The client’s goal was to increase the capacity and scale of their production through automation to drive productivity improvements. Automation & Control worked closely with the client to design a custom automated solution that would be able to deliver on these productivity goals, within budget.
- Infeed Inclined Cleated Conveyor
- Anritsu Checkweighers
- PLC & HMI Touchscreen Interface
- Ishida Multi Head weigher
Project by Numbers
- 80-90: Punnets through the mushroom packing system per minute.
- 30l p/m: Speed of machine’s main conveying line per minute.
- 48: Punnets weighed by multihead weigher per minute.
- >98%: Accuracy of the mushroom packing machines rejection system.
Automation & Control successfully installed the unit as per the clients’ specifications and has continued to provide on-going maintenance and operation support.
Mushroom Packing System
The supply and install of the mushroom packaging system is estimated to save the customer a significant $250-500k annually in direct labour costs, in the 12-month period following installation.
The installation of the product has improved the overall efficiency of the mushroom picking process, waste and quality control.