Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 10 2016 - Page 24

Warehouse Automating 66 MACHINERY UPDATE JULY/AUGUST 2016 www.machineryupdate.co.uk Machinery Update reports on how an Italian and British partnership will bring benefits to a majorAutomation, UK food manufacturer’s centralised warehouse Feature: robotics and vision Pictured here is a previous installation involving robotics technology supplied by PHS UK which has provided operator-free operation at the end of the line Italian manufacturer Trascar and its robotic palletising system which is established by Trascar and PHS, a Pictured here is a previous installation involving robotics technology supplied by PHS UK which has provided operator-free operation at the end of the line UK agent Phoenix Handling Solutions connected to a series of conveyors company used to designing complete Warehouse automating (PHS) has secured a multi-million euro order from a British food company and flow diverters. solutions for the UK market. "We have already gained many blue chip for an automated case handling and CENTRALISED PALLETISING AREA palletising system that puts robotics The line will handle packs from explains sales director at PHS Andrew at its heart. production to the new area assigned Lawless. references over a long period of time," for on automated palletising.and 0845 265 7570 partnership will Machinery Update reports howcentralised an Italian British This British producer of an historic When complete, the pallets will be bring to a major UK food manufacturer’s centralised warehouse brand benefits has selected Modena-based automatically stretchwrapped via I Trascar as a technology partner for talian manufacturer Trascar and theUK installation of its first automated its agent Phoenix Handling Solutions (PHS) has secured palletising system at its plant.a The multi-million euro order from multi-million euro order will be a British food company for an installed by handling the end ofand the palletising year. automated case system that puts robotics at its heart. This British of an historic This new producer order consolidates thebrand has selected Modena-based Trascar as a presence of both Trascar inof technology partner forPHS theand installation its first system at its theautomated UK, where palletising in little more than two plant. The multi-million euro order will years of doing business together, be installed by the end of the year. they have already acquiredthe several This new order consolidates presence of both PHS and Trascar orders for complex systems ofin ever the UK, where in little more than two increasing value. The new order will years of doing business together, they involve the planning, have already acquired several orders for the design, the assembly and testing of an articulated 24 FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk Tosa 125 systems series high speed ring complex of ever increasing value. which will be fully automatic without any operator intervention necessary. The new order will involve planning, wrapping machines, labelledthe and then The system is currently at the planning the design, the assembly and testing of transferred intorobotic a new palletising warehouse.system phase, but will manage simultaneously an articulated up to eight pallet building positions, which is connected to a series Automatic shuttles will completely for a wide variety of case dimensions of conveyors and flow diverters. automate the pallet handling and stacking patterns at a high output. This important order was obtained CENTRALISED PALLETISING AREA aspect, which will be fully automatic thanks to the business partnership The line will handle packs from without anyto operator established by Trascar and PHS, a production the newintervention area assigned company used to designing complete for automated centralised palletising. necessary. Phoenix Handling Solutions solutions for the UK market. When complete, the pallets will be The system is currently at the via “We have already automatically stretchwrapped We continue to grow evengained during many tough blue chip references over a long period of Tosa 125 series high speed ring wrapping planning phase, but will manage economical times as we are fortunate time,” explains sales director at PHS machines, labelled and then transferred simultaneously up to eight pallet enoughLawless. t