CASE STUDY: K-Containment Seal

CASE STUDY:  K-Containment Seal from Kinder Australia Pty Ltd

By: Kinder Australia Pty Ltd  27-Apr-2016
Keywords: Material Handling Equipment, Conveyors, Conveyor

Product category: Conveyor Skirting & Sealing

Location: New Zealand

Conveyed material: Bulk Sugar

Installation date: Dec 2015

Previous problem:

Our customer operates a sugar mill that is one of the longest continuously functioning works in New Zealand and is an important industrial landmarks. Built in 1884, the refinery site on the north side of the Waitemata Harbour is ideal because of its deep water close to the shore, and it has a processing capacity 10,000 tonnes per year.

Its dock facility receives shipments of raw sugar every 6 weeks, with the volume of spillage estimated at 1 tonne at the transfer point each time. The clean-up time of this spillage takes 8 hours each load, plus additional disposal costs.

The business operates with social responsibility and environmental goals supported by internationally recognised environmental accreditation under ISO 14001. Our customer maintains this status through continuous improvement.

It was the plant manager that identified the need to reduce this spillage problem and sought an alternative remedy to managing this regular spillage task.

Resolution:

Critical to any effective conveyor transfer point is an effective seal. K-Containment Seal is a high performance, low friction steel backed engineered polyurethane system that offers exceptional resistance to wear. Installed inside the chute, it is designed to withstand the high impact pressure and also protect the chute itself. The slotted arrangement allows for simple maintenance ongoing adjustment, requiring minimal labour resources to manoeuvre.

Spillage after the installation of the K-Containment Seal was reduced from 1 tonne to 8 kilograms. K-Sure Belt Support, with its fixed low friction slider bars instead of moving rollers, was also installed directly under the transfer point, using adjustable frames to ensure exact angles. This is the ideal combination of seal and belt support and our customer is highly delighted with the sustainable outcome of this productivity improvement.

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