Optimisation of output line

‘The input installations of the Waterman Onions sorting lines needed replacing,’ says Waterman Onions production manager Arjan Dunnewind. ‘Of course, a replacement like this coming up means an opportunity for further optimisation.’ We’re working hard on that right now. The supply lines for the different sorting lines have always been separate from each other. Soon it will be possible to combine them, creating more space to run from hoppers. ‘This means more space, enabling our carrier to switch between machines more rapidly and therefore saving time for both them and us.’

Adaptation of sorting line 3
Arjan continues: ‘We are also working hard to remove a bottleneck from the input to sorting line 3, which will enable a great leap forward in output. A group of smart people at Zuyderzee College is already calculating three scenarios for predicting the output from sorting line 3 with the new input. Those three scenarios include the current situation and two possible steps we can take from there.’
The adaptation is not only good for our carrier and a number of local machine builders, it’s also an instructive case for a group of students, and provides improved working conditions for our forklift drivers and a better result for Waterman Onions. In short, a great project!