The effect of this increased pressure on food manufacturers has resulted in a spike in orders for materials handling equipment, such as Spiroflow’s industry-leading Cone Table Elite (CTE) – a high-speed bulk bag filler solution that delivers the best densification in the industry of 10-20% more fill per bag.
Given its superior capabilities, Spiroflow’s CTE bulk bag filler is able to provide a fast ROI. As bag densification results in more product per bag, production environments will be able to accrue some valuable cost benefits, including the ability to use shorter bags, resulting in a 5% reduction in bag cost for every 10% reduction inside seam height; a saving in packaging costs and floor space as fewer bags are required; reduced shipping costs – given that a standard shipping container normally holds 20 bulk bags, by using a CTE bulk bag filler, the equivalent of 4 extra bags can be accommodated in a container (based on a 20% increase of product in a bag due to densification) – that’s 1 in 5 containers paid for by the CTE.
The CTE’s hang weighing system, which delivers a weighing accuracy as tight as +/- 907g, features a weigh frame that floats on a three-point load cell system. Only the weigh frame, fill head, hanger arms, and the bulk bag are weighed, which significantly reduces the dead load seen by the weighing system resulting in more accurate and consistent weighing performance. The moveable carriage assembly raises and lowers, placing the bottom of the bulk bag into contact with the cone table, which forces ingredients into the bottom corners of the bulk bag during filling, densifying the product and allowing the bag to accommodate more product. The CTE bulk bag filler can fill lined or unlined bags, with or without an outlet spout, and can be filled with or without pallets.