Fit-for-Purpose Factory Hardware
MARCO Limited offer a range of bespoke factory hardware systems from smart scales to conveyors to packing, designed specifically to suit your application, production requirement, available floor space and budget.
With MARCO Trac-IT software developed to complement each smart weighing solution, you can look forward to an immediate improvement in productivity and profitability.
Whether integrating a single module with your existing production line or providing a complete end-to-end system, MARCO’s engineers are always on hand to work with you to find the best solution for your needs.
MARCO’s TaskMaster smart scale has been developed with IOT Technology and specifically designed fulfil high-speed portion control.
The table top scale is constructed entirely from high-grade stainless steel and sealed to IP65 with an industrial load cell. Using a colour touch screen terminal and MARCO’s unique ‘One Light One Fruit’ feature, operators can rapidly pack clamshells/punnets and full boxes up to 12kg (including the data capture of waste) to an accuracy of 2 grams.
Complete stainless steel fabrication designed as a high-speed portion control scale/workstations suitable for any factory application with a rugged, hose-proof (IP66/68) design optimised to handle each specific application.
Complete stainless steel fabrication designed as a truly integrated workstation specifically designed for the harshest of working environments with rugged, hose proof with IP66/68 wash down certification. All our terminals feature robust 802.11 connectivity back to the MARCO Trac-IT main SQL server (local or remote).
DataMaster PC terminal can be incorporated within a purpose-built, stainless steel fully integrated workstation specifically designed for each and every application.
MARCO’s TechMaster is a robust 10.1”, stainless steel IP69K industrial terminal suited for harsh factory environments. A 1280 x 800 touchscreen interface allows messages to be displayed to individual operators or the entire packing line.
DataMaster combines the latest generation industrial computer technology, ergonomically packaged, within a ‘fit for purpose stainless steel industrial chassis. Its bright 15.4″ Industrial grade NEC TFT wide screen display is fitted with a robust industrial touch screen.
DataMaster is designed to withstand the rigours of the harshest factory/field environments – All variants of DataMaster equipment is certified to IP66/68.
With all our terminals being wireless enabled we provide high-performance wireless LAN access points that operate at the highest data rates. Fast and seamless roaming between adjacent cells significantly extends the coverage area. Frequency hopping, spread spectrum technology provides robust and totally reliable wireless communications with interference avoidance, and the ability to coexist with other wireless LANs.
We have developed a range of ‘end of line’ smart weighing devices that police and regulate all production output. This ensures zero non-conformances and with sophisticated feedback loops we can further manage any over pack in any specific process. All our checkweighers can function standalone, as a ‘Policeman’ device, or fully linked to MARCO Trac-IT YCM offering the essential final weight ‘closed-loop’ feedback control. All essential line and production statistics are centrally stored in a flexible reporting environment that enables significant interrogation.
To unlock the full potential line efficiencies MARCO design and manufacture a comprehensive range of ‘Fit for Purpose’ multi-tiered production lines.
All our conveyors are manufactured from high-grade stainless steel. All our tiers offer – Intelligent conveyor – no collision/compression – either wide edge or narrow edge leading. All our tiers are complete with removable debris catch trays to stop any foreign material falling into finished product.
All our modular conveyors are designed to offer the highest ergonomic design to ensure easy placement and transport of any completed clamshells, punnets or bags. Any desired routing options are accurately controlled by MARCO Trac-IT via Open Platform Communications to PLC, logic, sensors and automated guides ensuring product changeovers are virtually immediate.
MARCO’s latest range of twin-head labellers, are easy to use fully automated labelling systems ideal for ready meals and punnets. With a choice of three alternative settings, the twin-head labeller can fit seamlessly into any packing operation, comfortably and consistently labelling over 240 packs per minute. Click here to see an example of one of MARCO’s Twin-Head Labellers in action.
Mode 1: In ‘Single’ mode, the labeller will print and apply one label from each head, providing the operator the option to apply two separate labels when both heads are activated.
Mode 2: ‘Auto Change Over’ mode is used when constantly running with no line stops. Applying a single label to each pack using only one of the label heads and automatically switching to the second head when this label reel runs out.
Mode 3: ‘High Speed’ mode utilises both label heads sequentially to apply a label to alternate packs, allowing large print area production at very high speed – this allows the labeller to pack at over 240 packs per minute.