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Category: Bulk Material Handling

Effective Ingredient Handling: How to Optimize Production

June 13, 2017

Effective Ingredient Handling

When it comes to investing in new equipment, control of ingredients handling is a sector of food manufacturing that’s often given much lower priority than it deserves when compared to main process equipment. It’s important to ensure that your preferred supplier has a team of electrical (as well as mechanical designers) who understand your requirements and can provide sound advice and fast back up.

Mechanical Conveyor Choices: Everything to Consider

October 19, 2016

Mechanical Conveyor Choices: Everything to Consider Before You Buy
Selecting the best mechanical conveyor for your application is crucial to your processing success and your bottom line. Here at Spiroflow, we have a comprehensive range of conveyors that processers can choose from. Our primary objective is to provide you with the safest, most efficient, and most reliable conveying solution for your application. We work with our customers to make sure they get the exact conveyor for their needs. We’ve been doing it for decades and we’ll do it for you. This article will break down what you should keep in mind when working with a conveyor manufacturer. You’ll also [...]

What is Bulk Material Handling?

September 15, 2016

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       If you’re asking the question ‘What is Bulk Material Handling’ you are likely new to process manufacturing or looking to solve a current need in your production process.  Either way, we can help.  At Spiroflow we’ve been helping customers with their bulk material handling needs for over 45 years.  So we’d like to share a few insights with you. The term ‘bulk material handling’ generally refers to the engineering involved in designing mechanical equipment to handle and process bulk materials.  Bulk powders, granules, flakes or pellets are supplied and delivered in a variety of different containers.  These are typically […]

Bulk Material Handling Solutions at Foodex

March 10, 2016

Award-winning Spiroflow will showcase its latest state-of-the-art bulk material handling and process conveying solutions for moving food ingredients during the Foodex Show at the NEC in Birmingham (April 18-20). Transferring food powders, flakes and granules from one area to another for processing, packaging and distribution requires a system that is fast, easy to route, has few moving parts, leaves minimal residue and provides dust-tight operation – all essential when dealing with potentially combustible material.  As well as providing a comprehensive range of equipment and testing facilities, an outstanding level of customer service is part and parcel of Spiroflow’s ATEX approved conveying and […]

Bulk Bag Handling Transportation and Storage

March 7, 2016

bulk bag filler
Spiroflow, a worldwide leader in bulk bag handling, offers solutions from conveying to bulk bag filling and bulk bag unloading systems to end of line robotic palletizing. The easiest method of transporting bulk bags is on pallets (or skid sheets) using a forklift or pallet truck. Considerations When Using Pallets The ideal size of the pallet is large enough so that the rounded section of the bulk bag does not overlap the edges of the pallet.  When the two palletized bulk bags are placed side by side the bags must not touch.  This will minimize the risk of damage to the bag [...]

Bulk Material Handling Supplier Wins Prestigious Awards

August 18, 2015

Leading bulk material handling supplier, Spiroflow Ltd, has won two ‘Company of the Year’ awards, adding the UK based Food Processing magazine accolade in June to the prestigious UK SHAPA (Solids Handling and Processing Association) Company of the Year Award presented in April. Spiroflow Ltd, which services customers in the UK and Europe, edged out strong competition for the SHAPA title which is given to the UK organization that has achieved the most by promoting best practices, setting aspirational industry standards and increasing sales.  Just weeks later the influential UK based Food Processing magazine, awarded Spiroflow Ltd their 2014 Company of the […]

Selecting Safe Powder Handling Equipment

August 20, 2014

Select Safe Powder Handling Equipment
Operator safety is a major consideration when selecting automated powder handling equipment. Manual packaging can be a laborious, repetitive and monotonous task, frequently carried out in a dusty, noisy, or otherwise unpleasant environment.  Workplace injuries under these conditions can be frequent - lifting, repetitive strain, breathing or respiratory problems, hearing loss and others.  Lost time at work, human error, high staff turnover, shift rotations and mandatory breaks are all a constant drain on productivity and efficiency. Installing an automated powder handling solution can address a number of potential safety issues and simultaneously improve productivity, the work environment, and employee morale. When [...]