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Building In-Factory Systems for Foodstuff Plants

Building In-Factory Systems for Foodstuff Plants

System Requirements (Areas of Improvement)

  • 24-hour non-stop production.
  • Establish traceability (from raw materials and packaging materials to final goods).
  • Keep Clean.

Our Solution

Case bird's-eye view
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Solution Features

  • Automatic weighing of raw materials, automatic insertion and filling, and automation of packaging processes, all with reduced space requirements.
  • Realtime supply of raw materials monitored by a process computer.
  • Architecture, facilities design, and system construction that takes dust and HACCP (hazard analysis critical control point) into account.
  • Satisfies stringent food safety and health standards, and supports quality control.
  • Provides for temporary storage of raw materials, work in progress, and finished goods, as well as Auto Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) for automatic supply to the lines, and facilitate uniform flow of work to the next process.
  • Development of automatic guided vehicle that enable direct carrying to Filling/packing machines.
  • Achieves automatic supply to mixing lines.

Features of Installed Equipment

Pallet AS/RS
Pallet AS/RS
  • Load detection by wire and measures against insect damage.
  • Use of power and optical transmission cables prevents damage by dust and vermin.
  • Use of sensors for positioning of crane and carriage. (anti-dust measure).

Details

Conveyor Systems
Conveyor Systems
  • Stainless steel is used for anchors and other contact parts to prevent against rust damage.
  • Detection by limit switch. (Mechanical activation of limit switches prevents mis-operation caused by vermin)

Details

Automated Transportation & Sorting Vehicles (RTN-X)
Automated Transportation & Sorting Vehicles (RTN-X)
  • Use of power and optical transmission cables prevent short circuits caused by dust and vermin.
  • Limit switches are used for detection. Mechanical activation of limit switches prevents mis-operation caused by vermin.
  • Stainless steel guides prevent rust damage.

Details

Laser-guided Vehicle (LGV)
Laser-guided Vehicle (LGV)
  • Enables direct transfer of containers to equipment.
  • Adapts flexibly to changes in layout.
  • Compact design makes effective use of space.
  • Highly precise stopping accuracy (± 5 mm) enables precise loading onto vehicle.

Details

Automatic Weight check Systems
  • Automatic transportation of raw materials and empty containers based on the weight data.
  • Automatic weight checkers allows for unattended weight check.
  • Complete automation can be achieved by integrating the raw material AS/RS with the relay shelf.

Details

Automatic insertion into Systems
  • Completely automatic operation can be realized.
  • Raw materials and work in progress can be automatically inserted into the system based on the production plan data.
  • Insert operation can be unmanned by using a transfer unit.
  • Can be used together with relay Auto Storage and Retrieving System (AS/RS).

Details

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