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Increased Production with a Quick Payback Achieved with Intralox SolutionsBackground
Groupe Doux is the largest chicken and added value producer in Europe. Their products are sold in 130 countries spanning 5 continents.
In response to rising market demand, Doux had set a goal of increasing production but had identified bottlenecks at the end of the merge and sorting line applications at the back of the plant. Doux’s 2 to 1 merge technology was stretched to its limit and was incapable of increasing throughput. Furthermore, recurring repairs and maintenance of the belt cost the plant €10,000 per year. Doux’s sorter application pushed cardboard trays of product into sorting lanes, at times displacing some products and stalling the next application.
Intralox took a “complete solution” approach to Doux’s problems and was able to guarantee a rise in production after two turnkey retrofits:
- Replaced merge application with Intralox’s Activated Roller Belt™ technology, which allowed for greater production throughput.
- Replaced sorter application with Intralox’s Transverse Roller Top™ belt solution, which reduced the time and effort needed for the pusher arms to smoothly propel the trays into the exit lanes
The Intralox solutions were introduced without interrupting production & have increased the plant’s production by 20%. Payback was realized in less than four months.
Mr. Allio, Head of Corporate Engineers, said: “Intralox is a solutions provider. We have a very good relationship with Intralox; we consider them to be partners in our business. We especially value Intralox for their service and follow up on projects, which are both essential to Doux’s success as a business.”
Mr. Rault, a Project Engineer, told us: “Intralox delivered what they promised and have increased our throughput as requested.”
For more information: Intralox L.L.C. Europe