Way to keep crumpets on the move


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Related tags: Conveyor belt, Pallet, Belt

Astec Conveyors recently installed two new RG Luma Automation lines to increase speed of crumpet production at Honeytop Speciality Foods.

Once stacked, the crumpets are fed to four flow-wrapping machines. Honeytop asked Astec to design a conveying system from the discharge of the flow wrappers in the production hall, through to the warehouse for packing into baskets or cases for palletising.

The task was a tricky one as the flow wrappers were located between the RG Luma lines and the space restrictions created difficulties for access and integration. Also, a clear passageway had to be maintained to allow pallet trucks free movement between the lines.

Astec Conveyors designed, manufactured and installed a stainless steel, food-quality modular plastic belt conveying system, combining a series of 11.5cm slat conveyors plus 90° and 180° bends.

RG Luma allowed the outer guarding of the robot machines to be modified to create a passageway through the machines. This allowed wrapped product to be discharged from the flow wrappers down a chute to a low level conveyor, to be transported through the machines, up an inclined modular conveyor belt and into the warehouse via overhead modular plastic slat conveyors.

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Contact: Astec Conveyors 
Tel: 01283 210333

Related topics: Bakery

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