PIM 'brain transplant' reduces giveaway

PIM Machinery

In April this year PIM-Machinery replaced the original Propak controls of a Propak weigher built in 2014 at VIUDA Antonio Serra S.A. in Mallorca. After having replaced several Propak Controls successfully for PIM controls, this is now also known as a “Brain Transplant”.

Joan Serra owner of the company met PIM during Fruit Logistica and explained he believed their Propak 12/2 scale weigher was not fast enough and also not accurate enough. Also the company was suffering from serious overweight problems after changing weights.

PIM offered to do a “Brain Transplant” on the machinery and told him he could increase the capacity from ± 900 discharges per hour with 25kg to ± 1.300 discharge per hour and could realize an accuracy increase to less than 5 grams per bag on average.

"With the PIM “Brain Transplant” we realized a capacity increase of +40%" explained Joan. "But, most importantly with the increased accuracy, we can put an extra ±20.000 kg potatoes in bags each year! Within 1 year we will have a return on this investment."

"Also the installation and training went smooth. The PIM controls are intuitive and different programs can be made quickly and easily. The PIM controls are self-learning which means within 10 discharges with a new (size) product, the renewed machine has found the ideal settings to be able to discharge the most accurate weights," said Joan.

Normally “Brain Transplants” are done on older machines which are executed with an older generation of controls. When these weighers are well serviced with new PIM controls these “older” weighers will have a second and improved life. This helps produce packers to reduce their investment costs whilst being able to increase capacity and reduce costs on overweight.

Moreover, PIM Machinery can support users of Propak machines with spare parts and service.

For more information:
Jouke van der Meer
PIM Machinery
Tel: +31 6 832 18 595


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