First choice of packaging and food processing industry leaders with a proven record of providing an exceptional return on investment. RNA has a wealth of experience in providing handling and automation solutions to the food & drink industry. The technologies used within our automation solutions:-
Find out how RNA help food & drink companies around the world to increase flexibility and productivity.
Orientating and Feeding of cereal bars
A centrifugal feeding system that accurately and consistently orients and feeds cereal bars onto the customer’s existing line at 200 cereal bars per minute.
Jif Lemon Handling System
An automated feeding system to handle the irregular shape of Jif Lemon. The system is supplied with twin bowl feeders, a puck loading station, orientation station, transfer linear and accumulation conveyor.
Orientating and Feeding of Chewable Sweets
Centrifugal feeder and escapement system; A main PLC controls the three centrifugal feeders and the escapement system.
Operation Description: Three hoppers transfer the single wrapped sweets with their different flavourings from bulk to an orientating system. From a centrifugal feeder the sweets travel via single lanes to the conveyor and are transferred to 3 lanes by an escapement. From the different escapement exit points the components are transferred with alternative flavour order to the nine lane accumulation station.
Performance: 9 lanes at 200 parts/min; Main performance 1800 parts/min
RNA sachet and pouch feeding handling systems are versatile high speed units with the ability to singulate and equally pitch non uniform and flexible components.
Fruit bars on the go
A complete automation-friendly system that accurately and consistently load different variants of fruit bars into a process line. The system provides a complete automation solution allowing both high throughput and flexibility.
Orientating and Feeding of Muesli Container
Pre-feeder consisting of a 500 Litre bulk feeder and a ‘Z’ type elevator; Centrifugal feeder fitted with an interlocked polycarbonate lid and ‘c’ track
Operation Description: Component handling system tooled to feed and orientate a muesli container consisting of a centrifugal feeder complete with pre-feeder and conveyor out-feed. Muesli containers are loaded into a 500 Litre hopper feeder and a ‘Z’ type elevator doses into the centrifugal feeder. The centrifugal feeder orientates the muesli lids face all one way on edge, and then turned through 180 degrees via a ‘C’ track before proceeding along the conveyor out-feed.
An automated system to present loaded salad trays into a tray sealer at a speed of 50 trays per minute. The solution chosen is a vision robotic system equipped with a sachet loading system, a spork loading system and transfer conveyors.