A major international bottled water producer needed to increase the throughput of bottled water, each bottle weighing approximately 20Kg
It was decided with the client to create a new transfer line from the existing bottling line to a new caged pallet line to reduce the amount of handling. This transfer line consists of part line-shaft powered roller and part gravity roller conveyors. The bottles from the transfer line are loaded into cage-type pallets, which are then removed by a forklift truck. The filled pallets each weigh approximately 800Kg
Because the transfer line is regularly washed down with cleansing fluid for hygienic purposes, the powered roller and part gravity roller conveyors are fabricated in stainless steel. The caged pallet conveyor, which includes a turntable unit is fabricated in mild steel.
This new system has significantly increased the throughput of bottled water, reduced handling costs increased and bottom-line profit.