Tradition Fine Foods Ltd., located in Toronto, Ontario, is a market leader in thaw and sell baking technology. They develop and produce high-quality sweet goods including thaw & sell, proof & bake and freezer-to-oven frozen products. Looking for a turn-key solution for a packaging room expansion in the fall of 2013, Tradition Fine Foods Ltd. turned to Tri-Mach Group Inc.
The Tri-Mach Group Inc. design team provided a customized seven-conveyor solution which included the following features:
- Delivery of product from the discharge freezer
- Provision of integrated quality control inspection stands
- Product separation
- Double-tier pack-off
- Integration with existing conveyor systems and equiptment
- Central control panel with HMI design and integration
- PLC programming for 10 recipes
In keeping with Tradition Fine Foods Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 (GFSI recognized) certification, all conveyors were designed and manufactured with Tri-Mach Group’s industry leading Ever-Kleen® technology.
Flexibility was key in the design of the packaging room expansion. Tradition Fine Foods Ltd. produces a large range of products, from refrigerated dough to delicate pastries and croissants, and the system was designed to ensure minimal product skewing across the large range of items produced by Tradition. The system also provides the ability to easily switch between bulk scale packing and manual hand packing based on the requirements of the specific product. Faced with tight space constraints, Tri-Mach Group worked alongside Tradition at every stage to maximize the efficiency of the system. An accumulation spiral was added to the design to further economize floor space. Looking to the future, the design also included the potential for the integration of additional automation technology to the packaging room.
After a successful Factory Approval Test, Tri-Mach Group Inc. delivered the complete system and provided all mechanical and electrical installation services for the project. The installation included the seamless integration of existing machinery and conveyors to ensure full on-site system functionality. One week of onsite commissioning and training was also provided.
Tradition Fine Foods Ltd. takes pride in their world-class facilities. Tri-Mach Group Inc. was pleased to provide the complete turn-key solution for their Packaging Room Expansion. The end result is a well designed, efficient system that we feel will serve Tradition Fine Foods Ltd. well for many years to come.