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.
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.
Although the materials listed are traditionally handled manually, in a modern pulp and paper plant they are normally handled in Bulk Bags (FIBCs). Due to the large quantities used, bulk bags are replacing 50 lb. bags. Spiroflow's material handling systems help pulp and paper companies reduce dust, reduce cost & increase operator safety.
Spiroflow has developed a bulk bag discharge system which provides a proven solution for handling titanium dioxide and other poor flowing, cohesive products, which tend to bridge in hoppers, cause smearing of conveyor tubes and generally create production nightmares for process engineers.
Not all materials flow freely from a hopper, storage silo, bin, or other container. Their flow characteristics largely depend on the degree of coarseness in their particle shape and the amount of moisture or semi solid matter in their content. Different solutions to assisting material flow are required as the type of flow aid which may work with one material may not necessarily suit another, or even another grade of the same material. For these reasons, Spiroflow offers a wide selection of flow promoters to suit the characteristics of various materials.