The Platinum Packaging Group Meets Challenges & Helps Resolve Employee Health Issueshttps://i1.wp.com/platinumpkggroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/PICT.jpg?fit=954%2C535&ssl=1954535Platinum Packaging GroupPlatinum Packaging Grouphttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b526a061a2a39fdb7f1ed97477b4ffb2?s=96&d=mm&r=g
The Platinum Packaging Group (PPG) was contacted 16 months ago by The Dennis Design Group out of Boston, Massachusetts with a complex challenge regarding packaging containers that they needed to resolve:
An Ohio-based produce packer needed to develop automated packaging for their containers to match rising demand for prepackaged fruits and veggies supplied to several Eastern and Mid-West based supermarkets.
PRODUCTS TO PACK
Over 30 varieties of fruits and vegetables, including, but not limited to:
Cut, sliced or diced onions
Red and Green Grapes
The automation needed to automatically weigh scale and portion control the filling of an assortment of cut and diced vegetables and fruit into plastic packaging containers at a speed of 30 packs per minute / Min of 1650 per hour or 13,200 per 8 hour shift. The company had a very labor-intensive process with little or no portion control. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome caused by repetitive motion is a current plague of the work force.
The task at hand was to introduce automation while saving money in labor costs so that the company could reallocate the current labor force to more varied positions within the organization. Their goal is to simultaneously address the current health issues while providing the same quality as manual packaging.
After months of consultancy and the placement of an eventual order 20 weeks ago, we sold the following equipment. Installation took place in late January.
The Solution PPG Provided:
1 x Bulk Infeed
2 (twin lane) x A C-10 Linear Scale System with Vibratory Indexing Infeed Conveyor