Matrix Controls (USA) - Biscottes Roger is a family company with nearly 70 years of heritage. Today the company is led by family members Roger & Eric Sarret and located in beautiful Aix, in the south of France. Today, the company produces a diverse range of crackers and croutons for the discerning United States export market.
In order to preserve the family recipes and optimize the production formulation process, the current CEO Eric Sarret turned to Matrix Controls for help.
Automatic Liquid Dispensing System:
Two Vantage Automatic Liquid Dispensing System manage a series of industrial weighing scale systems with connection to the liquid ingredient dispensing controls. A PLC controls the switchgear for the liquid ingredients being pumped from the bulk containers, through the feed lines and into the mixing bowl. The Automatic Liquid Dispensing System allows liquids to be automatically dispensed into the mixing bowl at the correct target quantity, without human intervention.
All steps of the recipe are shown in a user friendly screen where the operator selects the lot of the ingredient and then the system takes over and automatically discharges the ingredient to a tolerance range defined by the formulation, while respecting the FIFO or FEFO inventory controls. The Automatic Liquid Dispensing System ensures that each of the steps in the formulation are completed within specification and management set order. This has an improvement in batch consistency and accurate material usage.
The key benefits of the Vantage Automatic Liquid Dispensing System include formulation control and consistency, substantial savings on ingredients, elimination of out of specification batches (often caused by inaccurate weighing or missed ingredients) and a reduction in compliance paperwork.
In addition, all lot numbers of raw materials are automatically traced by the Automatic Liquid Dispensing System instead of using paper. A full suite of reports is available for total and secure control of the company’s compliance records.
Lot traceability starts at receiving, with the inventory control solution that records the supplier’s batch number, internal lot, expiration date, quantity, location and HACCP questions are recorded for each received ingredient.
Eric Sarret CEO comments ‘The Automatic Liquid Dispensing System from Matrix Controls exceeded our expectations. It is not limited to weighing functions but is used at the heart of our business.’