OVOTRACK develops automatic supplier-shift on egg grading
With the introduction of the Eggs Cargo Concept, (plastic trays and
pallets) automatic loading of grading and breaking machines with
depalletisers or robots is increasing.
However with automatic loading no operator is available for activating a
supplier shift when a new batch of eggs is graded or processed. This problem
is solved with the Eggs Cargo Identifier (ECI). The ECI is a plastic tag
that can be clicked on the top corner of a pallet. The ECI has a barcode
that is scanned when a pallet is loaded into the depalletiser. It is
than connected to the unique IP-number of a pallet. The barcode is
scanned again with a fixed scanner that is mounted on the loader of the grader.
At that moment the supplier shift / batch change is activated on the
loader. The ECI will activate the dirty tray detection system on the
grading machine so that it can be removed easily.
The OVOTRACK ECI solution consists of OVOTRACK Software, an industrial
PC, a wireless scanner, a fixed scanner and a couple of ECI's.