Handling food requirements
02 May 2017
Pinnacle Foods provides frozen and fresh meat and poultry using contemporary techniques while maintaining traditional values. UPM Conveyors designed a product handling system for the company's new factory in Alton.
UPM accepted responsibility for the complete turnkey project which involved the handling of meat and poultry from goods-in through to band saws (including inspection and sieving); dicers, flakers, mincers, undersize screening to an Octofrost freezer tunnel and finally a multihead weigher/bagger and packing/despatch with an output of 3t/h on a 24h, 7-day week operation.
All aspects of manufacture were carried out in house at UPM including fabrication programming and control build based on a central PLC touch screen to interface all belt conveyors to the multihead weigher. If a problem arises, product can be diverted accordingly.