Case Study: Simplifying Transfer and Changeover for a Foam Tray Manufacturer
A major manufacturer of foam trays for meat products needed a new system that could receive multiple lanes of trays from an upstream system and present them to the downstream system that attached absorbent pads. The existing process produced up to 600 trays per minute but required up to three operators, who also had to perform quality control. Staffing issues had become an ongoing concern.
CRG Automation designed a multi-lane transfer system that balanced the flow. The new system stacked trays and then presented them to the downstream systems on each side. CRG Automation’s engineers balanced the lane flow to accommodate the variations in tray thickness across the lanes. This new system requires only one operator and handles trays of multiple sizes with only a simple changeover