Packing Solutions

MARCO Trac-IT Yield Control Module (YCM)

Unnecessary product giveaway during the food packing process significantly affects profits. Manufacturers have to strike a fine operational balance between packing speed and accuracy; whilst in parallel meeting pack weight legislation and ensuring products are presented in tip top condition.

Effective manufacturing control can overcome these problems, dramatically reducing giveaway, improving productivity and maintaining pack quality. The MARCO Yield Control Module (YCM) has been specifically developed to provide comprehensive data that allows you to measure and control your packing process. The MARCO system uses the company’s operator friendly LineMaster weighing stations that deskill the manual packing process. The simple-to-use traffic light system guides operators as they pack, ensuring individual target weights are kept within very close tolerances. The clever part of the system is the automatic optimisation (AO) software operating quietly in the background. This continually monitors pack weights at individual stations and adjusts target weights to keep the average pack weight right on target.

On-site trials have shown that the implementation of an effective Yield Control System can provide an ROI (return on investment) within one year and improve packhouse profitability, in many cases by up to 30%.

Benefits of YCM:

  • Reduced giveaway
  • Reduced labour costs – up to 50%
  • Improved quality
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced waste
  • Reduced transport costs
  • Increased profits

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