Some of the Baulé UK formulations require fillers which were added to the blending process by hand meaning various implications in terms of health and safety and product consistency as material would be dispensed at an uneven rate. There were a number of criteria that had to be met by introducing an automated process. Reduction in loss of material into the mixing process, providing a more even integration of the filler material, reduction in manual labour required to lift and move the filler material, be suitable for use in a confined space and it needed to be cost effective and save time. (Read More)
Phil Booth, Sales Manager at UniTrak Powderflight visited Baulé’s Cheadle based facility to assess the best solution for improving the addition of filler to the process. Phil identified the necessity for a compact footprint in which the machine would need to be manoeuvred. The full brief was also discussed in detail including the need to contain as much product as possible, minimise dust and improve the health and safety implications of handling a powder product, a paramount criterion. The M-75 Powderflight was determined to be the recommended equipment for Baulé’s specific application (Read More)
The M75 Powderflight Conveyor satisfied all testing criteria and was installed in the Baulé UK facility in Cheadle, Manchester. In the three years since installation there have been no breakdowns or faults and maintenance is rarely required. Baulé UK source any spare parts directly from UniTrak Powderflight and contract all servicing and maintenance tasks to them too.
“We looked at many aeromechanical conveyor manufacturers but none gave us the confidence that Phil (Booth) and his team at UniTrak Powderflight exhibited. Being able to see our product being tested and having them fully understand our need from the mixing process means we have a machine that has absolutely met our expectations.”
-Phil Horner, Director of Engineering, Baulé UK.
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