Published on 5 September 2017
At the beginning of 2017, BA Systèmes successfully completed the AGV automation of FrieslandCampina cheese factory in Gerkesklooster (The Netherlands).
Based on the positive experience of the successfully implemented AGV system in FrieslandCampina’s cheese plant in Marum, BA Systèmes was again selected as the partner for the automation of Gerkesklooster factory’s flows.
A fleet of 8 heavy GF type of AGVs transports the heavy frames from the 3-framehigh block stacks (top of the 3rd frame at 9 meter height) in the maturation cells towards the two cheese treatment units and vice versa.
A fleet of 5 smaller GF type of AGVs handles the1500 kg boxes with foil cheese, storing them as 6-high block stacks in the buffer storage, before preparing sequenced truck loads in due time for shipments. Returned empty boxes are buffered by the same AGVs in a drive-in racking system.
BA Systèmes Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) at Friesland Campina cheese factory in video