PRC Packaging AS in Kristiansand, Norway, was recently acquired by one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies, Berry. The company in Norway produces plastic trays for the food industry. They were in need of an effective and fast solution to convey their PE Pellets from the sack-emptying machine to two different silos – a distance of 100 m.
The return of investment was estimated at 14 months – but it has turned out to be 12 months. ”The installation of a sack-emptying system together with Kongskilde’s pneumatic conveying system has resulted in a significant cost saving for us”, explains Svein H. Egestad, General Manager at Berry Bebo Food Packaging. ”We can now buy raw material in 25 kg bags instead of in bulk, which gives us a significant saving every time we purchase raw material. Furthermore, we have achieved effectiveness in terms of time consumption when receiving raw material for our production”, Svein Egestad concludes.
The system consists of modular standard elements and ensures safe conveying of the pellets into the silos in the shortest possible time. No waiting time occurs! The solution consists of a MultiAirÒ 3500 with frequency converter and an RF40 Rotary Valve. It is designed to be cost effective with low operating and maintenance costs.
This solution is unique in terms of safe operation without any risk of contamination of the plastic pellets.