Case Studies & Field Reports

Robots speed delivery of fresh baked goods

July 1, 2011
Night time is the right time for automated DC technology.
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OEE keeps coffee process perking

July 1, 2011
Italian processor uses measurement and analysis to fine-tune production performance.
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Optimizing walnut moisture content is a win-win-win

June 1, 2011
(Clockwise, starting at top left): Walnuts arrive in trucks; walnuts are then placed in drying bins; Opto 22 SNAP PAC brains and I/O bring in sensor data and control drying
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Metal detector for discerning cheeses

April 1, 2011
Finding metal shards in cheese is one thing, but to do it in the presence of RFID tags is a real challenge. 
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PCs can stand the heat and stay in the kitchen

April 1, 2011
Plant dishes out food to airline passengers and environmental abuse to panel PCs. 
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ASRS minimizes energy usage, improves efficiency

March 1, 2011
Switching from manual cold storage warehousing to an automated storage and retrieval system improves inventory accuracy.
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Produce supplier gains efficiency with MES/weighing system

January 1, 2011
System provides traceability data to help meet government regs and measures operator performance.
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Machinery integration accelerates condiment production

January 1, 2011
Servo-driven case packer not only speeds packaging, it also improves quality and overall productivity.
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Metal detectors provide reliable sensitivity, zero downtime

January 1, 2011
Meat processor puts metal detectors to the test and finds one that works with a wide range of products.
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A chocolate a day keeps the doctor away

January 1, 2011
Making healthy chocolate requires a more sophisticated machine than the doctor first realized.
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