Spotlight on …
Materials Handling Concetti S.P.A
in the Italian food industry. The main requirement for Mignini & Petrini in the modernisation of
CONCETTI BAGGING SOLUTION FOR ANIMAL FEED, HIGH SPEED TURNKEY LINE
its packaging plants is to be increasingly competitive in the stockfeed
Concetti S.P.A, Bastia
market, not only providing retailers with improved packaging but also
Umbra, Italy, has supplied
giving the end user higher quality products whilst paying special
two full line bagging lines
attention to the environment with a reduced use of plastics. Concetti S.p.A has supplied the most innovative, efficient and
for animal feed to Mignini & Petrini, an established and famous name
cutting edge technologies available. Two fully automatic turnkey lines each consisting of duplex “high precision” belt fed net weighers, bag filling machines
Fully automatic turn-key solution for animal feed
model “IGF 1200”, our four column robot
The very best equipment for a smart factory
place, layer squaring and compression,
palletising machine featuring bag pick,
and innovative ring type, power prestretch wrapper to wrap pallets in a more sustainable way with minimal film. This type of high speed line, characterised with the ultimate flexibility, is the Concetti flagship feature, enabling customers to easily package – with just one plant – different kinds of animal feeds ranging from powders to cubes, as well as ground, flat, flaky and laminated products. The capacity of the bagging machine is up to 1,200 bag/h when handling free flowing products in 25kg bags. Stoppage time between products is reduced to a minimum by the Concetti fully automatic changeover feature taking just 60 seconds from the HMI
Features: Capacity 1200 bags/hour Automatic format change in 90 seconds Industry 4.0 ready
Advantages: Tailor made Flexible Affordable Easy cleaning
CONCETTI S.p.A. S.S. 75 Centrale Umbra km 4,190 Fraz. Ospedalicchio 06083 BASTIA UMBRA (Perugia) - Italy Tel. +39 075 801.561 Fax +39 075 800.0894
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keyboard. The neat, square shape of the finished pallets are a result of the layer squaring and compression feature of the Concetti four-column palletiser that guarantees this packaging system remains one step ahead. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
may be applicable. Crostons will advise and implement should action
From the time that the Company was
formed in 1976 Croston Engineering
In addition to its 41 years’ service and experience in serving the
has been closely involved in the design
industry the Company’s standing is enhanced by being an Approved
and building of process plants for the
SAFEContractor, a recognised standard of competence in the
animal feed, human food and associated
industries, that also include grain,
Tarvin Mill, Barrow Lane, Tarvin, Chester CH3 8JF
brewery, distillers, pet food, fertilisers
Tel: 01829 741119 Fax: 01829 741169
etc. for clients throughout the U.K.
A major part of this work relates to providing mechanical handling
equipment that is in accordance with the throughput requirement of production equipment such as mixers, grinders, pelleters, etc. The Company’s involvement begins at the mechanical intake of
Fischbein Your strategy to Invest by FISCHBEIN ?
raw materials via elevators, conveyors, rubble separators and magnets
Investing in machinery and
into storage bins, plus the pneumatic conveying of powdered ingredients
equipment should be on
into their designated additive storage bins which are fitted with correctly
top of every company’s
sized dust filter units.
priority list if it aims to boost
A DURAVANT COMPANY
Bin hoppers and dischargers are designed to suit the materials
its productivity and production, and ultimately, positively contribute to
being handled and their associated weighers sized to maximise
the overall economy. The logic behind it is simple: by investing in the
weighing accuracy before being transferred to blending. Then on via
latest M&E, a company is able to save time and money as it doubles
transit bins and associated conveyors through the production cycle to
its manpower’s production efforts.
finished products storage prior to packing and bulk outloading.
If your business consists of ‘bagged products’, in any industry,
Many projects involve upgrading and extensions to existing
Fischbein has a solution to fulfil your needs. From low-cost Manual
plants which may, as a consequence, require reassessment to ensure
sealers, semi-automated Industrial bag sealers and sewing systems and
continued compliance with DSEAR/ATEX Explosion Regulations as
sewing consumables, to high speed fully automated bagging and
& TECHNOLOGY materials, From From the the intake intake of of raw raw materials, processing, and through processing, and on to the through processing, andon onto tothe the outloading products outloading of offinished finishedproducts productsour 25 practical experience is ouryes’ 41 practical experience 40 years’ years’ practical experience available to to you. is available to you you CROSTON ENGINEERING LTD. TARVIN MILL, BARROW LANE, TARVIN, CHESTER CH3 8JF Telephone: (01829) 741119 Fax: (01829) 741169 E.Mail: email@example.com Web: www.croston-engineering.co.uk
Finished Products Distribution System incorporating elevators, conveyors and pellet screening.
CROSTON ENGINEERING LTD PROCESS PLANT ENGINEERS TO THE ANIMAL FEED, PET FOOD, GRAIN, BAKERY, FLOUR, FOOD, PHARMACEUTICAL AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES.
