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Spiroflow targets UK ingredients sector with new CTE Bulk Bag Filler

Manufacturers requiring safe, pin-point weighing accuracy and dust containment need look no further than Spiroflow Ltd, world-leading supplier of conveying and weighing systems: the company has launched the Cone Table Elite (CTE), adding to its range of bulk bag fillers available in the UK following the acquisition of Control & Metering of Ontario, Canada.

The CTE is filling technology designed to produce dense and safe bulk bags that are accurately weighed and stable when used with the most difficult ingredients, such as those found in the food, pharmaceutical, chemical, plastics, building and construction sectors.

Shifting millions of tonnes of potentially dangerous ingredients is part and parcel of many production processes for manufacturing companies, which must have systems and equipment in place that adhere to the European Union’s ATEX Directive 1999/92/E – implemented by the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) act in the UK.

Spiroflow is a world-leading manufacturer of ATEX approved conveying and bulk handling systems that meet regulatory requirements for transporting and handling powders and other materials in environments containing a potentially explosive atmosphere, such as sugar storage areas or flour silos.

Its ATEX compliant fillers, conveyors and bulk bag dischargers incorporate venting systems and dust prevention features to help companies maintain good cleaning routines.

Exceptionally well suited to filling ingredients that are hazardous, toxic, require sanitary handling or are difficult flowing, the CTE features the patented cone densification table, hang weighing and hang filling. This provides the ultimate in densification and weighing accuracy.

This bulk bag filler from Spiroflow can be adapted for use with rigid IBCs, drums or Gaylords and is easily configured for automatic pallet and filled bag handling. The single post, modular design allows easy access for rigging bulk bags of various sizes and is ideal for restricted space applications. Maximum bagging rates of up to 35+ bags/hour can be achieved.

Rob Hudson, Spiroflow Managing Director, said: "Bulk bags are one of the most convenient, cost effective methods of packaging, storage and transport. The CTE Bulk Bag Filler provides maximum product densification that ensures bag stability. It also means that you can put more material into your current bulk bag or use a smaller bulk bag for a given weight. Either way, operating cost savings are the result."

The primary objectives when filling a bulk bag are to produce a stable package that is easy and safe to handle, provides accurate weighing and effective dust control. Spiroflow’s whole range of bulk bag fillers, like the CTE, are ideally suited to the most challenging applications.

In addition to bulk bag fillers, Spiroflow Ltd is also a manufacturer of Flexible Screw Conveyors, Aero Mechanical Conveyors, Tubular Cable and Chain Drag Conveyors, Vacuum Conveyors, Bulk Bag Dischargers, Ingredients Handling and Weighing Systems. The company’s technical and engineering expertise has led to it developing an international reputation for an unrivalled range of products with state-of-the-art control systems.

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