FDBusiness.com

Rocla’s Automation Solution Maximizes Storage Capacity and Saves Money

 Breaking News
  • Pernod Ricard to Acquire Super-premium Italian Gin Brand Pernod Ricard is acquiring Italian super-premium gin brand Malfy from Biggar & Leith for an undisclosed price. Malfy is a range of super-premium gins distilled by the Vergnano family in the Italian region of Moncalieri, and already present in several international markets such as the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. Each gin in the [...]...
  • Nestlé and Carrefour Give Consumers Access to Blockchain Platform Nestlé and Carrefour, the French retail group, have announced that they are giving consumers access to blockchain data for Mousline purée in France. This is the first time that Nestlé is sharing information on its products with consumers via a blockchain platform. Consumers can use their smartphone or other device to scan a QR code on [...]...
  • Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic in Ireland Plastics Action Alliance, the recently formed group that comprises of 11 leading agricultural processing and food businesses in Ireland, has set out its key objectives. The industry leading group aims to significantly reducing the use of plastic packaging across its members’ operations. Formed at the end of 2018, the Plastics Action Alliance is a collaboration that [...]...
  • Carlsberg UK Gets Honest About Its Beer Carlsberg UK has launched its most ambitious and honest consumer facing campaign ever in a bid to drive reappraisal of its flagship beer brand. Expected to reach 97% of the UK, the £20 million campaign conceived in collaboration with agency partners Fold7, Clifford French and Initiative – trades on the equity of the brand’s renowned [...]...
  • Alternative Proteins Challenge Dairy Dominance The value of the sports nutrition market is set to grow by around 8% per year to reach over US$17 billion globally in 2021, according to Innova Market Insights’ forecasts. The mainstreaming of the market has led to a surge in interest in plant-based alternatives with the traditional dominance of whey and other dairy proteins [...]...

Rocla’s Automation Solution Maximizes Storage Capacity and Saves Money

Rocla’s Automation Solution Maximizes Storage Capacity and Saves Money
October 18
09:15 2017

Operations at Valio’s new whey powder factory started gradually in Autumn 2014. The main goal was to build a fully automated warehouse. Valio also needed to maximize the storage capacity in this space, and to be able to adjust the temperature and air humidity. At the warehouse there are 3 Rocla’s automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and mobile racking system in place, which saves a lot of space. Mobile racks also enable easy access of every pallet.

Valio has 2514 pallet places weighing totally 3 million kilos at this factory. There are two shifts working from Monday to Friday. All the production goods are transported with AGVs from the conveyor to be stored in mobile racks. The second task for AGVs is picking. AGVs pick the goods from mobile racks according to customer orders and transport them to shipping area. The warehouse management system (WMS) controls all the pallet locations and informs the AGVs where to pick. Traceability is 100%.

“Earlier we worked manually with drivers operating forklifts, which was quite heavy work for them. We wanted to move them to more productive and lighter work, and now they are monitoring the automated system to make sure everything works smoothly,“ explains Pauli Väisänen, Production Supervisor.

“All our project goals have been fulfilled in time. Working with Rocla has been very nice. Rocla’s commissioning personnel conducted the project very smoothly and patiently,” Pauli Väisänen compliments.

Pauli Väisänen sums up the relationship: “Co-operation with Rocla works really well. We get a response within one hour when needed. From our experience I would definitely recommend Rocla’s solution and service.”

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–xSSqUCnso. For further information visit www.rocla-agv.com.

Rocla’s automation solution

  • Automation intelligence since 1983
  • Over 7,000 automated guided vehicles in more than 1,000 projects worldwide
  • short delivery, easy implementation, low total cost of ownership
  • reliable and safe 24/7 operation
  • long lifespan up to 20 years
  • local lifetime services close to customer thanks to global partner network
  • in production, warehouses and logistic centers with an emphasis on manufacturing, food & beverage, packaging and paper & printing.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 18, 2019Multimodal 2019
  • June 25, 2019BevExpo 2019
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Food Packaging

Jobs: Logistics

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements