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Shrink pack elevator layout issues resolved

Supplier: AmbaFlex By: Wouter Dirks
02 March, 2017

AmbaFlex is always open to engineering special machines for special customers. So, together with the integrator, AmbaFlex sales engineers came to a clever and compact solution.

A fast-growing beer bottler was faced with a real challenge when conducting a complete modernisation of their filling and packaging area. About a dozen of the shrink packing lines needed elevation in some stages between the first and second shrink wrapping and the palletizing stations, but there was no space available.

The integrator awarded the order was familiar with such can filling and packing lines handling up to 75,000 units per hour, but the layout was more of a challenge! The cans are first packed in shrink film in formations such as 2×2, 2×3, 2×4, 3×4. These are then secondary packed together on a tray in a variety over 75 pack formations. The resulting trays of packs vary from small to very large, a real challenge to handle on conveyors in the available space.

AmbaFlex is always open to engineering special machines for special customers.
So, together with the integrator, AmbaFlex sales engineers analysed the different flows and lines in the layout and came to a clever and compact solution. Analyses showed that if the 300 and 500-wide flows of shrink packs could be combined into specially designed dual-lane spirals, the issues could be solved. And it’s for just this reason that AmbaFlex always encourages personal contact between parties as both bring their own special knowledge to the table.

A special SpiralVeyor SV X500/300 was then designed, most of which are now in operation. The complete spiral conveyor turned out to be very compact at only 2500 mm in diameter. This is a record in compactness in the market, only made possible thanks to the AmbaFlex Slim Line design.

The final result is a very efficient layout for the end user who not needs to either extend the building or make other compromises to complete the modernisation.

One more proof of AmbaFlex’s leading position in Spiral Conveyor Solutions!