SmartMover improves staff safety in meat processing plant
One of France’s largest meat processing companies has called upon the engineering expertise of the MasterMover team to improve efficiency throughout the plant and reduce physical labour among staff.
The company, which operates across the country, approached MasterMover to design a solution to improve the working conditions for their employees in several areas of the production process.
Previously workers had to carry rolls of meat, cutting equipment and bins, as well as push meat on an aerial conveyor belt – a hard and physical activity.
MasterMover’s engineers developed a unique system to address the issue, using one type of SmartMover tug with 4 different couplings to deliver an innovative solution throughout the manufacturing process.
The first electric tug, a SM100+ moves the rolls, while the second – another SM100+ – features a bespoke coupling to enable it to move Bac Cousin bins at the end of the production line. The third SM100+ SS connects to the Syspal Bin (Bac Europe) so they can be moved through the premises.
The fourth tug, a SM100 TOW, also includes a bespoke coupling to push large pieces of meat safely and efficiently.
Raphael Spalvieri of MasterMover SARL said: “We took the time to visit the premises and develop a solution to meet the exact needs of the client.
“The customer is very satisfied as they are now able to move the majority of loads on wheels around the processing facility.
“This would not have been possible without the help of our engineers in developing a solution to achieve this.”