Don’t put your gas grill away just because cooler weather is on the horizon! It’s time to cook up some of your favorite meats and eats. Got your turkey fryer ready because Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Increasingly more and more Americans are consuming meat and this consumption is fueling the growth of the frozen meat market. The global frozen meat market was valued at $22.18 billion in 2018 and is projected to grow by 4.9% by 2027.1 There has been a steady rise in income in the U.S. which has caused a change in lifestyle. This change in lifestyle is facilitating growth in the U.S. frozen food market.2
This case study features a conveyor system for automatic palletizing of frozen meat that has come from a flash freezer. This meat was first frozen, then palletized, then sent back to a frozen warehouse on site. The current means of processing the meat was to hand palletize and then send it to a third-party logistics facility for flash freezing and storage.
There was a real need for reducing the transportation time and effort by having the processing, freezing, palletizing, and storage all in one facility.