Conditioner for shampoo manufacturer
25 January 2013
Flexicon (Europe) has solved a material transfer problem for Fillcare, a subsidiary of French producer Fareva which has a production plant in Mid Glamorgan and specialises in shampoo and skincare products. Recently
Recently it invested in a pneumatic, vacuum, bulk materials transfer system to move raw materials from bulk bags to manufacturing vessel. A fatty alcohol in the form of wax flakes caused a flow and compacting problem. This was resolved by Flexicon which recently designed and commissioned a dedicated bulk bag conditioner to sit upstream of the bulk transfer system. The conditioner's two hydraulic rams with specially-contoured end plates press opposing sides of bulk bags to loosen material that has solidified during storage and shipment, enabling bulk bag unloaders to discharge material through bag spouts.
An optional, hydraulicallyactuated, variable-height turntable allows in-frame bag rotation and conditioning of bulk bags at varying heights.