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Objective

The system developed by Orbita allows to control the traceability and calculation of a shrinkage of hams piece by piece throughout the process, from entry to final classification and shipping.

Challenges

All the information collected by the management system at the different stations of the installation is available online, so that the data can be integrated with any ERP or other systems in a higher software layer.

The classification software is responsible for identifying the parts using flexible RFID tags, which are associated with the corresponding weights of the different process stations (input, pre-classification and classification).

Solution

 The solution consists of a central system that stores the information and multiple stations throughout the different phases of the drying process, which collect data and integrate it with the production lines.

Examples of basic and representative stations of the system, the entry and classification stations, are shown below as well as the web application for global management.

Summary

–  Use of robust industrial systems.

–  Use of industrial RFID technology.

–  Installation adapted to the hygiene standards of the food industry.

–  Use of information systems along with industry control technology.

Result

– Ham by ham traceability and shrinkage calculation.

– ERP integration.

– Integration of the system stations with the production line.

– User-friendly web application interface, intuitive, with easy interaction with the user that covers all functions to manage the system elements.

– Turnkey Project:

– Comprehensive engineering: mechanical systems (transport bands), instrumentation (scales), electrical and control systems and computer systems.

– Complete solution: supplies, manufacturing, assemblies, software developments, configurations, tests, start-ups and validations of the included systems.

– A unique multi-plant system, with enough capacity to store large volumes of information, designed to optimise communications and properly organise databases.