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.

Ocrim_Les-Moulins-AdvensLes Moulins Advens. Photo courtesy of Ocrim.The simultaneous palletizing and use of the stretch wrapper offer great savings in both costs and space, and also advantages in relation to maintenance. The considerable flexibility in the production process allows the lines to work at full capacity, as the customer requested.

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.