05.01.2023 - Food processing & retail, Innovation, Technology

Balticovo installs fully robotic packaging system

Balticovo, the largest producer of eggs and egg products in Northern Europe, is installing a robotic palletising system for finished products. The system, made by the local equipment manufacturer Peruza, will significantly increase the automation of the handling process and production capacity, as well as reduce product waste. Balticovo has invested almost one million euros in the modernisation and automation of the new production building.

The robotic and AI-powered palletising system consists of two robots, eight palletising lines for more than 145 product types, and a robot gripper concept designed for the specific production site. Balticovo sorts and packs more than one million eggs per day in the complex, while its cooking facility produces just over 300 tonnes of boiled and shelled eggs per month.

“Seeing our company’s production volumes increasing, it was clear that we needed to find a way to speed up our production processes by reducing the need for physical labour while increasing the skills of our employees. Thanks to partnering with the food machinery manufacturer Peruza, the plan has succeeded,” says Toms Auškāps, Member of the Board of Balticovo.

Peruza admits that installing a palletisation system for finished products in a plant with such a wide variety of products was a complex but exciting task. Matīss Lācis, Sales Engineer at Peruza, explains that the automatic palletising system is not only fully robotic, but also equipped with a statistical and monitoring system that improves the efficiency of electronic processes and production capacity, as well as reduces product waste. Thanks to relying on two robots, the system automatically ensures that the crate pusher is at a sufficient distance to move the crates off the main conveyor at the right time. The boxes then travel to one of nine exits, eight of which are automatic and one manual. Via a signal from a barcode reader, the system selects the correct exit.

“These machines can handle up to eight different products at the same time and up to 16 boxes per minute,” Lācis explains.

Source: Press release (labsoflatvia.com). Publicity photo.

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