After a busy day, sometimes the easiest meal to prepare for yourself or your family is a frozen one. And, for many, one of those frozen dishes may be a side of crispy french fries.
Lutosa, a Belgian company, is one of the largest producers of frozen french fries in the world. As a result, their production facilities need to keep up with consumer demands. However, ensuring high throughput rates while maintaining plant safety can be a challenge.
That’s where SICK comes in.
SICK Safety Systems…with a Side of French Fries
Lutosa was experiencing increased downtime with their current safety system. Whenever an operator needed to intervene in an area – to insert a new roll of packaging film, for example – the entire roller conveyor was stopped.
To improve productivity, SICK installed a safety system consisting of the following:
- Flexi Soft safety controller
- M4000 multiple light beam safety devices
- C4000 Palletizer safety light curtains
With the modular design of the Flexi Soft, areas of the entire facility could be divided into work and safety areas. This made it possible for operators to enter a specific area and allow only the corresponding area to shut down, enabling the rest of the machine to operate without interruptions.
SICK’s years of experience and flexible, user-friendly solutions helped provide a cost-effective solution that improved plant productivity.