Transport from crate washer to production
Van Leeuwen Techniek
At a client in the chicken processing industry, we have renewed the crate transport between the crate washer and the production area. A project that we tackled in three phases. Customized conveyor belts in an existing housing via the roof, installation of an advanced crate drop station and the automation of crate transport in the laundry.
Phase 1: Customized crate transport via the roof
The first part of this project is the adjustment of the transport between the crate washer and the production area, which are located in different buildings. The transport went over the roof and the customer wanted to keep this route and the stainless steel housing for the transport. To this end, we started designing and building custom-made conveyor belts. The result is very compact conveyor belts with two parts of ascending and two parts of horizontal crate transport.
Phase 2: Crate drop station
The next phase in this crate transport is the replacement of the sliding spiral, which connected to the crate transport via the roof. The customer had complaints about the functioning of the existing slide spiral, which also took up a lot of space. The placement of our crate drop station saves a lot of space, with a system that works very well. From now on, crates are supplied in a controlled manner and sensors detect how many crates are present in the drop station and ensure that crates are delivered at the right times.
Phase 3: Transport of crates inside the crate washer
The last phase is the replacement of the crate conveyor belt within the crate washer. This is a fairly major adjustment: Stacking and crate transport were still mostly done manually here. The process of stacking, transporting and unstacking is now fully automated, no manpower is involved anymore. The crate washer is also easier to clean and faster thanks to this new method!
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