Doubling Production Speed For a Frozen Foods Company
A major frozen foods company needed to increase the output of its frozen pizza production and reduce labor needs. The company’s existing line used 10 manual hand-load cartoners that required two operators each and produced only 75 pizzas per minute. Replacing these with completely new cartoners would have exceeded the company’s budget nor would new continuous motion cartoners fit into the available space.
CRG Automation converted the existing cartoners to become fully automatic, working within the existing space to nearly double speed to 130 pizzas per minute. The solution also reduced the number of operators needed by more than half, allowing the company to redeploy its workers to higher-value projects. CRG Automation’s solution offered upgraded controls and new stainless components, which improved productivity by simplifying washdown and sanitation practices.