A flexible cost effective and green solution-The Machine Maker
Danone Waters has opted to make handling pallets of Evian water on platforms —before they are loaded onto trains— safer and more streamlined, using Interroll heavy-duty gravity conveyors.
At the Publier site in the Haute-Savoie department of France’s Amphion-les-Bains region, the largest natural mineral water bottling plant in the world has had a makeover! This historic Danone site spans 130,000 square meters. At the end of the line, the largest privately-owned railway station in France manages 65 percent of production, with the rest loaded onto the many trucks lined up in front of the plant. Every day, seven million bottles are shipped on the equivalent of 7,000 pallets. It takes robust and well-oiled logistics to maintain this pace. No malfunction can be allowed to interrupt this constant flow.
A simple solution to a complex problem
At the end of the production line, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) transport pallets weighing up to 1,200 kg to the railway loading platforms. These ultra-modern AGVs can move two pallets at once. This is where Interroll's solution comes into play. Accurate to the nearest millimeter, the AGVs place the pallets of water bottles onto heavy-duty gravity conveyors. Sixteen lanes, holding up to 27 pallets, can easily handle the pace. The gravity lanes direct the pallets to the forklift trucks which pick these up four by four to be loaded onto waiting trains. Despite its apparent simplicity, this solution boasts advanced technologies and Interroll's extensive expertise. Firstly, to ensure the safety of the installation, operators and goods, Interroll's MSC 80 Magnetic Speed Control rollers maintain a constant pallet speed of 0.3 meters per second. At the end of the line, and for enhanced operator safety and comfort, a mechanical separation solution enables four pallets to be picked up simultaneously for efficient loading.
A flexible, cost-effective and green solution
Preparing for this project required Interroll to operate its testing zone in La Roche-sur-Yon at full capacity. In fact, EVIAN® uses no fewer than 12 different types of pallets for its global markets. The Interroll solution was technically assessed using a series of tests (e.g., the speed of the idler rollers, the number of brake rollers required, the position of the separators); Interroll's expertise also enabled the company to work with pallet manufacturers to optimize pallet construction and design, to ensure that the pallets rolled optimally on Interroll's heavy-duty gravity conveyor solution.
The fact that the design of the conveyor solution uses gravity means that the installation does not need to be powered. Apart from a few wear parts, it is also impressively maintenance-free. The operating costs for EVIAN® are almost zero. Interroll's gravity conveyors generate no carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which is important for a site which in 2017 became Danone's first carbon-neutral site.
Everything is flowing smoothly — naturally
One year after commissioning, and after a few adjustments, Interroll's solution has already been tested by some 520,000 pallets. Danone Waters and Evian in particular now appreciate the simplicity and flexibility of Interroll's application in a very high-tech environment subject to very demanding industrial working conditions. The gravity pallet conveyor — which may have seemed rather rustic at first glance — ultimately provided EVIAN® with a cost-effective and long-term solution for the future development of the brand!
THE MACHINE MAKER, an authentic magazine from the house of MART Info media Private Limited with 14 years of experience in Indian manufacturing sector, is all geared up to cover the growth of this new age manufacturing sector in India with special thrust on the makers who will make this happen. Read and Advertise with us to be part of this growth.
