Food: End of Line Packaging
Banner products solve problems at the end of the line. Banner sensors featuring on/off delay timers monitor and regulate the flow of packed cases into the assembly and palletizing areas. Banner safety light curtains guard pallet in-feed and assembled pallet retrieval areas, and protect all access points to the palletizer. E-Stop buttons are deployed throughout the palletizing area and rope-pull switches along the conveyors enable staff to shut-down equipment in an emergency. Safety controllers simplify and centralize the management of all deployed safety devices.
End-of-Line Packaging Food Applications
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The dough for one of the company’s many popular breakfast cereals must fall within specific height parameters to ensure that it will have the perfect flake. Dough that is too thick will emerge from baking stiff and heavy. Dough that is too thin will crumble easily. This impacts the quality, taste and texture of the final product as well as product weight and packaging. Any product that does not meet the rigorous quality standards of the company will not be shipped or sold on the consumer market.
The EPA has placed restrictions on the use of many fumigants citing a correlation between their use and ozone depletion. As an alternative, a large-scale flour mill performs three to four thermal remediations per year to eradicate flour beetles. The temperature inside the mill is brought up to 122° F (50° C). This is done gradually to minimize equipment and building strain caused by heat expansion.