Greater efficiency for the tortilla chip production line

The Belgian snack food manufacturer Poco Loco – one of the market leaders in Tex Mex products – decided to modernise its plants to increase the efficiency of its production lines and thereby optimise its processes. The configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 and corresponding software tool PNOZmulti Configurator is as an efficient and safe solution at Poco Loco.

Faster analysis equals shorter downtimes!

The manufacture of snack products requires a multi-part, interlinked production cycle. Previously the plant sections were regarded as individual units with separate emergency shutdown circuits. That made troubleshooting time-intensive and meant a large part of production was stopped.
Pilz developed a concept to optimise these processes. Now that the configurable small controller PNOZmulti 2 is used, faults can be located directly on the display and can be rectified immediately. All safety functions are easy to configure via the PNOZmulti Configurator. Today, in the event of a malfunction, only individual production sections are stopped; the rest of production can continue running efficiently. With these adjustments Poco Loco was able to safeguard production efficiently: downtimes have been significantly reduced.

The benefits at a glance:

  • Different user levels and the fact that all changes are recorded means that there is good traceability as well as protection against manipulation
  • Simple and intuitive to use due to the PNOZmulti Configurator – technical staff can use it too
  • Pilz supports its customers with many years of expertise and effective training

The Belgian snack food manufacturer Poco Loco is part of the Paulig Group and specialises in the production of various high-quality Tex Mex products. The company has its headquarters in Roeselare and in Europe is one of the industry’s market leaders, exporting its products worldwide.

One of the reasons we decided on PNOZmulti 2 as a stand-alone controller for safety, which we use in addition to the higher level machine controller, was the easy-to-operate configuration tool.

Maarten Dedeurwaerder, Project Engineer
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