Autopackaging boosts meat packager’s production rates by 30%

By Oscar Rousseau contact

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SATO developed a machine that can weigh and label 50 meat trays per minute
SATO developed a machine that can weigh and label 50 meat trays per minute

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Japanese barcode firm SATO has collaborated with Dibal and Mecatronic to deliver a 30% increase in production rates for an unnamed European meatpacker.

SATO was brought on by Spanish weighing and labelling firm Dibal to create a solution to label 50 meat trays per minute with weight and price information.

The challenge Dibal faced was this: its current labelling system could only handle 35 trays per minute – something that would compromise its client’s productivity.

Working alongside SATO and Italy-based Mecatronics, Dibal developed a bespoke labelling system with a SATO industrial print engine at the heart of the solution.

Operating costs cut

SATO collaborated with Spanish and Italian firms to deliver a bespoke labelling system
SATO collaborated with Spanish and Italian firms to deliver a bespoke labelling system

Called the S84-ex, the engine can withstand vibration and static making it well-suited to tough operating environments.

The engine SATO delivered has a ribbon saver which reduces the use of thermal transfer ribbon, which the business said helps control operating costs.

We have a strong working relationship with SATO and their high quality print products combined with a creative, flexible approach to problem-solving is invaluable in delivering value for our customers,​” said Luis Porrua, Dibal’s export manager.

Working together, we have been able to improve our customer’s productivity and deliver a cost-competitive labelling solution.​”

Laurent Lassus, general manager of marketing and product management at SATO Europe, said the development has “potential for delivering real production and cost savings in other packaging applications.​”

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