Automation Shines at Heinz

At 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 (, weighing of protein chunks (chicken, pork, etc.) on a pair of combination scales (, sauce depositing (, heat sealing of film to filled trays (, metal detecting (, lane dividing, tray infeed to cartoner (, laser coding of cartons (, vision inspection of cartons (, metal detection (, case packing (, case coding (, and case code inspection (

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