Project: Hoogvliet, The Netherlands

Running different sizes of MAP trays and patterns over one production line
Hoogvliet automation

The challenge

In pursuit of structurally lower operational costs, Hoogvliet decided to move the DC to a new location in Bleiswijk.

 

In order to increase delivery reliability and efficiency, Hoogvliet Slagerij has chosen to automate its production lines.

The challenge? Integrating flexible production lines, bearing in mind the desire to increase output per production line in the coming years.

Location The Netherlands, Bleiswijk
USP Compact footprint
Diversity in MAP trays and patterns

The solution

Lan Handling supplied 7 case packers for the automated loading of crates.

 

The different tray sizes and loading patterns of Hoogvliet were taken into account. A simple gripper change system is available for switching. The case packers are equipped with a label scanner and equipped with the latest design Fanuc robot arm.

Empty crates are supplied fully automatically from the top floor and the products come straight from the butcher’sdepartment. Lan’s handling systems function effortlessly in a production hall with an ambient temperature of only 3 degrees.

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Hoogvliet automation

Moving a complete DC and at the same time immediately switching to automation is a major challenge.

Hoogvliet ultimately opted for Lan Handling’s robot cells. According to Alex Goedemondt, process manager at Hoogvliet, there were various reasons for this: “The flexibility of the standard robot cell in combination with the compact footprint appealed to us. In addition, we can increase the production output in phases and soon be able to produce 24/7 effortlessly. running, so that we can partly compensate for the shortage of personnel with this automation.”

Hoogvliet about Lan
"Lan's standard robot cell has a capacity of more than 80 trays per minute and also has a very compact footprint"
Alex Goedemondt, process manager
Hoogvliet about Lan
"Lan's standard robot cell has a capacity of more than 80 trays per minute and also has a very compact footprint"
Alex Goedemondt, process manager
Hoogvliet automation

Moving a complete DC and at the same time immediately switching to automation is a major challenge.

Hoogvliet ultimately opted for Lan Handling’s robot cells. According to Alex Goedemondt, process manager at Hoogvliet, there were various reasons for this: “The flexibility of the standard robot cell in combination with the compact footprint appealed to us. In addition, we can increase the production output in phases and soon be able to produce 24/7 effortlessly. running, so that we can partly compensate for the shortage of personnel with this automation.”


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Mark de Boer

Mark de Boer

Sales Manager End-of-Line automation

Lan Handling

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