to most PLC's and refrigeration units. The web
based architecture means every aspect of the winery can
be observed and managed from wherever you are and the
open nature of the software means other developers can
easily dovetail into it.
Multpile entry points
Reports, graphs and data analysis