Quality instead of quantity - this is what the Greek family business Alfa Papoutsis stands for. For the leading supplier of fruits - primarily table grapes - in Greece, which increasingly serves selected foreign markets, high quality standards are a matter of course. After all, customers in Greece are known as extremely quality conscious due to their long tradition in agriculture. That is why every stage of the production process - from harvesting to packaging and distribution - undergoes continuous checks to ensure the production of healthy and safe fruit.
Not only Alfa Papoutsis stands for excellent quality, TOPCONTROL is also known for its high-quality solutions. Therefore, it is not surprising that TopControl was the first choice when purchasing a new solution for the packaging of table grapes. With the software solution StatisticsWeights and the matching levelling scales SSC 9200, which allow the packaging of the grapes in accordance with the Welmec 6.4 standard, Alfa Papoutsis has found a complete solution at TopControl.
With this solution, Alfa Papoutsis aims to increase packaging accuracy and speed and hence boost productivity.
12 workstations are equipped with the levelling scales SSC9200 that are particularly intuitive thanks to their clear colour display. All necessary information, such as the weight deviation from the tolerance and the number of fruits that need to be removed or added from a punnet, are displayed. As a result, the weight of the punnet can be adapted quickly and yet precisely. This reduces the give-away to a minimum and leads to a noticeable cost reduction. The weights are delivered to the central software StatisticsWeights, which allows a detailed production evaluation.
After the first days of operation, the expectations were more than fulfilled. TopControl's solution lives up to its promises and has proven its worth in practice. Within a very short time, productivity has increased enormously, giveaway has been drastically diminished, and waste has even been reduced by half. Alfa Papoutsis is so satisfied that only 3 weeks after the installation of the system, another 6 SSC were ordered. A proof of the efficiency of TopControl's solution.