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January 6, 2009
A ‘Spiroflow’ Aero-Mechanical Conveyor was the conveyor of choice for The Orkney Herring Company Ltd when, back in June 2005, their Managing Director, Mr Ken Sutherland, came to choose a conveyor for the upgrade and expansion of their ingredients handling system. As Ken Sutherland, confirms, “We saw the Spiroflow advertisement, concluded that an Aero-Mechanical Conveyor was a match for what we wanted and were very impressed by the technical support we received from the outset. We have been very satisfied with the performance of the equipment since”.
November 13, 2008
We supplied two Bulk Bag Dischargers, two Rigid Bin Dischargers, three Bulk Bag Fillers, a Fountain Blender and ten Flexible Screw Conveyors to Dekura when they (Dekura – formerly Polypro Ltd) increased the capacity of their PVC-U re-cycling facility in Telford, UK at the beginning of 2007. As their Environment and Development Manager, Sean Heath, comments, “We are pleased with the design of the equipment and the quality of the workmanship. Our operators like the plant – it looks after itself”. All of the controls for this equipment were designed and manufactured by Spiroflow such that they could be integrated […]
September 3, 2008
We announce the addition of a new, economic range of flexible silos that provide tailor-made solutions for the quick, efficient and safe storing of bulk solids and ingredients for most industries. Unlike steel or aluminum silos, our new ‘Spirostore’ Flexible Silos are made of a robust, durable and yet flexible polyester fabric supported on a steel frame. They can store up to 7,000 ft3 of dry bulk material of up to 90,000 lbs in weight. ‘Spirostore’ Flexible Silos are manufactured like a custom-made suit regarding shape, size and the type of polyester fabric selected. They are adapted to meet each […]
July 7, 2008
A ‘Spiroflow’ Aero-Mechanical Conveyor was the natural choice for Patak’s Foods Ltd when choosing a conveyor for the upgrade and expansion of their ingredients handling systems, at their Leigh, Lancashire, UK factory, early in 2008. As Projects Manager, Ray Brown, confirms, “We did our homework and concluded that an Aero-Mechanical Conveyor was what we needed. We talked to several suppliers and chose Spiroflow because they offered us the best deal. We are well satisfied with the performance of the equipment and the support we got from Spiroflow”.
June 1, 2008
When it comes to tea, Tetley is the UK’s favourite cup of! Their entire range of teas are blended and packed at their impressive factory at Eaglescliffe, Teesside in the North East of the country, using leaf material originating from places as far apart as Indonesia, India and Kenya. Much of the tea at Eaglescliffe is prepared in a blending system supplied by Spiroflow back in 2004. Their current output is running at 50 million tea bags per week! So, in early 2006, when it was decided to improve the efficiency of their Decaffeinated Tea handling, by taking delivery of […]
A ‘Spiroflow’ Bulk Bag Discharger puts on a good face for Innospec Ltd – a subsidiary of Innospec Inc
May 19, 2008
In June 2007 UK based Innospec Ltd, a subsidiary of Innospec Inc, started operations on the first new-build plant on their Ellesmere Port site since 1996. Their ‘show-case’ plant, which manufactures products for personal care applications, includes a ‘Spiroflow’ Big Bag Discharger with integral Flexible Screw Conveyor as the means of charging the process reactor. The main ingredient of the product is delivered to site in big bags (FIBC’s). For each batch, the contents of several big bags are charged into the process reactor together with a catalyst from 25kg bags added manually through the Discharger’s access doors. Charging the […]
April 9, 2008
Back in 2004, Building Adhesives Ltd, manufacturers of ‘BAL’ and ‘Dunlop’ construction adhesives, chose 2 ‘Spiroflow’ Flexible Screw Conveyors as part of a new production line. This new line, which generally meets current production targets through single shift working, was designed and installed to replace 3 aging production lines that all had to work through a double shift to keep up with demand. The 2 conveyors deliver minor additives from sack tip stations to weigh hoppers above a mixing station. Each conveyor is fed from 25kg bags that are slit open on a grill above a buffer hopper. Several sacks […]
February 2, 2008
Dublin, Ireland based Gem Pack Foods are well pleased with the performance of the ‘Spiroflow’ Big Bag (FIBC) Discharger supplied to them through our Irish representative Powder Process Systems. Their ‘Fawema’ packing machine has 2 feed points, one requires product be delivered at a metered feed rate and the other has it’s own auger to regulate the flow from a mass transfer system. Only one feed point can be in operation at any time. Either way, product feed to the packing head must have a consistent flowability and has to be de-aerated within specified tolerances. To deliver the products to […]
January 10, 2008
We are delighted that brand leader Premier Foods have recently purchased 2 of our Big Bag Dischargers and 4 of our Flexible Screw Conveyors to deliver processed product to packing lines at their Histon site. The product in question is SMASH Instant Mashed Potato. As Premier Foods’ 1970’s ‘Martians’ advertisement has been voted the best TV ad of all time, SMASH ranks among the UK’s best known consumer brands. Premier Foods operate 7 production sites in the UK and employ over 3,000 people. Their Histon site has been in existence for over 100 years with a complement of around 350 […]
December 2, 2007
The managers and operatives at Colin Stewart Minchem’s Winsford, Cheshire site are pleased with the performance of their ‘Spiroflow’ Big Bag Discharger even though it is not being used for the job it was originally bought! Colin Stewart Minchem Ltd are soon to change their name to AMCOL Minerals Europe to better reflect their business activities. They are part of the AMCOL International Corporation; which, through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading international producer and marketer of value-added, specialty minerals and related products. The Company’s products serve 12 major markets, including detergents, personal care, speciality minerals, pet products, building materials, […]