Castle & Key Distillery
Castle & Key Distillery is known as being one of Kentucky’s most highly anticipated new, old distilleries. In 2014, a team of individuals bought the distillery and began work on revitalizing the once-thriving property.
Originally built in the 1880s, prohibition forced the distillery to close in 1920. After changing owners several times over the next century, the property fell into ruin. But, in 2014, the revitalization work on the once-thriving property began under new ownership.
For this project, assistance was needed in the revitalization. The team was tasked with completing a control panel cleanup and consolidation within the distillery control room. The result was greatly increased efficiency at the distillery. By optimizing the company’s existing control system including updated HMI software, the distillery is now able to operate more efficiently with scheduled preventative maintenance and decreased down time.
Process & Packaging Systems Engineering
Automation & Controls
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