SOLUTIONS

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.

H&C PROVIDES SOLUTIONS FOR

Complete line integration and optimisation

PRIMARY PROCESSORS

  • 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
  • SECONDARY PROCESSORS AND CONVERTERS

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

    The horticultural industry is one that H&C has a long-standing relationship with.

    For suppliers of fresh produce we provide integrated solutions from carton erecting and packing to palletising and storage.

    For secondary processors of fresh produce we also provide a solution for the front end of operations, from de-palletising through de-packaging and recipe management to deliver produce ready for further processing.

    AiCo, H&C and Milmeq technologies have a reputation for reliability and simplicity of operation.

    The following products feature in our solutions for fresh produce packers and processors:

    Fresh Produce

    Universal Robotic Box Cutter

    Open boxes of varying shapes and sizes the safe, hygienic and efficient way with the H&C Universal Robotic Box Cutter.

    Also known as the Universal Box Cutter, or UBC, this machine has been developed to remove the need for operators to manually open boxes or cartons using knives.


    The UBC uses vision technology to scan the box and determine its size and shape. Information is then passed to the robot to make adjustments to the cut profile, on the fly, without the need for operator intervention.

    It is capable of cutting box straps and bands, and adapts automatically to handle damaged boxes.

    Key benefits:

    • Handles multiple box formats at the same time
    • Operator input not required for box size and shape changes
    • Reduced labour – allows staff to be redeployed to higher value work
    • Eliminates manual handling, knives and the associated risk of injury
    • Removes risk of product contamination by operators
    • Sanitary design with full wash down compatibility
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