Well equipped for the future
FlexLink delivered an automated conveyor system that met the customer’s needs of high flexibility, accessibility, and excellent hygiene.
The customer wanted to merge two production units into one to gain significant synergy effects. The products, pancakes, and crepes were unpackaged and fragile. Because of the delicate products, they could not move them from the conveyors after they had begun their journey through the factory. It was of high importance that the handling of the products went smooth and friction-free; careful tests were made at FlexLink’s premises of the transition process from one conveyor to another. Naturally, hygiene was a top priority for this project.
Need for a reliable supplier
The requirement for the equipment was to handle a high flow of products and have increased accessibility. Due to the specific circumstances of merging two production units into one, they needed a supplier to manufacture customized solutions. Another critical factor was that the supplier had to manage the tight schedule to move the factory and install the new equipment.
FlexLink solved the lack of space using the entire volume in the factory by installing conveyors from floor to ceiling. The easy-to-clean conveyors also fulfilled the customer’s need for excellent hygiene.
Detailed planning and close communication
One challenge with this project was to make room for all the machines and conveyors in a limited space, and still deliver the required flexibility by connecting the fillers and packers according to the customer’s needs. Another challenge was the short time frame. There were six weeks to finish the whole installation, and the production stood still for ten days. Due to close communication and detailed planning, FlexLink managed to fulfill the customer’s expectations.
Doubled their volume
This investment has led to a factory that today produces double the volume without compromising on capacity, hygiene or flexibility. The factory has a high accessibility through robust and safe transport solutions, and the staff can vary products and packaging types in the same system using minimal conversion. Last, but definitely not least, the cleaning process has become both effective and safe, giving an even and satisfying result. With this investment, the future for the customer looks brighter than ever!