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‘Spiroflow’ Aero-Mechanical Conveyors – a moving story!

June 3, 2009

Keeling & Walker Ltd of Stoke-on-Trent, UK is the world’s largest producer of Tin Oxide. Not only is Tin Oxide a very abrasive material, it is very difficult to handle: it smears, doesn’t flow well and readily bridges. So, back in early 2007, when Operations Manager, Martyn Pedley, came to choose a replacement for a troublesome bucket elevator, he was concerned to find a conveyor that would be man enough for the job and, in addition, which would eliminate the fugitive emissions to improve the working environment too. The problems with the bucket elevator were caused by the abrasive product […]

We filled 27,000 Bulk Bags of Sulfur in 14 weeks!

April 21, 2009

Two of our ‘Spirofil’ Bulk Bag Fillers were key to the successful recycling of over 36,000 tons of sulfur. Sulfur is a by-product of diesel fuel that’s applied to the land as a fertiliser amongst its many other uses. Until recently, the market value of sulfur had remained depressed at $100 a ton, and for one the longest periods ever. This made the cost of recovery uneconomic so, it was just stockpiled as a result. However, when the price increased five-fold to $500 a ton at the end of 2007, recovery became a profit opportunity for the owners of an […]

A ‘Spiroflow’ Aero-Mechanical Conveyor – 14 years sterling service!

March 8, 2009

For the last 14 years Excelso Coffee & Tea, based in Norcross, Georgia, has been using a ‘Spiroflow’ Aero-Mechanical Conveyor in its flavoured coffee production operation without replacement of any parts. Excelso is a custom provider of coffee and condiments to offices, vending machine outlets and for private label sales. The Model PC3 Aero-Mechanical Conveyor (AMC) was manufactured and installed by us at Excelso’s production facility in 1994. Operating intermittently eight hours a day, five days a week, the AMC is used to convey flavoured coffee from a Vee-Ribbon blender to a storage hopper ready for packaging into coffee pouches […]

Highest accuracy ‘Spirofil’ Big Bag Filler yet – for Nanotubes

February 21, 2009

We are delighted to have been entrusted to supply our highest accuracy ever ‘Spirofil’ Big Bag Filler to the world’s first industrial scale Nanotube manufacturing facility in Sambreville, Belgium. The customer, Nanocyl S.A., considered other suppliers too but Project Engineer, Michel Wattiaux, and Process Inventor, Christoph Bossout, were convinced by our guarantees of accuracy. Monsieur Wattiaux’s has also had an earlier, positive relationship with us, and our local agent, whilst working previously for a major Belgian chemical company. The order was secured with the assistance of PHC International, our experienced and well-respected agent in Belgium. Traditionally, for most industrial applications, […]

A ‘Spiroflow’ Aero-Mechanical Conveyor ‘herring’ on the side of caution!

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”.

Spiroflow – in the frame!

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 […]

New ‘Spirostore’ Flexible Silos

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 […]

A ‘Spiroflow’ Aero-Mechanical Conveyor – is spicing it up for Patak’s!

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”.

‘Spiroflow’ Bulk Bag Discharger – Tea time, T6 to be precise!

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 […]