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Hortimat installs 6 new bouquet processing lines:
NL: 4,000 bouquets per hour
Recently, a flower processing company in Aalsmeer received six 'almost' brand new bouquet processing lines. Almost brand new, because Hortimat included used bunch machines in the processing lines.
Extended lines are mounted on the frames. The length of the supplied lines ranges between 21 and 23 meters. The advantage of this long length is that at peak days a high processing capacity can be set.
At the input of the line there are eight to ten people, four people for wrapping and two people for packing. The latter two also arrange the filling of the automated bucket fillers.
The lines are situated ‘back to back’; A left-handed and a right-handed bouquet line. These processing lines can reach a capacity of up to 4,000 bouquets per hour per line.
Marcel van der Graaf: "This customer chose our solution and he was impressed by the fast completion. Now there is also a substantial cost saving; at Hortimat, the used materials are revitalized. And now he has lines that are as good as new. Not bad, right? Everything performs to full satisfaction."
There are now six lines: four bouquet lines, a hand bouquet line and an import line. The last mentioned line is only used to saw, to bunch and to bind.
All lines are supplied with cutters, bucket fillers, strapping machines and a tape solution for the boxes. What could be automated is automated. During the busiest days, production capacity should not be a limiting factor anymore. The speed of the lines is easy to set. Marcel van den Graaf, Hortimat: "This flexibility makes the line very practical."
Hortimat's people have produced the lines in–house at the main location in Monster. Before the lines were installed on location, everything was set up and tested first. The installation needed to take place during the daily working hours. The company has, in cooperation with Hortimat, been able to plan everything with hardly any disruption to the actual production. While the Hortimat men were busy with the installation, there was no interruption in production. The total installation lasted a couple of weeks.
For more information:
Marcel van der Graaf
M: +31(0)6 51 86 52 65
Publication date: 5/15/2017
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