Macsa id strengthens olive oil producer’s logistics management process

MACSA id recently supplied its Integra modular software to help olive and seed oil producer, Aceites Urzante strengthen its logistics management process.

The manufacturer of coding and marking equipment has also supplied Lineal idBlocks 4020/ 6020 print and apply systems to the Spanish business to ensure compliance with worldwide labelling regulations.

Founded in 1950, Aceites Urzante is a family-owned business located in the valley of the River Ebro, Navarre in northern Spain. The company exports to more than 80 countries.

Due to on-going growth, Aceites Urzante was experiencing significant challenges across its distribution process, with logistics management said to have become a major issue.

Macsa id recommended its Lineal idBlocks 4020/6020 print and apply labelling systems together with Integra modular software to help ‘control, manage and optimise’ Urzente’s five production lines.

Each system boasts a lineal pneumatic cylinder that allows label application to different surface lengths with a stroke from 100mm up to 800mm. Application of labels can be made via contact on uneven surfaces or blowing.

The models apply labels using a tamp applicator, which Macsa id explained offers the benefit of different sized labels from a single solution.

The idBlocks print and apply labellers can be integrated with existing software and third party creation packages via OEM or Macsa id’s print engines including Zebra, SATO or Datamax.

The Integra software is a modular application for automated collection, management and optimisation of the manufacturing process. The software is designed to streamline the production line, improving performance and quality control, and managing the location of raw materials and finished products.

The entire Macsa id Integra system at the Aceites Urzante facility is linked to Microsoft Dynamics Nav. This is management of ERP software which facilitates the handling of different administrative tasks within the plant. The software allows the integration of processes from different departments.