How STATEC BINDER helped an Egyptian animal feed producer to realize the move to fully automatic bagging and palletizing and to increase the output.
The products of one of the leading feed producers in Egypt are very popular with customers due to their high quality. The feed producer relied on STATEC BINDER for the changeover to fully automatic packaging and palletizing in conjunction with a significant increase in production.
Change to fully automatic bagging & palletizing
- woven PP bags
- filling of 1100 bags per hour
- filling weight 25 kg and 50 kg
- airtight closure
- palletizing of the filled bags
High-performance bagging machine CERTOPAC with gravity feed net weigher and Over Tape Bag Sealer as well as high-performance robot palletizer PRINCIPAL-R
- CERTOPAC for bagging of the products
- capacity of 1100 bags for 25 kg
- capacity of 1000 bags for 50 kg
- Over Tape Bag Sealer for a secure and airtight closure
- PRINCIPAL-R for palletizing the bags due to low space requirement
The feed producer was looking for a strong partner for its location in the north of Egypt. With the manual bagging systems, it was no longer possible to achieve an increase in capacity. The move to fully automatic packaging lines was therefore the next big step in connection with the construction of a new factory. With this change, the average output of 600 bags per hour with the manual bagging lines was to be increased to 1100 bags per hour with the new fully automatic bagging lines. For the new bagging lines, high quality and a top design were of great importance for the feed producer. STATEC BINDER’s impressive reference list in the animal feed industry and decades of experience in handling woven PP bags, as well as intensive and competent advice and cooperation during the planning phase, were convincing factors.
Four new bagging lines were planned, consisting of the CERTOPAC high-performance bagging machine with gravity feed net weigher and Over Tape Bag Sealer as well as the PRINCIPAL-R high-performance robot palletizer. During the planning phase, it was decided to replace a manual bagging system in the existing factory. Due to the achieved increase in performance and quality, the customer decided to replace a second manual line in the existing factory. A total of six CERTOPAC including weighing systems and bag closing systems as well as PRINCIPAL-R were delivered.
“With the CERTOPAC we were able to achieve the desired output of 1000 bags per hour for the 50 kg bags and 1100 bags per hour for the 25 kg bags. Besides, the CERTOPAC is a very robust bagging machine and has been proven for use in harsh environmental conditions. Although the bagging machines had to be adapted to the relatively large bag dimensions, this worked without any problems. The PRINCIPAL-R is ideally suited for the customer because the robot palletizer requires less space than a conventional high-level palletizer,” says Günter Haiden, Executive Manager Sales & Marketing STATEC BINDER, explaining the reasons for choosing the machines. He further explains that the Over Tape Bag Sealer is ideal for a counterfeit-proof and in particular airtight closure, which was an important point for the customer.
The challenge with this project, as with so many others, was to plan the two packaging lines for the existing factory in the limited space available, because the fully automatic packaging lines now required more space than the old manual lines. The challenge was solved by feeding two silos to each packaging line.
Wolfgang Kober, Head of Project Management STATEC BINDER, continues: “The fact that all packaging lines for the existing and the new factory had to be designed and built identically was also challenging. But our experienced planning team also mastered this task with excellence”. The feed producer had also built its own factory for bag production, which was supplied by Starlinger. Starlinger and STATEC BINDER had already worked together on the Over Tape Bag Sealer system in conjunction with IC Star bags.
Günter Haiden, Executive Manager Sales & Marketing
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