Within our case studies section, you will find a range of case studies that feature our product range and illustrate the various methods we use to successfully handle and move a vast array of ingredients. You can search case studies either by product, by industry or by material.
Building Adhesives needed a new production line to meet output targets through single shift working & replace three aging lines each requiring double shifts to keep up with demand. Two (2) flexible screw conveyors were installed to transfer minor additives from bag dump stations to weigh hoppers above the mixer.
Innospec replicated their application at another plant making chemicals for personal care products. The main ingredient is delivered in bulk bags. Spiroflow supplied a bulk bag unloader with an integral flexible screw conveyor to supply the reactor. 55 lb/25 kg bags of catalyst are added through the unloader’s access doors.
Faced with growing demand, Everbuild, manufacturer of building sealants, adhesives & fillers, installed a new mixer alongside an existing machine. They then needed to load bulk materials & minor additives into both mixers. Spiroflow supplied a loss-in-weight bulk bag unloader to dispense accurate quantities. Minor additives, are loaded through an adjacent bag dump station.
The basic bag dump station includes an open fronted bag dump cabinet with a dust extraction outlet for connection to a separate dust collector or existing extraction plant. A bag is placed on the mesh support shelf and manually slit. The contents fall directly into the inlet of a flexible screw, aero mechanical or vacuum conveyor. The type and size of the conveyor is determined by the flow rate, conveying distance and flow properties of the product.