Gebo Cermex’s expertise in end-of-line, palletising equipment and intralogistics were demonstrated during a complete rebuild of Moulin de la Chaume (Intermarché Group) following a serious fire
A complete, fully connected end-of-line solution
Devastated by a fire, the Moulin de la Chaume plant needed to be entirely rebuilt and re-equipped. Pleased with Gebo Cermex’s performance on other projects within the Intermarché group, they chose Gebo Cermex for its ability to provide, in a challenging timeframe, a complete end-of-line solution, managed via a centralised supervision system connected with the site’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This enabled the integration of production order management, as well as the traceability and intralogistics functions.
Multi-functionality of AGVs
Four robotic palletising cells were installed in parallel, along with a range of equipment to provide additional functionality: stretch-wrapping, labelling, case and pallet conveying. Two Laser Guided Vehicles (LGVs) ensure effective management of empty and full pallets, as well as the supply of consumables on the lines. Featuring several different technologies and components, the solution installed is characterised by high operational intelligence and smooth integration into the production flow, contributing to the efficiency of four lines, as well as improving operator safety and batch traceability.
- Four production lines producing a total of over 17,000 tonnes of goods
- Lines operate in three 8-hour shifts, five to six days a week
- More than 30 different types of white and speciality breads packaged in six different cardboard case formats
- 30 pallets come off the lines each hour
- 3,000 slots in the refrigeration chamber
All operations handled from one central point
Nathalie Rauch recognises that she made the right decision "What convinced us was the overall expertise, from the management of individual cases to storage of the finished pallet – it was not just the palletising aspect. This, coupled with the intelligence to make the whole thing work." The supervision system covers manufacturing order management and provides full traceability of the pallets and cases: as fully connected with the customer’s ERP, the information printed on the labels are detected and sent to the Moulin de la Chaume product information system. This is all done from a single interface terminal, enabling all operations to be handled from one central point. "With this equipment, we have made a leap into Industry 4.0 production - and we can easily integrate it into our future line management," continues Rauch.
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