When you want to automate your meal preparation process, one of the first questions you may have is “Can I control the pacing of my circle placers and infeed conveyors?” Of course, the speed of circle cardboard placers and the efficiency of infeed conveyors determines the success of the rest of the assembly, so it’s a very important question to ask. Automation increases productivity, but only if you automate to your exact specifications. Automation in the food industry has many benefits but only if it works for you. Here, we’ll go into detail about answering the question “Can I control the pacing of my circle placers and infeed conveyors?” We’ll also discuss the specifics of circle cardboard applicators and infeed and loading conveyors and how they can help you automate your meal preparation process.
Circle Cardboard Placers
The question “Can I control the pacing of my circle placers and infeed conveyors?” is an important one, since you want to be confident in your automation process. One snag in the process can cause delays and lost revenue. So, controlling the pacing of your assembly line is critical for realizing value and maintaining your bottom line. Circle cardboard placers are usually the first step in the automation process– let’s go through tech specifics.
Automated Circle Cardboard Placers
There are a few highly-efficient automated circle cardboard placers, and they include the QTCR Cardboard Circle Placer and the QTFF Series Friction Feeder. Both of these machines are able to place cardboard squares and rectangles as well as cardboard circles to fit your automation needs. These circle cardboard placers can place up to 1800 circles per minute, depending on the cardboard circle circumference. The QTCR Cardboard Circle Placer does have variable speed, so you can change the placement of the cardboard circles. The QTFF Series Friction Feeder can also place cardboard pieces up to 180 circles per minute, depending on the circle circumference. You can change the speed of the QTFF Series Friction Feeder as well, to meet your automation requirements. Automated cardboard placers can simplify the pizza and baked goods assembly process.
Now that we’ve gone through the specifics of automated circle cardboard placers, let’s next explore controlling the speed of infeed conveyors. Infeed conveyors are important to ensure proper product placement into a flighted conveyor.
So, we’ve answered “yes” to the cardboard circle placer part of the question “Can I control the pacing of my circle placers and infeed conveyors?” What about infeed conveyors? Infeed conveyors are critical to managing the right direction of the product as it moves down the assembly line. Because of this, you want to make sure that you can control the speed of the infeed conveyor. Even though automation makes your prepared meal production more efficient, you want to be sure that you can customize the assembly line settings. With the Infeed Orientation Conveyor Model IFOR Series, you can select the conveyor speed. This model of infeed conveyor has a touch screen for control operations which includes rate indication, system diagnostics, and production data, besides speed selection. These different settings allow you to create a unique assembly line regimen that works best for your products. The ability to adjust settings is critical in creating a unique prepared meal experience for your customers.
Which Foods Can Benefit from Infeed Conveyors?
12” cardboard circles and rectangles are ideal for the Infeed Orientation Conveyor Model IFOR Series and can work well with prepared pizza and various bakery foods and other prepared meals. The Infeed Orientation Conveyor Model IFOR Series can ensure proper product placement into a flighted conveyor as long as the products fit the size specifications for optimal placement and orientation.
Since we’ve answered the question “Can I control the pacing of my circle placers and infeed conveyors?” we’ll also go through the specifics of loading conveyors and how your business can benefit from automated loading conveyors. There are many different types of loading conveyors available, each with its own unique adjustable settings. Just like infeed conveyors, loading conveyors increase productivity because of their automation and allow your business to keep up with the demand and adjust to market changes. Automation allows you to maintain consistency between your products as well, which bolsters your brand. Automation also allows you to cut down on labor costs, which is certainly the most expensive aspect of running a business.
Automated loading conveyors help move the assembly line along as well as have dedicated functions of their own. There are a number of different loading conveyors available, such as reclaim conveyors and compression conveying systems. These loading conveyors also help assemble your products and you can control the speed at which they work. Different loading conveyors have different specifications and settings that you’re able to change, so you can choose which conveyors are right for your prepared meal production needs. Loading conveyors add the start of your product to the assembly line, move it through the assembly line, and can even add toppings to your products. We have multiple loading conveyor options available at Quantum to fit your prepared meal needs. These types of conveyors can also handle single and multiple lanes of prepared meals for optimal productivity. Conveyors may also have a reclaim component, which helps your business save on wasted ingredients.
Which Foods Can Benefit from Loading Conveyors?
Different loading conveyors have different requirements. Nevertheless, prepared pizzas, bakery goods, and other prepared meals can benefit from automated loading conveyors. At Quantum Technical Services, there are a number of standard and engineered solutions that can work for your production process.
Managing Food Preparation With Quantum
At Quantum, we believe in automated food preparation that works for you. Following your brand’s guidelines and meeting your customers’ expectations are of the utmost importance. With Quantum, you can exceed your customers’ expectations and transform the way your business prepares meals. We offer a number of cardboard circle placers, infeed conveyors, and loading conveyors that you can program to fit your prepared meal needs. Unique products elevate your brand, and that starts with ensuring a smooth automation process that you can rely on. With Quantum Technical Services, we can make that happen.