Flexible Conveyor System required for varying product flows and infeed points
2 Sisters Food Group needed a conveyor system installation to transport their potato products from existing line equipment to a new food transfer pump. Within the final process, the UK-based food manufacturer also needed to be able to dynamically weigh the potatoes. It was important that the line was flexible and moveable as it needed to convey products from varying infeed points to the fixed discharge position. The product flow, differing between 2-6 tons per hour depending on specific product, needed to be monitored and logged.
Cantilever and lockable castor features allow for conveyor flexibility
Our FEG engineering team designed, supplied and installed a set of 4 conveyors with lockable castors, allowing them to be easily moved depending on line requirements. The main conveyor has a cantilever design, with a quick-release tail roller for easy belt removal and an independent middle frame for a built-in dynamic weigh scale.
Between 2 – 6 tons per hour of potatoes products weighed, monitored and logged
The flexible nature of the conveyors allows the 2 Sisters factory team to configure them in 4 or 5 possible orientations to cater for the different product flows. The cantilever design of the dynamic weighing conveyor also allows it to fit around pre-existing production equipment when in one particular orientation.