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Enabling Vision Control Automation System for a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer in Ireland
Sarla Technologies today announced the successful completion of a highly complex project for packaging line automation at a leading global nutrition company in Ireland. The packaging line comprised of bulk bag pallets, 25 Kg bag line, 25Kg Bag Pallet Section and Goods Received Notes (GRN) Line.
Sarla Technologies’ helped the customer in upgrading the packaging control system from existing SAP based control to a robust PLC governed system. The system was redesigned to achieve more control accuracy and reduce human errors. A (Congnex) Vision System camera was installed to automatically read the barcodes (eliminating human interventions).
The vision system also ensured that ‘right label’ was printed every time using a specially developed ControlLogix application that connected directly to the printers using MSG instructions for 25Kg line, bulk bag filling lines and GRN lines. The UID label was used to track the pallet from the time it left the palletiser until it was scanned, its GRN was recorded and the product label was applied.
“The project was technically complex one as it involved integrating various systems and processes in the packaging and inspection stream. Our cross functional teams worked with different control systems like Siemens TIA Portal, Rockwell – ControlLogix, Cognex Vision Systems DM-200 and label configuration systems. Our team’s ability of multi-tasking helped the customer with crucial saving in terms of both project cost and schedule.”- Mr. Navneet Khanolkar, Head- Global Engineering Division, Sarla Technologies.