Category Archives: Stacking

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January 28, 2019

Midwestern Ready-to-Eat Turkey Processor

The Challenge Sliced deli meats go straight from the package to the plate without any cooking, so manufacturers face significant food-safety and sanitation concerns. An Iowa-based integrated turkey processor went so far as to build a new facility based on pharmaceutical-industry cleanroom technology to avoid cross-contamination and other concerns. When it was time to purchase […]

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January 28, 2019

National Hamburger Chain

The Challenge A well-known hamburger chain struggled with the stacking of frozen patties. The patties traveled in a three-by-five matrix, but because of their hardness, they were easily knocked out of line, creating uneven or unstable stacks. The company often relied on manual stacking, but with 30,000 repetitive motions per line, healthcare costs related to […]

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January 28, 2019

Pennsylvania-Based Meat Packaging Company

The Challenge With foodservice and retail customers tightening costs by discontinuing in-store meat slicing, often processors must pick up that operation. In response, a Pennsylvania-based meat packing company took steps to expand its slicing and interleaving capabilities. The Solution The company purchased two high-volume slicers, which gave them the ability to deliver portion-control sizes. To […]

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January 28, 2019

Mid-West Pizza Chain Automates Production

The Challenge In addition to its 52 pizzerias located in Ohio and northern Kentucky, the client had a complementary business co-packing sheeted, frozen pizza crusts for commercial clients. Manually placing sheets of wax paper between crusts, though, was slow and labor-intensive. The Solution In order to automate the process and increase output, the company installed […]

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