The Lakome company produces a wide range of grocery which is grown on its own cultivated areas. The main direction of the company is production of oat flakes and mixtures of cereal, packed in a carton box.
In effort to constantly evolve, the company's management is constantly looking for new opportunities to increase final product yield. When it became necessary to modernize outdated equipment, the choice fell on Basis , the only cartoner maker in Eastern Europe.
The installation of the new equipment allowed Lakome to pack the product in two different types of packs (450 g and 1000 g) on one Basis-60 cartoner. In addition, the machine could reach up to 60 packs/min speed . For comparison: old equipment is capable to reach up to 30 packs per minute only.
The whole packaging process is proceed as follows:
Oat flakes are quite a dusty product, which creates two problems at once: first, the pack gluing is difficult, and second, it is necessary to clean open surfaces too often. To solve this problem, the machine is equipped with aspiration nozzles connected to the central aspiration system. As a result, achieving high quality of pack gluing and minimizing downtime due to sanitization.
The cartoner's control system is based on Schneider Electric hardware and software complex. The staff has easily learnt the working techniques with the machine thanks to a convenient, intuitive interface along with visualization's elements(animation) - color images, etc. The control system displays the results of autodiagnostics and provides multilingual support. The operator panel is located on the console which can easily be moved to the right place of the area serving. Moreover, it can adjust the machine parameters, coordinate the phases of work and quickly change operation modes.