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Pharma distributor upgrades conveyor

26 February 2021

FIVES HAS installed an empty tray accumulation conveyor at OCP’s Marseille site, without halting production.

OPC Répartition is the leading pharmaceutical distributor in France dispatching over 2 million boxes of medicines and personal care products every day in over 44 establishments.

The work to upgrade the previous system - installed by a competitor in the 90s using technology the Fives teams were relatively unfamiliar with - involved replacing an empty tray accumulation conveyor and adding two next generation tray denesters, an empty tray return system and a wet tray detection system. The denester’s twin head allows it to process up to 1,800 trays per hour simultaneously.

These machines were developed especially for this project by the Fives Smart Automation Solutions teams. Spread over 6 weeks, the Fives teams performed their work in several phases to ensure OCP Répartition’s activities did not stop. The project was completed in August 2020.

For more information, visit www.fivesgroup.com

 
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