McCormick (UK) Ltd based in Haddenham Aylesbury is the global leader in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of spices, seasonings and flavors to the entire food industry and have selected UPM Conveyors Ltd to design install and commission a product handling system for all stages of satchet production at a total rate of 120/min from two filling machines through to final cartoning and palletising.
Full automation is achieved via a PLC touch screen control with HMI operator interface with all programming and control build supplied in house by UPM allowing ease of liaison with McCormick engineers for fine tuning the system.
Satchets from two bag fillers are fed via individual belt conveyors to a Merging Station incorporating sensors for detecting incoming satchets and to energise a pneumatically operated gate to eliminate any product overlap. Sachets are then fed separately at a variable rate to an Equaliser to distribute product evenly in the satchet and then on to metal detection with an automatic reject station prior to being fed via two further belt conveyors having variable speed control for correct alignment to the carton erector and finally to the palletiser.
Frank Hentschel of McCormick expressed satisfaction with UPM Conveyors particularly the on site engineers who performed the installation with very minimal disruption and provided an excellent service.
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