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feeds manufacturer. The key requirement was the need to remove the time consuming hand-weighing element of the production while, at the same time, speeding up the delivery of ingredients and improving accuracy. This was over ten years ago and, with normal routine Left: Fischbein palletizer
maintenance the system is still working perfectly well. Since that first installation Game Engineering has delivered and installed a number of Micro-Ingredient Weighments systems and because these are machines that are manufactured to order, each one has been tailored to the customers’ specific requirement. The system consists of between six and ten mezzanine mounted ingredient bins. The bins can vary in capacity depending on the ingredient, however
palletizing solutions. With finance available at cost effective rates,
two bins with a capacity of 1,000kg and the remaining at 250/300kg is
companies can invest in technology now, enabling them to produce
a configuration that customers seem to prefer.
their products faster, neater and with lower labour costs, within minimal initial financial outlay.
The contents of each bin are automatically discharged into the weigher until the correct weight is reached and then transferred down
Manufactured right here in the UK, as well as Europe and the
into a central weigh hopper which is mounted on load-cells. Once all the
US, we’re always here for you. The most important thing we build is
bins are discharged and the contents of the weigh hopper pneumatically
relationships. We do that by listening first. When you pick up the phone,
conveyed onwards, the entire process is repeated automatically. A
we answer. When there’s a challenge, we meet it. When there’s a
bucket filter fitted with a reverse jet minimises any dust during the
problem, we solve it. Not just before the sale, but also for years after
installation. Should you wish to discuss the solutions available for your business, call us today to see how we can assist with your company’s
The real benefit of the Micro-Ingredient Weighments system is its repeatability and complete control of ingredient delivery. All structural steelwork can be offered in painted or galvanised
mild steel and 304 stainless steel. The ingredient bins, feeders and
weigh hopper are 304 stainless steel.
Tel: 08443722877 E: sales@fischbein-Saxon.co.uk
For more information please contact Game Engineering on 01522
868021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Game Engineering Taking the hard work out of ingredient additions.
KSE Process Technology
Game Engineering has delivered
KSE Process Technology is a
a further micro-ingredient
family business that has grown
weighments system to a pet-
steadily over the last 40 years to
foods manufacturer who is
become a worldwide concern.
already seeing considerable improvements in product consistency.
We supply everything your
The first Micro-Ingredient Weighments system was originally
factory needs to dose, weigh
designed in-house as part of a much larger project for a major animal
and transport your materials. Besides dosing and weighing systems themselves, we provide automation solutions and services for producers of powders, pellets and granulates for the animal feed and related industries. The portfolio of KSE dosing and weighing solutions covers everything from micro up to macro components, with dose rates from 1 gram to above 6,000 kg. Next to this, KSE’s future-proof PROMAS ST process control system completely automates animal feed and food industry factories. Remote support with on-line diagnostics and a 24hour helpdesk are available to customers around the world. Although many of our products are standard, all our systems can be optimized to your requirements with different options and modifications. To find out more visit www.kse.nl
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stocks one million buckets in 178 sizes manufactured in polyethylene,
Established since 1987 we are
nylon, and polyurethane. Aluminium, ductile iron and fabricated steel
a private family owned and
buckets are available by request. Typical agricultural bucket uses are
run business specialising in
grain, feed, fertilizer and seed. Popular styles include CC-HD (Heavy
the Agricultural sectors with a
Duty), CC-XD (Xtreme Duty) and Super EuroBucket. This vast array
particular emphasis in the Animal Feed Sector.
of product allows Tapco to provide customers with the right bucket for
Located in the South West of England we supply a large range
the application. State-of-the-art injection moulding machines assure
of bespoke paper/polythene sacks, FIBC’s, flexible polythene films for
the most consistent product in the industry. Tapco buckets are known
automated production and specialist laminated pouches.
worldwide for their strength and precise discharge characteristics.
We provide quality products at competitive rates by listening
Strong, thick walls “give” and “yield” to withstand hang-ups and return
to our clients specific requirements. We are interested in long term
to their original shape. The CC-XD is moulded with 35-50% MORE
relationships and this is reflected in our attitude.
resin than the classic CC-HD – to guarantee very dense, long wearing
So if you are looking to reinvigorate your packaging image, launch new products to your existing range or simply looking for advice, talk to us
surfaces. Super EuroBuckets replace steel buckets and provide equal or greater capacity for your elevator. Tapco maintains 15 million elevator bolts in 60 sizes in six styles:
today and allow us to transform the way you purchase your packaging. Contact Barrie or Jon: TEL 0117 9863791
No. 1 Flat Countersunk Head, No. 3 Slotted and Ribbed Head, Fanged,
Pointed Fanged, Western 3-Prong Head and Reference 70 Head w/
mating Oval Washer. Bolts are available in Carbon Steel, Stainless
Steel, 316 Stainless, 18-8 Stainless, Zinc Plate and Yellow Zinc.
Or visit our website: www.orchard-packaging.co.uk
Tapco also has a large inventory of abrasion resistant sheeting, hanger bearings, drag flights and belt splices.
225 Rock Industrial Park Drive,
Tapco Inc. manufactures
St. Louis, Missouri 63044 U.S.A.
the most widely accepted
Tel: +1 314 739 9191
line of non-metallic elevator buckets (cups) in the industry. Tapco
ACCESSIBILITY ROBUST MAINTENANCE
To find out more visit www.alfra.nl
Fax: +1 314 739 5880 Website: www.tapcoinc.com
Materials handling in the feed industry