When Whin Hill Cider had a problem with their apple
press they, like most companies, found a simple work-around
to keep production flowing. Unfortunately this involved manually
operating a switch throughout the duration of processing the
raw apples, so automation was required.
Having had some difficulty in finding an engineer prepared
to take on the apparently simple task they eventually contacted
Boa Systems, just as their season was starting. After a brief
discussion, to establish the details of the problem, work commenced.
Apart from the obvious requirement of automating the manual
operation the module had to be easy and quick to install and
be able to cope with the production line environment, including
the periodic wash-downs that occur in the food industry. The
company was able to design and supply a suitable module in just
The unit has freed one member of staff from operating
the apple press making him available for more productive tasks.
For further information about the services on offer please contact
Boa Systems on 07000-262000.
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