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EQUIPMENT
Right: Automated
retort loading requires
less labor and provides
a safe working environment,
consistent production
speed, and the
right basket into the
right retort for ensured
sterilization.
Left: Control system
updates and regular
maintenance during
planned service calls
keep systems running
efficiently and ensure
the long life of inherently
durable retort
systems.
Allpax
talking with are only able to fulfill 40% to 60% of orders.
In other cases, some wet pet food manufacturers that
use co-packers are struggling with things like the quality
of the product and the amount of demand. "
Packaging partners are stepping in to help address
these emerging and important supply chain and operational
problems.
" The recent pandemic but also, for example, Brexit, have
shown that availability of labor and the ability to adapt
quickly to changes in demand are some of the concerns of
our customers that we need to address as well, " Jansen said.
Can-do attitudes and solutions
If this is a climate marked by a trifecta of strong product
demand, product line diversification and market-related
challenges, packaging companies are offering new materials,
equipment and process suggestions to help pet
food companies adapt and excel when they can.
Jansen emphasized the importance of a versatile packaging
system that can accommodate some of the recent
trends and shifts.
" Where most fully automated applications in the past
were specifically aimed for mono-type products, nowadays
this is no longer the case, " she explained. " One of
the keys is being able to deliver an adaptable machine
which at the same time is reliable and predictable. That
is why our handling systems for both pouches and cans
can be equipped in such a way that several product types
can run over a line. "
As part of the trend toward product innovation and
diversification, Jansen cited the growing use of variety
packs and the need to incorporate more canned or
pouched products in a pack.
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tion flow and logistics process, " Jansen said.
In response, Lan Handling has developed a variety
pack unloader to ensure that a processor can use a balanced
and continuous infeed of the packaging machines.
Arthur echoed the sentiment that recent solutions
and improvements have focused on versatility.
" More than anything, what we've tried to do is to help
them adapt to changing container platforms and give
them more flexibility to handle a wider range of products
and customizing our equipment offering, especially
on the automation side or the material handling side, to
adapt to their business needs, " Arthur said.
He pointed out that automation in can and pouch systems
helps address some of the challenges related to labor.
" A lot of our operations are around automation now,
whether it's a new fully automated retort system or helping
manufacturers upgrade their existing retort system
that may not be fully automated, " Arthur said. " And it's
not just automating equipment in the retort room - it's
upstream and downstream on the packaging system. "
Rychlewski said he foresees more automation, including
the use of robotics, as the labor crunch continues
and as processors recognize the cost-benefit equation.
" It's coming. We were talking to a company the other
day about a (robotic) system, how they can get it installed,
programmed, and ready to go at $60,000 per
unit, " Rychlewski shared. " When you start comparing
that to the labor force, it starts to look attractive. "
He highlighted another labor- and resource-saving
solution to consider.
" Some of the real advancements are in changeover
capabilities and timelines, " Rychleski said. " On a recent
project, for example, some of the new seamer and
filler providers standardized their parts and modulized
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