From cranberry juice to yogurt, leading companies in the food and beverage sector rely on Superior Controls’ deep expertise in process automation to achieve outstanding results.

Food and beverage manufacturers require reliable, precise, and flexible control and automation systems in every stage of the production lifecycle to ensure consistent high-quality finished products.

Superior Controls has built its food and beverage industry expertise around a disciplined approach to project execution rooted in the company’s extensive biopharma experience. This disciplined approach to projects serve the industry’s ongoing pain points, such as USDA & FDA regulations and other stringent requirements, CIPs, track & trace, productivity improvements and training.

Our industry expertise spans many segments, including but not limited to:

  • Processed Food Manufacturing
  • Dairy processing plants, including liquid dairy, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, & more
  • Pet food manufacturing plants
  • Breweries and distilleries
  • Juice manufacturing plants
  • Large scale commercial bakeries
  • Meat processing facilities
  • Snack foods and candy

Food and beverage industry systems implementations include:

  • Receiving stations
  • Clean in place (CIP)
  • Product handling and preparation
  • Manufacturing
  • Refrigeration
  • Packaging systems

We provide a full suite of services, from consulting and project/program management, to design and build, programming, installation, startup and commissioning. 

Our Application Expertise:Cranberry Harvesting

Batch, Process, and Discrete Automation

  • PLC / PACs
  • HMI and SCADA Solutions
  • AC/DC Drive Systems
  • Motion Control
  • Machine Automation
  • Data Historians
  • Traceability / Genealogy
  • Line Performance (OEE) & Downtime Tracking
  • Clean-in-Place (CIP) Controls
  • High-Temp Short Time (HTST) Pasteurization Controls
  • Electrical Design (Including Panel Design)
  • IT / OT Solutions
  • Network Assessments, Mitigation & Remediation
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Solutions
  • Recipe Management
  • Dashboarding / KPIs
  • Total Quality Management (TQM) Systems

Material Handling and Building ManagementConveyor Automation - Brewery

  • Ingredient / Product Delivery
  • Packaging Systems
  • Automated Conveyor Systems
  • Palletizing Solutions
  • PackML Line Integration
  • Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Controls & Integration
  • System Integration
  • Process Cooling / Heating Systems (Water & Steam)
  • Chiller Controls
  • Industrial HVAC Systems
  • Clean Room HVAC Controls
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Solutions
  • Electrical Power Monitoring Systems (EPMS)


  • OSHA Compliance
  • Safety ConsultingIce Cream Plant - Process Control
  • Safety Audits and Risk Assessments
  • Safety Functional Requirement Specifications
  • Safety Component and Function Validation
  • Machine Guarding
  • Equipment Safety Design

Capital Projects

  • New Plant / Line Projects
  • Plant / Line Expansions
  • Plant / Line Upgrades
  • Complete Turnkey Solutions


Great detail and dedication to meeting schedules and budgets have earned Superior Controls the prestigious Ocean Spray Cranberries Capital Equipment Award as Supplier of the Year twice.

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