Case Study: Increased Packing Efficiency for Tim’s Dairy

In the last month UPM Conveyors have been proud to feature in a range of industry publications, focusing on our recent work at Tim’s Dairy, a yogurt production company that’s been in business for over 66 years.

The article below featured in Machinery Update and we were also published in UKIVA, Food Manufacture, Industry Europe, Food and Drink Technology and the Dairy Reporter.

New end of line packing operations have increased packing efficiency for yogurts

Following significant investment, family business Tims Dairy now has capacity to produce 200 tonnes of yogurt per week made with fresh British milk and cream delivered daily. The milk is heat treated then combined with live and bio-live cultures to produce a range of Greek style, wholemilk and low fat yogurts, all made with natural ingredients.

To cater for this expansion, the company consulted UPM Conveyors to provide solutions to the end of line yogurt pot tray packing and stacking into stillages to ensure a smooth transition of product ready for despatch.

New work Stations

Together, the companies designed a carousel with work stations that incorporate a central packed tray conveyor to allow operators to pack 150 pots per minute into trays which can then be transferred to a stillage via the central conveyor. To comply with severe hygiene standards including full pressure wash down, all the construction was stainless steel with electrical controls to IP67.

After the system was built, personnel from Tims Dairy visited UPM for pre-delivery inspection allowing the complete unit to be supplied on site ready for immediate operation into production. Further automation is now also being considered.


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