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Author: Carolynn Sarver

Automated Bulk Bag Filling Streamlines Peanut Processing

July 22, 2014

Golden Grove founder Lee Swinson, a peanut farmer in Eastern North Carolina, sells his Carolina/Virginia-style peanuts to wholesalers around the world.  While some peanuts are made into candy and some are roasted, packaged and sold to retailers, the majority of the 10,000 ton harvest is left raw and sold in bulk.  The company’s raw in-shell peanuts are packed in 900 lb bulk bags and shipped to customers around the world.  As this wholesale business grew, Swinson saw opportunities to improve bulk bag filling efficiencies. Golden Grove employees were manually filling 20 bulk bags per day.  Three filling stations each contained [...]

Batching System for Multiple Product Formulas

July 10, 2014

How do I choose a batching system that will handle multiple product formulas? When choosing a batching system to handle multiple product formulas it is critical to choose a supplier that not only has all the hardware to physically handle the bulk and minor ingredients in an efficient and reliable manner but also one that can successfully design, build and install the electronic controls and recipe driven software to customer expectations. Control Equipment is required to measure the quantity of material delivered ('Batch Control') and control the delivery system.  Selection of the batch control device is normally part of the [...]

Why Consider Aero Mechanical Conveyors

May 20, 2014

Aero mechanical conveyors are one of the most efficient methods of conveying materials for their dust-free and clean handling properties.  This type of conveyor is designed and custom-built for the product to be conveyed and ideal for a variety of applications in many industries. HOW THEY WORK:  Aero mechanical conveyors have a tubular design where a wire rope assembly with evenly spaced polyurethane discs move at high speed.  The rope assembly runs in specially designed sprockets at each end of the conveyor. The rope and disks travel in a continuous loop at high speed within parallel steel tubes.  There are enclosed [...]