Sunkist raisin line #5 was revised to clean field raisins while reducing water consumption by adding a Cyclonic Filtration Skid coupled with all the wet processes. The water savings was substantial in the drought-stricken plant in California. Other modifications to the line were researched for efficiencies. Improvements on the visual inspection ladder to produce better quality in the 'little red box' were costly but did not impede production volumes.
This Lamb-Weston project involved the processing of locally grown sweet potatoes in Louisiana into fries packaged for a variety of customers in the retail and restaurant Industries. Product Flow's responsibility was sorting out damaged fries and packaging the frozen sweet potato fries from the freezer to the palletizer of one million pounds weekly.
Breakfast cereal starts from the raw wheat berry, milled to a flour and air conveyed to recipe blends of water, sugar, and spice. The dough is extruded and cut into the bite-size cereal we see in the bowl before being roasted. After roasting, the cereal is passed through an enrober that coats the cereal with spices and sugar before it is transferred to packaging. Our responsibility was to add a second line to an already cramped production floor.
When the state of Michigan legalized marijuana consumption, our client's business boomed. We automated the bulk infeed of flower to extremely accurate package weight which is critical for both the customer and State regulatory agencies. Line versatility and lot control of all package sizes was a requirement.