Line Control

MARCO Trac-IT Line Control Module (LCM)

Failure to meet strict packaging standards as demanded by the fresh produce and food manufacturing industries can do untold damage to your company. Production can be disrupted, forcing costly return-to-manufacturer (RTM) scenarios or emergency product withdrawals (EPWs), with the possibility of hefty penalties. MARCO Trac-IT’s Line Control Module (LCM) prevents this, providing a smooth operational flow for any packing operation.

For efficient operation of the packing line, it is essential that all factory hardware and software is correctly and speedily set up for the product run. MARCO’s Trac-IT Line Control Module (LCM) provides a fast, and simple ‘one button’ set up procedure, eliminating the need to visit each piece of packhouse equipment for individual configuration.

Configuring a vast variety of task-specific machinery is labour intensive and requires skilled technical staff to perform properly. LCM reduces these labour demands as well as increase the overall productivity of the packing operation due to speeding up product changes and overall set-up time.

After the set-up of the packing line, LCM continues operating to provide real time performance data, allowing managers to make decisions on an ‘act now basis’ rather than after the event. To further the capabilities of MARCO’s Line Control Module to monitor the efficient performance of a line, it is enhanced with a powerful function for building product ‘standards’ for line performance. These standards set the expected performance results for the entire packing facility, which LCM then overlays on top of live factory data.

LCM provides the overall control function to integrate with MARCO’s Yield Control Module and Average Weight Module to fully optimise packhouse performance.

Key Features of LCM

Automatic, ‘one button’ set up of…

  • Multi-head fillers
  • Inkjet and label printers
  • Metal Detectors
  • In-Line Checkweighers
  • Barcode Scanners
  • Case end label printer
  • Pallet label printer

Benefits of LCM

  • Ensures correct and consistent labelling and packaging.
  • Dramatically reduces labour demands for line set-up.
  • Improved traceability
  • Offers real-time line reporting against expected targets.

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