- Brand new control panel and software
- Efficient transportation through picking and packing process
- Manual handling reduced to minimum and increased efficiency
- Siemens S7 Plc incorporated into the control system to improve efficiency
- Up to 1200 packages/hr
A number of conveyors were installed at specific points throughout the picking and packing process. The conveyor takes the boxes from the carton making machine and transports them to the picking area. At the picking area, ‘pickers’ take the required number of cartons from the conveyor, place them onto pick trolleys and then follow the pick path to manually pick the items and place them in boxes. Once finished they put a pick list in the box and place the complete box onto a low level conveyor.
The low level conveyor transports the boxes to the packing area. At this point, packers print labels and do a final quality check. If they are satisfied, the packed box is put onto another conveyor which takes them to the carton sealer and strapper. The pack area is a unique design which incorporates a Zero pressure accumulation system with sensors enabling completed cartons to be fast tracked through to the main carton takeaway conveyor which takes them to an area where they are loaded onto pallets for distribution.