Automation in the food industry has evolved greatly over the years. Long gone are the days when a lack in climate, temperature, and clean processing conditions leading to dangerous outbreaks of severe foodborne illnesses or spoiled products was common. However, despite our advanced technology, knowledge of diseases, and ability to control distribution systems, there are still some instances when a lapse in quality along the food processing line has led to illness and even death in some communities. Because our food industry is vast, it’s critical that everyone working to farm, ship, process, package, and distribute products meets high standards for hygiene and safety. At Forpak, we support global food safety with innovative solutions to automating food packaging equipment for the bakery, meat, and pizza industries. Our production equipment provides automated systems for sorting, laning, transferring, stacking, conveying, and discrepant product rejection. We also work with clients to design and build custom solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into existing production systems.
Food Packaging Equipment
For any kind of food packaging equipment, safety and quality comes from increased automation systems that can be subject to frequent sanitation. The greater a machine can be automated, the lower the risk of human error, contamination, or worker injury. Automated systems also work faster, more precisely, and with lower long-term costs than manual production.
Forpak incorporates Rockwell Automation’s Allen Bradley control systems and NEMA 4X rated electrical enclosures into our equipment. These features improve quality and sanitation for all our customers.
Allen Bradley Controls:
Rockwell’s programmable logic controllers (PLC) and programmable automation controllers (PAC) offer micro- to large-scale precision-based processing. These controllers are programmed through industry leading software programs, including Studio 5000 and FactoryTalk View ME. With Allen Bradley controllers, our food packing systems can move products rapidly down the production line while analyzing damage or other issues at reject points. Customers can trust Forpak equipment to increase their production speeds and improve the quality of every step in the process.
NEMA 4X Rated Enclosures:
Controllers and other electronics installed in Forpak designs are all protected with NEMA 4X rated enclosures, which are built with corrosion resistant materials, including stainless steel and aluminum. They are sealed to protect electrical systems from dust, rain, splashing water, hose-directed spray, ice, and other foreign objects. This means they have full washdown capabilities for routine equipment sanitation. They also provide visual access to controls and screens with viewports when needed.
All our equipment utilizes Allen Bradley controls and NEMA 4X rated enclosures for maximum quality and efficiency in an automated production line. To learn more about the automation tools we incorporate into our food packaging equipment, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request more information online today or request a quote to get started with us today.