Houdijk 4.0

Over the years Houdijk has always adapted to new developments and changing circumstances in the industry and has - in many ways – been leading in the way forward. In recent years Houdijk has invested a lot of effort in developing new – flexible – solutions for handing biscuit, cookies and crackers, implementing new ideas and technology.

Houdijk Holland was established in 1922 – as you can imagine quite a different company from what Houdijk is now. Looking back we can identify 4 periods, which have defined Houdijk Holland:

1922 - 1950 Houdijk 1.0 Maintenance work for the local fishing industry
1950 - 1990 Houdijk 2.0 General machine building
1990 - 2018 Houdijk 3.0 Dedicated feeding systems for biscuits, cookies & crackers
2018 - Houdijk 4.0 Flexible solutions for biscuits, cookies & crackers
(from Oven to packaging)

Houdijk 4.0 - Industry 4.0

Not by coincidence Houdijk 4.0 coincides with Industry 4.0. Over the years Houdijk has always adapted to new developments and circumstances in the industry and has - in many ways – been leading in the way forward.

In recent years Houdijk has invested a lot of effort in developing new – flexible, 4.0 – solutions for handing biscuit, cookies and crackers, implementing new ideas and technology:

  • Vision applications (VISION SELECTOR)

  • Vision guided robotics (COOKIEBOTS)

  • FIFO buffers (INFLOW BUFFER)

  • High volume and flexible cappers (HOUDIJK CAPPER Mark III)

  • Applications with linear synchronous servo systems (Beckhoff XTS, Rockwell Magnemotion)

  • Remote diagnostics (Digital Performance Information)

  • Design Vision

    All these developments are ‘wrapped’ in Houdijk’s Design Vision, with a particular focus on:

      - Poka Yoke change-overs
      - Maintenance prevention
      - Centerlining
      - Simple to operate, clean and maintain

    Does this mean that Houdijk is no longer focused on dedicated, high volume biscuit handling? Of course not! It means that more and more of these ‘dedicated’ applications will be enhanced by 4.0 aspects, not in the least by Houdijk’s Design Vision, which has been implemented over its full equipment scope.

    Houdijk 4.0 is Houdijk latest chapter in its near 100 year history – and we will listen carefully to you to write the next chapter.

    Contact

    Please send an email to info@houdijk.com if you want to learn more about Houdijk 4.0.