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The packing of herbs is done manually today. By automating, the greenhouse wants to achieve a better working environment and higher productivity.
Rosborg Krydderurter A/S has been looking for a packaging and palletizing solution that was both rational and flexible, but also efficient. We wanted to simplify our workflows and reduce our shipment time in the parcel, so we could centralize our packaging and palletizing features.Carsten Gregersen, Sales Manager - Rosborg Krydderurter A/S
Egatec's ability to integrate our needs into their automation and adapt the solution to fulfill this, was for us the right approach to the project.
We are pleased with the solution we have received and the plant produces the output that meets our expectations.
The new solution consists of 2 lines, each with an EGAcase erector that erects the cases in different sizes and closes the bottom with hotmelt. Before reaching the packaging area, a label is placed on the box.
Herbs come from the growth area on a conveyor belt that is parallel to the erected cases. From here the operator fills the boxes with herbs, which are then sent to top sealing. The two packing lines are provided with EGAsealer, where the filled boxes are top sealed with hotmelt before moving on to the palletising robot EGApicker. The palletization is fully automatic, as the robot itself picks pallets from magazine and places on pallet locations as well as interlaces if chosen by the operator.
The EGApicker is fitted with a suction plate that can handle multiple boxes at a time. For example, it takes 8 boxes at a time from one line and 4 boxes from the other.
The finished pallets are transported out of the cell on chain conveyors.
About Rosborg Krydderurter A/S
Rosborg Krydderurter A/S is one of Denmark's largest producers of herbs. The greenhouse, that is located in Bellinge producec, sells, packs and administrates about 22 mio. herbs per year.