Automated line improves sanitary filling of bulk bags with coffee creamer powder

Automated line improves sanitary filling of bulk bags with coffee creamer powder from Flexicon Corporation (Australia) P/L

By: Flexicon Corporation (Australia) P/L  13-Jan-2012
Keywords: Loaders, Weighing, Conveyor Systems

REPORA, NEW ZEALAND -- Anchor Products' automated packing line for filling bulk bags with sodium caseinate eliminates aeration experienced with a rotary sack filler, and cuts dust and packaging waste by 90%, while achieving bag weight accuracy of 1 percent. The powder is automatically transferred and filled by a system comprised of two Flexicon flexible screw conveyors, a 1500 liter (390 gal) capacity surge hopper, and a Flexicon bulk bag filler. The 1500-lb bags are automatically conveyed from the filler to a heat sealer, then to bulk storage. The PLC-controlled system ties to the plant PLC. Anchor Products, the largest business unit of the New Zealand Dairy Group, packs the sodium caseinate powder for export to a customer in Korea for use in manufacture of coffee creamer. Anchor selected flexible screw conveyors as the most effective method to move this difficult-to-convey powder in a restricted 33 x 23 ft space.

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