PROCESS STEPS IN THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

When it comes to taste and enjoyment, the customer allows no errors. The requirements for hygiene, precision and quality, even in the case of large production quantities, are extremely high and can only be met with the highest standards of automation.

ESA ensures that all production processes in the food industry can be controlled efficiently in conjunction with the logistics processes, run reliably and remain traceable, from acceptance of the raw materials through to delivery of the finished food products.

Highlights:

  • User-guided filling of day silos via mobile scanners
  • Reduced manual weighing through automatic conversion of containers into production containers 
  • Management of automated storage systems
  • Transfer orders for controlling driverless transport systems (FTS)
  • Reduction in the amount of cleaning required thanks to order optimisation by contamination matrix
  • Material replenishment based on replenishment strategy
  • Depiction of the entire production process
  • Fully automated, simultaneous metering of multiple orders

CONTACT

Werner Schneider

+43 676 88 75 15 27

w.schneider@esa.at

PROCESS STEPS IN THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

INBOUND DELIVERY: ESAtrade

Acceptance of your delivered raw materials takes place reliably and efficiently. Whether it be loose or bagged goods, with or without sampling - no matter how complex the delivery of your goods may be - ESAtrade meets your requirements.

Traceability thanks to unique transaction numbers, data exchange with the ERP system for purchase orders/deliveries and stocks, weight checking, connection to weighbridges, sampling with data acquisition, label printing for reference samples, fully automatic batch code generation, delivery documents, hazardous goods certificates - An excerpt from the list of inbound delivery tasks - We take care of everything!

  • Fully automatic batch code generation
  • Transaction-guided or manual first/second weighing
  • Article inspection before the acceptance process
  • Truck image storage from WebCAM during weighing

STOCK TRANSFER: ESAtrans

Flexible silo provisioning and efficient stock transfer options are a basic prerequisite for the smooth transfer of goods to the production processes. The ESAtrans - stock transfer module is a professional system for placing goods in storage and transferring them. First-in/first-out principle, activation of production preparation processes, such as cleaning, automated stock transfer processes triggered by time or event (e.g. by temperature), minimum stock warnings, requirement messages from production. Quality and process-oriented procedures - tailored precisely to your needs.

  • First-in/first-out principle
  • Point of origin and destination checking
  • Carrying of the batch code
  • Quality assurance

AUTOMATIC METERING: ESAweight runtime

ESAweight runtime provides for fully automatic metering of solid and liquid substances in conjunction with the PLC. The required amounts of raw materials or semi-finished products to be delivered are calculated from the recipes and orders, then metered. Lines can be configured flexibly and changed over conveniently. The central system visualisation allows the front end to be started and hence current lines to be monitored and controlled.

  • Automatic overrun optimisation
  • Self-optimising metering curve function
  • Fully automatic metering with visualisation
  • Contamination and material availability check

MANUAL METERING: ESAcom

Efficient and precise metering by hand with ESAcom. The components are taken either from bags/containers or from automatically delivered crates and weighed manually. Bar code-assisted product identification and "pick to light" systems provide traceable reliability.

  • Article identification using bar code scanner EAN 128
  • Automatic batch code transfer on article scanning
  • Container management with label printing
  • Order-related or chaotic pre-production

MIXING TECHNOLOGY: ESAmix

ESAmix controls the mixing process according to the production recipe, takes care of fluid additives and requests the addition of components. Mixer data, such as speed or processing temperature, is displayed using trends and recorded for traceability.

  • Mixer weight checking
  • Batch-specific trend recording of temperatures, mixing times and speeds
  • Connection of metal separators and detectors
  • Traceability as per EU regulation no. 178/2002

BAGGING MODULE: ESApack

For filling and bagging, ESApack and ESAbigbag can meet all your needs. Specification and securing of packaging, labelling, bag-bottom inscription, declaration, weight checking - everything that you need for this purpose. The flexible design of interfaces provides a wide variety of options - from the mere displaying of bagging data through to full integration of downstream systems.

  • Automatic transfer of bagging orders
  • Complete integration of check weighers
  • Automatic or manual data transfer
  • Full traceability as per EU regulation no. 178/2002

WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT: ESAlogistics

The warehouse management module enables perfect control of your materials and merchandise management for loose and bagged goods. ESAlogistics supports the management of your goods from goods acceptance to stock transfer, processing, storage and picking through to loading. Particular attention is paid here to simple user guidance and manageability.

  • User-guided goods receipt and goods issue
  • User guidance via handheld or stacker terminals
  • Inventory management at batch level
  • Pallet management with incoming/outgoing ledger for suppliers, forwarding agents or hauliers

OUTBOUND DELIVERY: ESAtrade

ESAtrade supports you in all the processes for delivering your finished products. In ESAtrade, customer orders are accepted, picking and loading are controlled by user guidance, and finally the dispatch notes are generated.

Traceability thanks to unique transaction numbers, data exchange with the ERP system for deliveries, weight checking, connection to weighbridges, delivery documents, hazardous goods certificates - An excerpt from the list of outbound delivery tasks - We take care of everything!

  • Logical weight checking for bagged goods
  • Weighing slip printing - multi-client capability (various logos)
  • Weighing scale drivers available for all conventional weighing terminals
  • Data archiving of all weight measurements with calibration memory number

SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS IN THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

Case Studies

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