Based in Wattrelos, Hauts de France, Velec Systems designs and manufactures turnkey solutions and high-performance hygienic packaging lines for the food industry, where its unique know-how in process design and definition enables it to offer the most adapted, simple and innovative solutions.
Velec Systems' expertise is based on more than 60 years of experience in the fields of counting, organization, handling and loading of high-value-added bare products. It’s particularly well known for its hygienically designed sausage loader.
Sustainability and flexibility
According to David Carton, sales director at Velec Systems: “We work primarily in the food industry – especially in meat – and this market, like many others, is striving for a more sustainable way of processing products, while still guaranteeing food safety. Flexibility is also essential, as many food manufacturers need to adjust their production to the market needs and require an agile solution that allows them to achieve this.
“To answer all of these demands, we create customized, turnkey machines and lines that offer high speed counting and loading of products into primary packaging and high flexibility for batch and recipe changes.
“This performance is matched by easy-to-use operation, which addresses the needs of operators, cleaning teams and maintenance engineers, all while delivering maximum OEE and reduced TCO. And thanks to the perfect combination of hygienic design and CIP systems, we can help our customers reduce the use of water and sanitizing products down to 50%.”
Complementing its advanced machine design capabilities, Velec Systems deploys automation and information solutions from Rockwell Automation.
Complete turnkey solutions
“Rockwell Automation is a strong supplier that helps us to develop complete turnkey solutions, especially for the North American market,” Carton continues. “Its customer support is great and was recently instrumental in helping us set up our FactoryTalk InnovationSuite Vuforia Expert Capture license.
“Using this augmented reality (AR) package, we have been able to help our customers get up and running far more quickly. Our equipment, as easy-to-use as it is, still requires training to extract the best possible value out of it. The Vuforia solution helps us improve training efficiency and detail for all users.
“This more comprehensive training translates into longer term operational gains too as operators can be more efficient when operating and cleaning the machines, ultimately reducing downtime.
Real time AR customer support
“We also intend to use AR to improve our customer support. We can collect basic operational information and error codes and then show the customer’s maintenance team how to fix issues using various media formats, including AR overlays, documentation and explanation videos. If necessary, we can see what they see, and then guide them in real time through each maintenance step.”
Technologies and support from Rockwell Automation helps Velec Systems to deliver new digital capabilities and functionality, which not only help with troubleshooting and testing/validation, but also deliver a strong flexible platform for future developments. In combination with its advanced machine capabilities, its customers enjoy greater flexibility, easier maintenance (including remote options), improved safety, and reduced changeover times; all of which are essential metrics in any industry.
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