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Automating Ready Meals

20 March 2017

Flexibility and cutting costs are often at the forefront of food manufactures minds when looking for new ways to fill and package their products. This was the challenge set for A.M.P Rose by a ready meal producer for the supermarkets. 

The current set up in the client’s factory is very labour intensive, requiring someone at every stage of the filling process, this high intensive labour naturally increases costs. The second challenge is the flexibility to cope with 7 different tray sizes, with single or double trays and filling with a variety of products.

A.M.P Rose are well equipped to deal with these challenges, supplying 2 x multihead weighers that are used to fill the tubs with the frozen or fresh product. The products going into the trays are different meat pieces, rice and pasta.

Due to the nature of the product the feeding hopper and mulithead weigher were PTFE coated to stop the product from sticking.
 
A.M.P Rose were able to integrate the client’s current machinery, 2 sauce depositors and a tray denester, into the line. They are linked up and can be controlled by the HMI screens that store many recipes for an easy change over. 

This system will only require one person to monitor the line that previously required a minimum of 6 people to fill the trays.


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