Coors Brewing Shutdown

Event Year: 2004 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: United States
Industry Type: Food & Beverage

A current employee with access to the bottling control system, inadvertently changed a timer for a maintenance device on a filler.  Instead of squirting grease into the bearing every 20 minutes, it was set to once every 8 hours.  Consequently, the bearings froze.  The line that fills the bottles at 1,200 per minute stopped.


Operations were shut-down resulting in $100,000 loss.

Action Description: Rockwell Software helped Coors put security into their manufacturing system that was designed primarily for efficiency and reliability.