Utilizing the VCS110 Series color sensor, the sensor can differentiate up to ten seperate colors. The colors are programmed into the unit with a push-button keyboard on the sensor. The light source of the sensor is a durable, high-intensity white light. The light is emitted from a fiber optic cable attached to the sensor and is reflected by the pallet color back to the fiber optic head. This reflected light is sent to a three-channel receiver, whereby the colors of red, green, and blue light are evaluated, converted into digital signals as intensity values, and processed in the sensor's microprocessor. These signals represent the color of the pallet, and direct the appropriate colored pallet to the same associated color pallet stacker.
Trenton Cold Storage Inc, an innovator in 3rd party logistics and frozen and chilled foods Distribution Center designed to operate at -20 Celsius on a 7/24 basis.
Heavy emphasis was put on building a facility that would reduce hydro energy consumption and maintain temperature consistency while reducing condensation inside the dock area, on customer product and lift trucks, caused by large freezer doors opening and closing constantly.
Food and Beverage
A major manufacturer of plumbing fixtures used wheel carts to move greenware product throughout their production areas prior to final firing and shipping. The manual handling involved on moving and placing the unfired porcelain pieces resulted in a high level of product damage. Repetitive strain injuries caused by the constant bending and stretching involved in the operation were unacceptable. The process was also slow.
Norpak was responsible for the overall system integration including the supply of conveyor equipment manufactured in their Port Hope, Ontario plant. The company worked closely with chosen sub contractors, Sandvik Sorting Systems and Brock Solutions, for the implementation of this high speed system. The heart of the sortation system is a model SBIR-MD2D high speed cross belt sorter, over 1,100 feet in length, manufactured by Sandvik Sorting Systems, Italy and supported by the industry leading “Smart Sort” controls systems designed and supplied by Brock Solutions.