CREMONA, ITALY — Ocrim recently completed two handling systems through its Ocrim-FBC department.
The projects included a second palletizing line at Harinero Sula in Honduras and a palletizing line for Les Moulins Advens in Strasbourg, France.
The Harinero Sula project required a precise, tailor-made solution to meet the complexity of the customer’s requirements. The second line features two robots working side by side to receive 50 and 100-pound bulk bags from a single overhead conveyor. The various bags are then channeled to the dedicated line, according to the weight read by a checkweigher.
For Les Moulins Advens in Strasbourg, Ocrim designed a palletizing line for the production of 10 and 25 kg bags of flour. The line consists of a robot that takes the bags containing fine powder (flour) and places them inside a machine with a palletizing compactor trolley, which presses them and arranges them on the pallet. The robot-stacker combination was specially designed and built to increase the rate of production and the overall quality of the full pallet. In addition, a special metal detector was stationed on the input line to check for the presence of any metal parts inside the bag, plus a checkweigher to ascertain whether the bag complied with the weight limits set by the customer, with the automatic rejection of any non-compliant bags.
The Ocrim-FBC department has carried out and is currently engaged in many different projects, with designs that are tailor-made to customer needs.
The increase in demand for Ocrim-FBC end-of-line systems have prompted the company's marketing/communication department to create a special brochure for this type of system.
Ocrim-FBC is seen as the important final link in an industrial supply chain that was already well integrated, with every process carried out in-house, ensuring that Ocrim’s products are fully traceable, checked and certified.