Laydown & Accumulation Conveyor Design
The project objectives were to engineer in a bottle laydown conveyor for cap sterilisation and to maximise bottle accumulation between the filling machine and a newly installed bottle cooling tunnel.
Through detailed design investigations and assessment of technical offerings of local and international suppliers, Scale Up Partners (SUP) were able to design, purchase, install, and commission all the conveyors from filling machine through the brand new laydown conveyor, then through a complex bottle diverter and up a dual track spiral elevating to the bottle cooler infeed. The net accumulation time increased from 40 seconds under the original design to five minutes with the dual track spiral conveyor combined with smart conveyor controls.
SUP designed and project managed the manufacture and installation, with all OSH&E requirements completed.