Process-engineering solutions for plants handling chemical powders and bulk solids
Customer requirement: A small high growth company who manufacture a range of wheat filled microwavable ‘heatpack’ products for domestic retail market needed a solution to fill the woven heatpacks using a simple semi-automatic packing system, to increase production and de-skill their current manual packing method.
Gimat solution: The application was quite unique as the customer had been filling the woven heatpacks manually and was unsure as to whether the system would satisfy all of their needs. The customer having no on site engineering staff looked to GIMAT to produce a cost effective simple to operate reliable packing solution.
This application was customer driven and GIMAT produced a tailored engineered solution to ensure that the customer demands were met, GIMAT provided the mechanical installation and commissioning of the systems.
Customer requirement: Current management team have experienced a surge in growth for their repacked range of homeopathic plain and fragrance bath salts. To maintain pace with demand the customer installed a new multi-head weighing system and needed a bulk handling solution to deliver both plain and mixed bath salts to the packing machine.
Gimat solution: The customer was very specific with the requirements as this new system represented a significant investment and was a key aspect to their growth targets. GIMAT provided Westlab with on-site trials to prove the vertical mixing technology would work effectively with the range of fragrances that they would be mixing with the plain salts. The customer provided GIMAT with a footprint of the space available and the engineering team then had to provide a solution to work within the site restrictions.