Dust Free Container Loading
Loading or filling containers with Meat and Bone Meal using the traditional flinger or slinger generates a significant amount of dust, resulting in environmental and health and safety hazards.
Affco Wairoa contracted Conveyor Industries to eliminate these issues, along with the requirement to achieve maximum payload with minimal labour influence and input.
The system design consisted of a screw conveyor mounted on a support structure. The conveyor was fitted with a drive mechanisim that powers the conveyor into the container.
As the container is filled, the meal is compacted by the screw conveyor. When maximum compaction is reached, the screw conveyor automatically retracts 500 mm and the filling continues. This is repeated until the container is completely filled.
Depending on the available footprint, the system can be set up so that it is bypassed to accommodate the loading of open top trucks.
The system was successfully commissioned and to date, approximately 500 containers have been loaded – each achieving consistent, maximum payloads with trouble-free operation.