THE MACHINE MAKER
2nd floor Ariana, Bhumkar Chowk, Marunji Road, Wakad Pune-411057
Phone no: +91-788-780-0015
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release A flexible cost effective and green solution-The Machine Maker here
News-ID: 1105119 • Views: 149
More Releases from The Machine Maker
Hoffmann prevails upon Challenging and Demanding India
Hoffmann is another word for Tools! With more than 80,000 products from 500 brands, along with their own Hoffmann Premium Garant and popular Holex Brands, Hoffmann is the leading system partner for quality tools in Europe. When Hoffmann decided to enter the dynamic emerging Indian Market in 2016, they chose the right one to lead, Mr.Pinaki Banerjee, an Indian born with a global outlook. Within the last two years, Pinaki
Rangoli Skills of Woman can transform them to a Great Welder
20 year old Arati Prakash Patole, created history by winning the prestigious ARC Cup held at China last year. Her eyes focused and wrist moving with casual precision even as she was surrounded by her competitors at Best Welder Competition for Women. Her big win inspired Mr. Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra, Managing Director, Kemppi India to initiate the first ever National Level Welding Championship for Women in India, which was accomplished
FieldComm Group leads the Digital Transformation for a Smarter Industry
Boasting of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemical Limited (MRPL), located in Mangalore, India which has been named the FieldComm Group 2018 Plant of the Year, Mr. Anupam Srivastava, Chairman of Fieldcomm Group India Society, informed Machine Maker that first time ever a process facility located in India has been awarded this prestigious award – illustrating India’s, and specifically MRPL’s, growing strength in the world market. Headquartered in Austin, USA the FieldComm Group
Karnataka Chief Minister to unveil the inaugural edition of MACHINE MAKER today
The inaugural edition of ‘MACHINE MAKER’ – a platform featuring incredible stories of Indian manufacturing to be released by Karnataka Chief Minister Shri H. D. Kumaraswamy in Bangalore today. The launch of the magazine will be followed by a programme 6.30 pm onwards to felicitate eminent personality Shri Philip Samuel at Indrag Idea Theatre for his lifelong contributions to the Indian manufacturing industry. The inaugural edition of ‘MACHINE MAKER’ also
More Releases for Interroll
Postal Automation System Market SWOT Analysis 2025 by Players - SOLYSTIC, Vander …
Global Postal Automation System Market: Overview The global postal automation system market has been treading a growth path over the recent years. Postal automation involves bringing mail from sender to recipient quickly, reliably, and economically. Emergence of e-commerce has made it extremely simple to order goods online. This in turn has led to massive increase in the volume of packages and parcels. In this scenario, efficient solutions are needed for sorting parcels
Global Automated Logistics Equipment Market 2020 Mesnac, Hubei Sanfeng Intellige …
Global Automated Logistics Equipment Industry Competitive Analysis - Forecast and Historical Market Analysis by Key Market Segments The research report on the global Automated Logistics Equipment market encompasses a wide-scope analysis of various macro economic and micro economic factors affecting the industry performance on a regional and global level. The research report offers a detailed outline of the industry chain components including suppliers, customers, manufacturers, and distributors. Moreover, the report intends
Global Vertical Carousel Market Manufacturers Analysis (2019 - 2025) | Daifuku, …
The report is a powerful tool that market participants can use to cement a strong position in the global Vertical Carousel market. It comprises in-depth analysis that enables readers to receive a sound understanding of the growth and other critical factors that define the global Vertical Carousel market. As part of a comprehensive analysis of the global Vertical Carousel market, it sheds light on the vendor landscape, market segmentation, market
Postal Automation System Market - Geographical Outlook 2025 | Leonard, Beumer Gr …
Global Postal Automation System Market: Overview The global postal automation system market has been treading a growth path over the recent years. Postal automation involves bringing mail from sender to recipient quickly, reliably, and economically. Request Sample Copy of the Report @ https://www.tmrresearch.com/sample/sample?flag=B&rep_id=3627 Emergence of e-commerce has made it extremely simple to order goods online. This in turn has led to massive increase in the volume of packages and parcels. In this scenario,
Global Parcel Sortation System Market Forecast 2018-2025 Intelligrated, Siemens, …
A detailed market study on "Global Parcel Sortation System Market" examines the performance of the Parcel Sortation System market. It encloses an in-depth Research of the Parcel Sortation System market state and the competitive landscape globally. This report analyzes the potential of Parcel Sortation System market in the present and the future prospects from various angles in detail. The Global Parcel Sortation System Market 2018 report includes Parcel Sortation System market
Survey: Pallet Conveyor Market Forecast 2018-2025 Bosch Rexroth, Beumer, Interro …
Pallet Conveyor Market Research 2018 Globe Info Research Recently added detailed market study on the "Global Pallet Conveyor Market" Research Report 2018-2025 which provides an outlook of current market value of Pallet Conveyor Market as well as the expected forecast of Rate on Investment (ROI) with growing CAGR of XX% in Pallet Conveyor Market by the end of 2025. The report on the global Pallet Conveyor market uses the top-down and