TAWI food workflow

Establishing an efficient food processing workflow

Food industry, Logistics, Productivity

Here’s how food industry production plants can easily speed up their workflow and save both time and money. Not to mention the added benefits of a safe and ergonomic work environment.

Increase your workflow by implementing the proper lifting equipment in your workplace. Your workflow will become more efficient from the start to the finish of the processing line. May businesses continue to still operate by manually handling all goods. TAWI has been able to work closely with our clients in the food industry and can recognize the most important aspects in production plants that can be improved upon.

To begin with, a food production plant will usually receive ingredients that are packaged inside bags. These bags tend to be bulky and hefty, making it difficult to unpack ergonomically. Also, this part of the process often takes two people to execute. A perfect solution to this issue would be to use a mobile vacuum lifter, which can turn the task to a one person job, while also reducing the effort needed. This will result in time well saved as well as a reduction in work related injuries. Using a TAWI vacuum lifter allows everyone the ability to lift bags that weigh up to 175lbs, both effortlessly and ergonomically.

The next step in the production line usually involves taking the hefty and bulky bags and pouring them into a mixer. Holding these bags and cutting them open can be just as challenging, even for two people involved. The use of vacuum lifters above the mixer can make this process much more simpler, and need only one person for the job. One person can easily grab a bag, carry it, and empty the bag into a mixer. This improved part of the workflow will save time and reduce work related injuries.

In the packaging part of the workflow, typically the food products will need to be wrapped with plastic film. These rolls of plastic are heavy and hard to manage manually. By mounting these rolls onto an electric lifting trolley, the process can be handled much easier. A TAWI lifting trolley picks up rolls up from a vertical position, turns rolls to a horizontal position, and lifts the rolls to a machine axis, no matter the height. Using a lifting trolley will make the end of the workflow simpler and again decrease any risk of injury caused by manually lifting heavy goods.

At the end of the workflow, when the final product is ready for shipping, a vacuum lifter helps the workflow by quickly grabbing products from a conveyor and placing them onto a pallet. Completing the process with a vacuum lifter will once again guarantee a safe and ergonomic execution. Employees won’t be tired from constantly manually handling products and instead will be able to do the work at a continued pace on a daily basis.

Learn more about TAWI lifting solutions here.

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