SCAIME has helped ETA to choose a weighing system integrated to the POLYCOOK industrial food processor.
Like our kitchen robots, but designed for the food industry, POLYCOOK is an innovative cooking processor that can automatically produce thousands of recipes for sauces, ready meals, cold cuts, processed cheese, desserts, compotes or spreads. For the preparation of these recipes at an industrial level, POLYCOOK includes a 400- or 800-liter tank and combines multiple functions for cooking, browning, cooling, mixing, emulsifying or sterilizing.
The weighing function, available as an option, allows the accurate dosing of each recipe ingredient to ensure a perfect production reproducibility.
To meet the customer's needs, SCAIME proposed a weighing system integrated into the POLYCOOK robot's automation.
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This system consists of 4 SK30X load cells of 1t capacity, made of stainless steel and offering an IP68 protection level.
The load cells and their STABIFLEX-SK mounting kits are integrated into the 4 legs of the robot with a hygienic protection to ensure cleanability. This integration allows to reach a weighing accuracy of 500g.
An eNod4-T controller is in charge of the load cell signal processing and the measurement transmission to the PLC through the PROFINET network. This connectivity offers a complete integration of the weighing system which can be controlled by the PLC and the POLYCOOK operator interface.