Ice Cream Position Assist is a digital monitoring application that makes it easier to avoid that products go to waste. Laser sensors are used to measure the position of products and sticks, and operators are alerted if there are any issues.
Ice cream products in the wrong position on trays – that equals problems further down the process. And if errors aren’t discovered until products reach the Pick & Place station, the products that are already in the hardening tunnel also go to waste. With Ice Cream Position Assist, issues are detected early. The operator gets an alert and can make corrections – before a lot of products enter the hardening tunnel.
Product quality is also about appearance – and with a misplaced stick, the first impression of an ice cream product is not the best. Potential problems include sticks being inserted at the wrong height, and sticks “sinking” in soft ice cream.
Ice Cream Position Assist is a solution that makes life easier for operators. Production startup becomes easier, with optimised process steps that reduce the need for re-adjustments. And position errors that can be difficult to spot with the naked eye are covered by the automatic position control.
What are the benefits, and what is it that Ice Cream Position Assist actually measures? Check out this infographic to find out.