Food + Drink

Specialist Ice Cream Manufacture

An ice cream manufacturer had a requirement to manufacture a specialist high value ice cream snack product that emulated a well-known chocolate bar confectionary product.  In order to manufacture this an ice cream briquette had to be assembled with other biscuit based products prior to enrobing.  We were engaged to design and manufacture the special purpose machine that was used to collate and assemble these components at around 180 units/minute.  The system used a servo based control system together with a Rockwell PLC and pneumatic sub-controls.  Due to the environment a high degree of water protection was essential, and the whole system had to be suitable for the environment, i.e. stainless steel machine manufacture.  The system was commissioned and proved to work very well with the required throughput being achieved.