The Central Nervous System of the Meat Industry
Solutions for the digitisation and automation of meat factories will be the central theme of industry specialist CSB-System’s stand at the international meat trade show IFFA, taking place from 4 to 9 May in Frankfurt.
“Everything the smart meat factory needs” is the concise description of the CSB stand, which will showcase solutions from the fields of Smart ERP, Smart Meat Factory, Smart Greenfield and Smart Optimisation.
Smart ERP Solutions
CSB is presenting three ERP variants: The new Basic ERP, specifically developed for smaller companies and butcher shops, Factory ERP for production facilities of corporate groups and Industry ERP for a turnkey solution. The systems vary with regard to their level of complexity and scope, but all can handle the task of a central nervous system in meat factories.
In addition to commercial and product management jobs, the CSB-System can facilitate real-time monitoring of machines, plan complex production processes or control and automate entire warehouses. At a dedicated island exhibit on the CSB stand, visitors can find out more about the individual solutions and get advice from experts.
Smart Meat Factory
CSB will present its automation and software solutions to smarten up production and logistics at meat processing facilities. This comprises the control station CSB Line control, which improves monitoring of production and packaging machines and boosts overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Industrial image processing also has plenty of potential: For example, the CSB Unit Recognition system can capture crates of empties in a fast and automated manner, while the CSB Image Meater enables automatic non-invasive grading of pig sides.
The CSB stand will also show IFFA visitors how to design their new meat processing facilities so they are fit for the digital future. Taking into account the flow of information is ever more important at the planning stage, as ultimately all raw material, factory and product data of ongoing operations will have to be captured seamlessly and passed on efficiently, in order for example to safeguard traceability. “We support our customers in digitisation, be it in planning new buildings, the digital evolution of existing factories or fully digitised meat processing facilities,” explains Hermann Schalk, CSB’s Head of Sales.
Other key topics at IFFA will focus on solutions to enable meat factories to optimise their processes, reduce material input and cut costs. For example, CSB procurement optimisation can help to save up to five percent in material costs in purchasing, while recipe optimisation uses a special algorithm to optimise the composition of sausage recipes, cutting material costs by about five percent. For transport costs, CSB-Route Optimisation makes savings of up to 15 percent feasible.
Visit smart factories
In addition, visitors who would like to upgrade their IFFA trip with insights into practices at other meat processing companies can sign up for CSB’s Meat Business Days. On a tour of Europe’s cutting-edge meat producers, participants will get to experience innovative automation solutions, image processing technologies and fully optimised supply chains. On the 9th of May, as well as the factory tours, CSB will also offer a Meat Business Day with presentations on best practices from the meat industry.
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