End-of-line systems are synonymous with consistent quality and weight for your packaging products, but how do you decide whether to implement a stand-alone or integrated end-of-line solution? Understanding your options, the benefits, and the overall contribution to your production goals will help you assess how flexible automation systems can expedite your end-of-line processes.
The clock starts ticking as soon as a produce item is harvested; and for the profitability of that item, there is little room for supply chain inefficiency. Thankfully, our industry is seeing significant advancements in automation that are contributing to improved operational efficiencies, pack-line productivity and overall cost savings which is a key ingredient in each grower/shipper's competitiveness.
A Conversation with Jim Savigny, General Manager at Fox Solutions
The 2020 Potato Expo will be hosted in Las Vegas January 13-14 and the Fox Packaging and Fox Solution's teams are gearing up to showcase our line of premier flexible packaging and packing automation solutions.
We sat down with Fox Solutions' Jim Savigny, who has been with us for 5 years and is a 30-year veteran of the equipment solutions industry, to learn more about Newtec's Celox-P-UHD, an optical sorting machine manufactured specifically for potato automation.
Not all citrus is created equally - especially when it comes to the equipment that most gently and efficiently handles it day in and day out on your packing lines. Today we're talking about weigher and bagger pairings optimally designed for small citrus fruit as well as pairings best suited for larger citrus fruit.
Anyone who’s worked in machinery engineering recognizes that installing a modern, automated packaging line is essentially an exercise in the effective management of quite literally thousands of details. One misplaced assumption can delay or capsize a project - an overwhelming development for even the most seasoned professionals!