Previously, the company relied on flow meters to monitor the charging of bulk liquids from 36 storage tanks to the blending vessels, with operators manually opening valves to discharge each ingredient. This produced inaccurate results and resulted in laboratory rework to bring products up to specification.
“Fitting load cells to all our blending vessels has been an ongoing major improvement project. The new system has been installed alongside the previous equipment and has been completed without closing down our production, “comments Tony Powell, Production & Warehouse Manager at Houghton Trafford Park.
“The input and knowledge of Avery Weigh-Tronix process weighing specialists has been paramount to us in choosing the correct system. Avery Weigh-Tronix was one of three companies given the opportunity to quote for the work and from the results we are achieving, I am confident it was the right choice.”