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Simtom

CPS spice up the factory of Simtom Foods

Leading producer of Indian cooking sauces Simtom Foods have been developing their range for over 34 years. The popularity of these great tasting sauces meant that their Leicestershire factory had a necessity to introduce a palletising system at the end of their production line.

Factory floor space was very limited as to the size of the palletiser which they would be able to introduce. However the CPS design team were able to modify our Compact model and build a machine which could comfortably fit onto their shop floor. Not only did the machine provided by CPS utilize the space offered completely, but it also was able to offer a layer card applicator.

The complication surrounding this project was that the jars of sauce in trays which they needed to palletise were not shrink wrapped, instead they were loose in the tray. This meant that CPS had to design a special purpose gripper which uses a vacuum on the tops of the jars along with a mechanical paddle which nips the sides of the tray in order to transport securely onto the pallet.

This application goes to show the complexity that CPS are able to offer at a considerably lower price than any other machine available on the market.

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