ATS Implements Inline Barcode Automation at Unilever, Lipton Plant


  • Quality Critic, Right Product – Right Packaging
  • Automation layer for traceability

Project Scope

  • Mainly Automation
  • Managing the shop floor flow and logic between barcode readers, hand held terminals and their ERP, FOL (local home grown MES)
  • 16 production lines are in scope
  • Providing required information from shop floor to their FOL (local MES) system for traceability and reporting

Solution Approach

  • As also being a roll out project from Knorr lines to Lipton lines we manage to deliver a good solution at a good price
  • Analysis and Design; Understanding Unilevers requirements and designing the right solution around the requirements for an accurate proposal delivery
  • As ATS, we are handing all the shop floor network labour, mechanical design delivery as well as PLC programming

Systems & Tools

  • Siemens Automation (PLC, HMI, Switches)
  • Datalogic and Leuze Barcode readers with mechanical design to place inline barcodes to the shop floor

The Results

Now Unilever can make sure that they have full traceability on the shop floor that right product goes in the right package with alarming functionalities of NOK situations

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