Our Alta Expresión Acorn-Fed 100% Ibérico Ham is the perfect combination of ancient artisan knowledge and COVAP’s modern innovation. COVAP is a true expert in the Ibéricos industry, especially when it comes to pushing the boundaries of modern technology. The quality of our dry-cured ham is a prime example.
Here, we’re showcasing one of our most important packing technologies that allows us to deliver some of the highest quality Acorn-Fed 100% Ibérico Ham across the globe: the Universal Robots UR10 cobot.
How the UR10 Works
The creation and utilization of the UR10 is a technological advancement that allows us to accelerate the production process and maintain a quality product. A collaborative robot, or “cobot,” the UR10 works hand in hand with hard-working folks on the production line to accelerate the packing process of our prized Ibérico ham.
The cobot works on the packaging line, where all our products are vacuum-sealed, and executes the perfect placement of the plastic packaging tray. This then allows the line operator to easily place the ham, which was previously sliced in the Sala Blanca or “White Room,” on top of the tray in an orderly manner.
Technology Creates a Better Customer Experience
It’s not just about reducing actual labor. These cobots work together in the cutting area to reduce the time it takes from the moment the ham is cut to the moment it is vacuum-sealed and the flavors are locked in. This process helps optimize the sensory experience for all of our consumers. It’s all about freshness and ensuring you receive the highest quality product available, with all its delicious nuances and aromas.
Even though Spain is thousands of miles away, you’ll have the same privileged experience as someone opening up a pack of Acorn-Fed 100% Ibérico Ham in the Spanish countryside.
Food-Safe and Delicious Cured Ibérico Ham
These modern cobots also comply with our rigorous safety and hygiene standards. The materials with which the UR10 was designed adhere to Ibéricos COVAP’s environmental and food safety requirements, so you can enjoy each slice of ham with total peace of mind.
This type of technological innovation is a core component of our business model here at COVAP, be it in production or packaging. We’re proud to offer such successful innovations that continue to improve the quality of our award-winning products.
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