Aliya's Foods Introduces Industrial Robotics with help from Cam | Industrial for Faster, More Efficient Packing & Packaging Line
Aliya’s Foods Limited, home of the Chef Bombay brand, is automating their Samosa production line with the help of cam|industrial, Remtech Systems and ABB Robotics.
Canada’s largest exporter of Indian food, Aliya’s Food Limited, is excited to introduce a tailored automated solution to increase outputs on their Chef Bombay Samosa packaging line. Having gone from a single machine that could manufacture 40,000 samosas a day back in 2000, Chef Bombay now has eleven machines producing over 400,000 samosas a day in their facility. Their next step in innovation is incorporating a fully automated packaging line, the system is designed for a production rate of 850 kg/hour.
Remtech Systems and cam|industrial are designing a tailored automated packaging system to replace the current packaging process which involves manually counting samosas and hand sealing bags. The fully automated system will be installed in Aliya’s new facility in Edmonton in June 2021.
The new system is utilizing Aliya’s existing conveyors and introducing industrial robotics from ABB to further increase productivity. Remtech Systems has provided engineering and design services, with the installation, commissioning, and planned maintenance provided by cam|industrial.
- Samosas come out of a freezer on a conveyor
- Samosas travel down and are picked up three at a time by four ABB FlexPicker Robots and placed on the infeed of a bagging machine in the correct count for their primary packaging. There are 4 FlexPickers in total simultaneously picking and placing groups of 12-15 Samosas at a time.
- The counted samosas then travel down a conveyor and enter a bagging machine where the individual samosas are put into their primary packaging.
- The bagged samosas then travel further down and enter the secondary packaging machine where the bags are then placed into their cartons.
- The fully sealed cartons are then picked up, twelve, eight or six at a time by an ABB Case Packing Robot and placed into their cases.
- The open cases travel down a conveyor through a case sealer.
- The sealed boxes then get picked and placed by an ABB Robot Palletizer onto pallets for storage or shipping.
- The open tertiary packaging travels down conveyor #2 through a case sealer
- The sealed boxes then get picked and placed by an ABB palletizer, up to four at a time into their final packaging and onto pallets for storage or shipping.
Having made several automation advancements in their facility over the last 20 years, Aliya Foods has a long history of growth and innovation, making them a competitive leader in Alberta’s Food and Beverage Industry.
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