At H&C Automated Solutions, we are constantly innovating to develop solutions that can enhance efficiency and drive growth in your business.

When talking to our customers around the world, they have the same challenges in their processing businesses: labour, worker safety, hygiene and product safety and quality control. The most cost-effective way to address these issues is automation.

Our point of difference lies in our ability to develop and deliver custom solutions in response to each customer’s specific needs.

Drawing on our full range of equipment and integrating these with additional equipment from other suppliers, H&C can provide complete line integration and optimisation.


Complete line integration and optimisation


  • Vacuum bag sealing
  • Bag integrity screening
  • Carton erecting and closing
  • Weighing and labelling
  • Chilling or freezing
  • Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) for Cartons
  • Palletising
  • ASRS for pallets

  • De-palletising
  • De-cartoning
  • De-bagging
  • Scanning and quality control
  • Recipe management
  • Custom Solutions for the Dairy Industry

    Cheese and dairy product processing is an industry of expertise for H&C.

    For cheese processors we can provide an integrated solution for the back end of processing, from the cheese tower to palletising.

    And for cheese converters we provide this integration at the front end, from de-palletising through de-packaging to deliver an unwrapped block ready for cutting, slicing or other further processing.

    Many of our systems can also be applied to butter, cream and other dairy products.

    H&C, BetaVac and Milmeq technology has been installed for many of the world’s biggest names in dairy. All of our systems have a reputation for reliability and simplicity of operation.

    The following products feature in our solutions for dairy processors:


    Mould Detection Unit

    The H&C Mould Detection Unit is a visual defect recognition system that detects anomalies on the surface of dairy blocks, based on colour.

    Also known as the Defect and Foreign Object Detection system or DFOD, it was developed to provide the critical control point after blocks are de-bagged, prior to further processing such as slicing or shredding.

    The H&C Mould Detection Unit is the first in the world to automate inspection for visible mould and clear plastic bag residue after de-bagging.

    It can also inspect the product through the vacuum bag prior to debagging, reducing downtime due to contamination of the line.

    The unit can handle varying formats from 10kg/20lb to 20kg/40lb blocks. All six sides of each block can be inspected at a rate of up to 23 blocks per minute.

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