Many manufacturers are struggling to keep their production efficient while at the same time responsive to changing market needs. Producers in the dairy industry are facing the same challenges. Leading dairy producers like JSC Savushkin Product are turning to digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies to help them reduce time to market and accelerate the implementation of process improvement projects. In this case study, we’ll show you how Savushkin, with the help of their partner Concern R-Pro, used Visual Components to streamline robot programming and reduce the cycle time of a mixing and packaging process from 2 minutes to 2 seconds.
About JSC Savushkin Product
JSC Savushkin Product is a dairy producer based in Belarus. The company produces about 2,000 tons of milk per day, as well as other products such as sour cream, kefir, butter, yogurt, curds and cheese. As the largest dairy producer in Belarus, Savushkin is responsible for more than half of all domestic dairy production, and is one of the largest dairy manufactures in Eastern Europe.
Like many large producers in this space, Savushkin is constantly looking at how they can use technology to modernize their operations. A recent search for manufacturing experts to help with an optimization and automation project led them to Concern R-Pro, a Russian-based IT consultant and reseller of Visual Components in Russia and Belarus.
“We started our cooperation with JSC Savushkin Product when they were looking for a tool for 3D modeling and offline programming for robots,” explains Victoria Litun, Concern R-Pro’s Chief Operating Officer. “They were looking for a partner who could help them to create a competence center for digital production and Industry 4.0.”