Completed pallet stack is wrapped in a stretch wrapper and labelled.
The project objective was to provide a palletising solution for the rapidly filling Roborough site, with a phased installation, without disrupting production. The solution needed to enable access to each line for operators and packaging materials whilst minimising transport distance of unwrapped pallet loads.
Cases of potato products from 8 production lines enter the system on roller conveyors
Product layer formation inside the high-level palletiser
The correct empty pallet is dispensed for the high-level Alvey palletiser to build each SKU at 4 layers per minute. Completed pallet stacks are then carefully wrapped, labelled and delivered to the on-site warehouse. The system was installed in a small area at the back of their empty pallet and packaging store, with all the sortation and buffering at high level on a mezzanine floor.
Palletiser product infeed
"After many months of careful consideration, looking at robots and layer solutions, we felt the Scott offering gave us what we needed."Maxine Stringer, Technical Manager of Burts Snacks Group:
"Once the final design was completed, the Burts Snacks’ on-site team worked closely and collaboratively with the Scott project and installation team. The successful end result was achieved with the complete buy-in from the Burts Snacks’ operational team with a significant uplift in output and reduced supermarket returns."
"And with the huge operational changes required this year, the decision to install Scott’s Alvey Multi-line was hugely beneficial!"
"From my perspective the food safe approach to installation facilitated a seamless install and the ease of maintenance from a hygiene perspective post install is excellent."
The cases are accumulated on double-deck buffer tables. As soon as enough product is ready to fill a complete pallet, the system transports it to the palletiser.