23 September 2019
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Conveyer improves workflow

A conveying solution from Spiroflow, a manufacturer of dry ingredients conveying and bulk bag handling equipment, has provided West Midlands-based Chemique Adhesives with a new automated system for batching product.

Manufacturer and supplier of high-performance industrial adhesives, Chemique Adhesives supplies premium bonding solutions for virtually any industry. It uses powder as a raw material which is normally ‘ripped and tipped’ from sacks and fed into a mixer by an operator from a mezzanine platform. Unable to determine the rate at which raw materials are fed into the mixer, this practice can result in inconsistencies with batch running times, as well as powder being spilt during loading and the process.

To resolve these issues, Spiroflow introduced a conveyor system to automate the batching process. The system comprises of a sack tip hopper on the ground floor into which bags of raw materials can be loaded. Connected to a hopper is a model 80 screw conveyor feeding a 75mm aeromechanical conveyor, elevating the raw materials directly into the mixer.

The key benefit of the system is that the loading speed of the raw materials is governed by the conveyor, so batch consistency can always be maintained. From a safety perspective, as raw materials are now loaded on the ground floor, the solution eliminates the need for staff to climb the mezzanine to manually load the mixer. And, with the dust tight conveyor transferring the product into the mixer, the system provides a much more efficient and cleaner workflow.

Simon Cashmore, Chemique Adhesives’ operations manager, said: “The whole system has resulted in a cleaner working environment and every batch now runs for the same amount of time.”

Author
Tom Austin-Morgan

Related Websites

http://www.chemiqueadhesives.com
http://www.spiroflow.com

Related Companies

Chemique Adhesives & Sealants Ltd
Spiroflow Ltd

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