G's Growers are one of Europe’s leading root veg producers, supplying a range of salad and vegetable crops to UK and European supermarkets and retailers. For G's retail customers full food traceability is a key factor and every beetroot can be fully traced back to the precise quadrant of the field it was picked from.
G's Growers use DLoG mobile terminals as fixed position computers because the environment is so harsh that nothing else will survive and still perform the task of running their track and traceability system using Dexterity WMS from Barcode-IT.
At the G's Fresh Beetroot plant in March, Cambridgeshire, the beetroot is harvested, graded and processed in a continuous operation with fresh beets being pick from the fields, then sorted and packed, often the same day. But the constant flow of farm vehicles into the facility with all the mud and wet product, makes this environment into a harsh one for computers.
To run the Dexterity WMS in the production area it was decided to install DLoG DLT V-8310 fully rugged touch screen computers, that allows the workers to quickly control the system and also to print special barcode plastic labels that are used to track the product through the sortation and grading process.
Using DLoG truck computers in this way is not as unusual as you might think and other customers whose production systems are none stop use mobile computers, designed for fork trucks to provide unbeatable performance and reliability in the factory and warehouse.
Müller Wiseman Dairies produces more than one in every four litres of fresh milk made in the UK and have been using 27 DLoG computers to monitor milk filling lines at its Bridgewater and Droitwich sites since 2009. The investment in DLoG computers has been a great success with few failures in the last 6 years.
For a rugged PC in this kind of environment its hard to beat the DLoG DLT range.