01

Challenge

When the Garage Beer Company took the decision to set up in Barcelona, the owners did not foresee the problems they would have in adhering to strict city regulations relating to noise disruption. The regulations specified that sound insulation had to be applied not just to the ceiling of the brewery but also the brew house floor. In effect the business was losing 45cm of ceiling height due to sound insulation, which left little room for the brewery plant.

At this point the owners had already formalised the agreement for the brewery plant so they had to work within the boundaries they were given. This meant they needed to find a way to transport malt into the mash tun without handling it too roughly, and without the conveyor taking up too much space. (Read More)

 

02

Customerization

The M75 Powderflight Conveyor transports 25kg bags of malt and lifts the malt to a point over the mash tun. It is then dropped into a hydrator where it is mixed with hot water to form a mixture called the mash.

The M75 Conveyor benefits from the following features:

  • Minimal headroom requirement.
  • A compact hopper and grille.
  • A steep (adjustable) operating angle.
  • Low noise level.
  • Stainless steel contact parts.
  • Powder coated non-contact parts.

As well as operating in restricted spaces, Powderflight Conveyors are suitable for a wide range of materials. They maintain low noise levels during operation, have low power requirements and are cost effective to use. If David hadn’t discovered the M75 Powderflight Conveyor, the Garage Beer Company would have had problems conforming to the noise regulations, as the remaining space would have been insufficient to function as a brewery. (Read More)

03

Outcome

The Garage Beer Company is described as a brewery with a tasting room, and is a seven point five barrel plant. The company directors looked at various sites for the company until they found the present building. One of the sites they considered was a former garage and this is where the business derived its name. Unfortunately the building turned out to be too small for the needs of the business but the management liked the name so much that they adopted it. (Read More)

 

Testimonial

“Coming across the UniTrak Powderflight Conveyor was a real boost. Up until then it looked like we were going to have to settle for a noisy augur which would have taken up too much space. The UP conveyor is surprisingly quiet and has a small footprint.”

-David Welsh, GBC Consultant.