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Experience the difference our Engineered Solutions make for your automated feeding systems • We design engineered solutions to meet or exceed the challenges in your parts feeding automation. We work with you to develop a custom solution for your unique application. We customize each design to isolate and position parts for the next step in […]Learn More
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Problem: The customer is an international food and beverage company. The customer manufactures and packages ice cream. They needed an automated system to feed marshmallows to their ice cream line. Previously this had been fed by hand which led to the potential for human error and wasted materials.
Solution: Fortville built multiple hoppers which fed the assembly line with miniature marshmallows. The hoppers were stainless steel with a transparent inspection viewer on the sides of the hoppers. This enabled workers to see supply levels without opening the hoppers. The hoppers fed a conveyor line for inspection and measurement of the marshmallows before they were mixed with the ice cream and packaged. The hoppers greatly reduced wasted product and cleaned up the production area.