The production plant of HB-Betoniteollisuus in Jyväskylä delivers every day dozens of truck loads of ready mixed concrete to work sites in Central Finland. In order that production runs well, information systems must also perform reliably. In fact, the entire process from production to invoicing is controlled by information systems: the mixing ratio of raw materials, quantities produced, production times, etc.
A great number of various devices are connected to the process: a server, workstations, weighing equipment, moisture sensors, concrete mixer operation control, flow meters and different printers. If one of these devices fails, it can lead to a production break and, in the worst case, to remarkable financial losses. The aim was to minimise this risk.