Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 17 2018 - Page 41

The line processes an impressive system provides an optimum 58 items from 25 product groups, overview, tracking and regulating each highlighting the need for quick product production process in real time. The changeovers, which are required new Ishida has also been integrated several times a day. Christoph Caprez into a line control system, so that its describes the operation of the system production data can be recorded and as “self-explanatory and completely retrieved in Frostag’s control centre logical. After in-house training, as required. The company is pleased our employees have immediately with the results. Christoph Caprez internalised how to operate the says confidently: “Our internal target weigher. Product changeovers can be of ensuring that investments pay off carried out at the touch of a button within five years will be achieved.” and the multihead weigher requires practically no maintenance.” Ishida Swiss agent Itech AG, based Frostag has also praised the ease with design and install the equipment. which the equipment can be cleaned. Regarding the reasons for this The weigher, which is designed to decision, Christoph Caprez explains: protect against the ingress of water “The Ishida brand stands for quality and cleaning agents, can be fully and we were shown very convincing foam-washed. The contact parts reference systems at other production are removed and cleaned using a plants. Itech was also able to offer purpose-built wash wall on the gantry a complete solution including infeed next to the weigher, which saves time. and gantry.” The installation was Absolute process accuracy is paramount at Frostag’s state-of- in Rotkreuz, was commissioned to completed in three weeks. www.frostag.com the-art plant. An overall control FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk 41