Adaptec collaborated with numerous partners to design, build, and install a complete turnkey solution, moving product from production/de-palletizing, through the VRT, then to palletizing and stretch wrapping. The project consists of six case conveyor lines that feed the VRT freezer including depalletizing from a sister site. Product is conveyed out of the VRT to two palletizers. Bar code scanners are located at the infeed of all lines and at discharge to ensure bar code compliance and communicate information to the VRT.
The depalletizing cell receives full pallets of fresh chicken from a remote facility. Vision technology is used for product quality and case orientation. Both the depalletizing and palletizing cells use FANUC M-410iC/185 robots. Before palletizing, cases are transported onto a Hytrol ProSort MRT conveyor to be sorted to the appropriate palletizing lane.