Combining the ManDos manual weighing system with a zoatec® BG vacuum processing plant creates a perfect symbiosis. The zoamatic controller integrated in the BG is responsible for the execution of the process, including automated dosing, while the ManDos takes charge of reliable preparation of the small quantities to be added.
Manual weighing is carried out at the ManDos station by the user for each individual batch. The operator is guided through the recipe on a touchscreen PC. Batches of raw materials can optionally be detected by barcode readers, and the prepared manually weighed containers can optionally be labelled, with barcode monitoring at the point of addition to the processing plant. The system as a whole can also be connected to an ERP system, such as SAP, so that order and stock data are available and transparent throughout the organisation. This safeguards the automatic flow of data, avoiding unnecessary and error-prone manual entries and ensuring high data integrity. Continuous traceability is included. The combination of zoatec® BG vacuum processing plant and ManDos manual weighing system is thus the ideal partner for the food industry.
Digital added value via Kastor DataCockpit
The main purpose of the Kastor DataCockpit is to extract insights from the existing data collected by modern production plants. The main objective here is to improve productivity and avoid errors, thereby making it possible to reduce the use of resources in production.
If the data analysis leads to more stable, faster production, this creates the following benefits to the customer:
- Manufacturing costs are kept as low as possible.
- A fixed standard of quality is ensured throughout.
- It allows active and proactive controlling of production.
- Consumption of energy and raw materials can be reduced.
In the light of increasing costs for energy and raw materials, the efficient use of resources simultaneously provides a competitive advantage for your company. And ultimately, the environment also benefits from saving resources – just think “sustainability”. Use the Kastor DataCockpit to identify and exploit your potential savings. Decentralised intelligence – the control concept of the future Modular control concept: as a Modularisation, and the adaptability of production structures that it is designed to enable, represent significant challenges for the automation system of a plant. If the range of functions of a production plant changes, for example by adding, removing or exchanging modules, it must be possible to rapidly adjust the automation system of the plant to the new physical and functional structure. In other words, “plug and produce” would be the ideal scenario.
The aim is to use a standardised interface to write modules that are largely functionally independent, such that manual interventions during or after a process of converting the production plant are kept to a minimum. DIMA is thus the answer to the increasingly more turbulent, short-lived markets that are moreover characterised by the end user’s desire for individualisation. The goal is to dramatically reduce the timeframe between product concept and market launch. In addition to shorter project durations, the modular concept also delivers significant gains in terms of flexibility – and this in turn delivers the necessary competitive advantage for your future.
AZO, the expert for automatic handling of raw materials in bulk, powdered, granular and liquid form, is exhibiting at Anuga FoodTec 2018 in Cologne.
In Hall 10.1 at stand B028 C029 we will be demonstrating solutions for automatic handling of large and medium components and the integration of small components and ingredients in the automated process. Intelligent process-IT and a vacuum-process plant for the manufacturing of sauces, mayonnaise and ketchup complete the portfolio of the AZO Group.Click here for more information about AZO