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Video | May 12, 2008
Automation Shines at HeinzAt the Heinz Pocatello, ID, plant, Smart Ones frozen meals are run through a highly automated line that includes automatic depositing of a vegetable/rice mixture (www.multi-fill.com), weighing of protein chunks (chicken, pork, etc.) on a pair of combination scales (www.yamatocorp.com), sauce depositing (www.raque.com), heat sealing of film to filled trays (www.raque.com), metal detecting (www.mt.com), lane dividing, tray infeed to cartoner (www.rajones.oystar-group.com), laser coding of cartons (www.domino-printing.com), vision inspection of cartons (www.cognex.com), metal detection (www.mt.com), case packing (www.douglas-machine.com), case coding (www.markem-imaje.com), and case code inspection (www.cognex.com).
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