AUTOMATION AND PROCESS CONTROL SOLUTIONS
Our objective is to provide excellent software at a competitive price.
We integrate tightly into business structures and provide 24/7 care and service that is unparalleled in the industry.
Stockfeed & Premix
Bitwise provides complete batching and control automation systems to improve efficiency and output with our flagship product Probatch.
Probatch is a purpose built plant control solution bringing a range of functions and elements together to provide an industrial platform.
Food & Beverage
We have implemented automated systems into a diverse range of food and beverage companies including facilities that process soft drink, beer, wine, milk, juice, processed foods & meatworks.
Our key capabilities in this industry are:
- Line control
- Machine control
- Process control including beverage delivery and CIP systems
- Barcode scanning and labelling applications
- Mobility Systems (mobile computers, RF networking, bar code applications)
We assist commercial linen hire and laundry service facilities with cleaning and packaging systems.
We are specialists in automation and process control for mining projects including both domestic and international copper, gold and mineral mines.
Offering tailored solution to recycling, defence industry, civil construction projects, chemical plants and more. We have experience in a wide range of industries and applications.
We are able to tailor and create customised end to end, turnkey solutions in a range of industries with our turnkey partner network.
This established Australian poultry and fodder supplier and producer was established in 1918 and contacted our team to implement a 100 tonne per hour poultry feed mill, RFID automated weighbridges, full automated plant and inventory control. Integration with Inghams ERP/ MRP system.
Ok Tedi Mining Ltd. has operated for over 30 years and operates the longest running open pit copper, gold and silver mine in Papua New Guinea. We provided an upgrade of their plant DCS system and of their plant control system.
Ridley is Australia’s leading provider of high performance animal nutrition solutions. Ridley has been an integral part of Australian agriculture for over 30 years. Bitwise provided a 12 tonne per hour extrusion plant for Salmon feed, a full automated plant and inventory control system, integration with Ridley’s ERP/MRP system and turn key electrical from Bitwise.
LET THE RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
Our new plant fitout allows for more automation and quality controls in place to ensure production targets are met and customers receive product on time in full spec.
It was a pleasure to work through the project with the Bitwise team. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to around different ideas. The training was excellent, explained the system/process very well.
New runout procedure between jobs. Worked with me to reduce time cooler empties.
Reduction in plant downtime by approx. 12 hours a week. Allows us to produce an extra 575t a week in this one innovation.
Easy to navigate around and see exactly where alarms/problems are. Support is excellent, Team members made themselves available on request and after hours
Would definitely recommend it. Better product than previous / outdated systems I have used in past. Very Innovative / flexible.
Since contacting Bitwise and installing Probatch we have been able to reduce employee numbers by about 50% while improving our capacity by 20%. Probatch is a valuable system with reasonable pricing and the Bitwise teams are very nice to work with.
Probatch is a very flexible system which can work with another PLC or system smoothly. I am surprised that the Probatch team can develop 16 batching weighers combined into one batching system and can automatically divide required ingredients to be weighted in multiple weighers, so it reduces batching time to 45-60 secs for 5tons/batch.
Control of the system is easy to understand even for employees who have no experience in feedmill production. It's great to have support 24hr and fast response. They are very calm always try to understand exactly what the problem may be, even if it's something outside of Probatch.
They respond quickly and develop modified software requests in no time. I would recommend Probatch as it is the most flexible and cost effective system I have ever used.
Probatch provided improvements in productivity, Quality assurance and machine performance. We can now lot track raw materials, gauge optimum motor amps on critical processing machinery and through the diet coding prevent any feed mix ups which is critical in a multi customer service orientated business. The team at Bitwise work with us on our level. They understand our needs to practical issues in our operations. Bitwise are great problem solvers often working in collaborations with our staff. They are good listeners.
When we purchased another business the change over was always going to be challenging. Bitwise went above and beyond to ensure we could manufacture feed under our own name the next day. This gave me great comfort and allowed me to concentrate on the people who ran the business.
Very user friendly. We certainly don’t utilise it to its full extent due to our own ERP system preferences. Visibility of each plant from anywhere is a great tool for numerous reasons.
Support is a key requirement in our game. Downtime can blow the costs sky high and Bitwise recognise this risk to our business. The continued support is worth it. We have already been recommending Bitwise for some time. Not just because they are a good business with great service. The people within the business are great and I fully support them being even more successful in the future.