VERPOM takes intralogistic management to the next level


VERPOM takes intralogistic management to the next level

The customer :

For over 25 years, VERPOM has been collecting and packaging potatoes produced in collaboration with farmers from various production areas in France. VERPOM is a major player in the French and international market.

Right across France in just 24 hours, VERPOM delivers: washed, unwashed potatoes and onions in all the forms of packaging requested by the customer and adapted to the country of destination.

The need :

To ensure and drive its growth, VERPOM wanted a complete management of its internal flows from arrival of raw materials to the packaging lines and shipping.

The solution needed to guarantee:

  • Flexibility to manage different products and volumes
  • Quality of product delivery and customer satisfaction
  • Quick transfer of products in order to reduce non-production time, so ensuring quality and maintaining freshness

Our solution :

FLANDRE AUTOMATION integrated the complexity of the flows into dynamic and connected supervision, allowing visualisation and control of all flows. This solution manages all product transfers :

  • From two independent washing lines to 20 storage units and a Big Bag station
  • From the storage units to the 10 packaging stations

This solution is based on a transfer mechanism offering a multitude of possible paths to transfer a product from one point to another. When equipment is unavailable, an alternative path can be activated to ensure the transfer of perishable products within the specified time.

The control command of this installation is managed by an automation architecture composed of:

  • 2 Schneider Unity PLCs
  • 3 operator screens of Vijeo designer type
  • 40 Schneider ATV speed controllers for precise adjustment of band speeds (flow rates)
  • CanOpen and Industrial Ethernet networks guarantee connectivity and global supervision.

Benefit :

This solution now allows VERPOM to manage its trading activities better by ensuring full traceability of all the intralogistics flows.

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