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CLITHEROE - Case study about ‘Spiroflow’ Aero-Mechanical Conveyors in action at Kasapreko Company Ltd, Baatsonaa, Accra, Ghana - producers of ‘Alomo Bitters’, the Authentic African Herbal Bitters.
Spiroflow are delighted to have won yet another order from Ghana via their newly appointed Representative, West Africa Pumping Services Ltd.
The order is for a ‘Spiroflow’ Aero Mechanical Conveyor to load sugar into a tank in which syrup is produced by the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks manufacturer, Kasapreko Company Ltd.
Spiroflow’s new representative, West Africa Pumping Services Ltd, is a pumping solutions company based in Ghana and Nigeria. With over 60 years’ experience, their knowledge of the local markets and industries puts them in an excellent position to support the ever growing market in West Africa.
When Kasapreko approached West Africa Pumping Services to solve the issue of pumping sugar into a larger storage facility, they used their extensive network of OEM’s to find the best possible solution. Geo Robson was contacted and they worked with Spiroflow to design and manufacture a conveyor to suit Kasapreko’s need.
Kasapreko of Baatsonaa, Accra produce the well known ‘Alomo Bitters’, The Authentic African Herbal Bitters - which is made from carefully chosen tropical plant extracts very well known for their proven medicinal values. It has its roots in traditional herbal medicines - meticulously researched by the Ghana based Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine - a World Health Organization affiliate.
Due to Kasapreko increased syrup production from 1,000 ltrs per shift to 10,000 ltrs per shift, the Aero Mechanical Conveyor was needed to improve the efficiency and speed by which sugar is loaded into the syrup mixing tank. As Mr Edmond Blankson, General Manager - Plant & Bottling, confirms, “Not only has the ‘Spiroflow’ Aero Mechanical Conveyor assisted to increase production, it has also made the handling of the sugar a more hygienic operation”.
According to Mr Blankson, “West Africa Pumping Services Ltdwon the order because they offer local after sales support and local advice during selection of equipment for the increased factory capacity”. The ‘Spiroflow’ Aero Mechanical Conveyor has been in operation since November 2010 and has proven to be reliable.
The conveyor supplied to Kasapreko is of all stainless steel construction and of a ‘round the corner’ design – conveying sugar 4.7 metres vertically and 2 meters horizontally in a single unit driven at its outlet. Sugar is loaded into the conveyor by way of a sack tip hopper at its inlet. The hopper has a safety grid onto which bags can be rested whilst being cut open. This takes place within a dust cabinet and through a clear plastic strip curtain. The cabinet is furnished with a spigot so that it can be connected to a central dust extraction system to ensure a clean and safe working environment for the operatives.
‘Spiroflow’ Aero Mechanical Conveyors are capable of moving high volumes of material at any angle without loss of efficiency. Discs connected to a rope moving at high speed within an enclosed feed and return pipe system entrain product into their slipstreams. This is ‘mechanical vacuum conveying’ BUT without the need for a filtration system given that no air is either added to our subtracted from the system. They are the choice for applications requiring ‘total batch transfer’ of measured amounts of material. The new, optional, DART Automatic Cable Tensioner offers automatic ‘running-in’, reduced maintenance and significantly longer conveying cable life.
To discover more about Kasapreko Company Ltd, their product range and their history go to www.kasaprekogh.com.
To know more about West Africa Pumping Services and their full range of products go to www.pumping-services.com.
For more information about ‘Spiroflow’ Aero-Mechanical Conveyors, and their ranges of Flexible Screw Conveyors, Tubular Drag Conveyors, Pneumatic Conveyors and Vacuum Conveyors and also about their Big Bag Fillers and Big Bag Dischargers too, visit their web site at www.spiroflow.com or call them on +44 (0)1200 422525 to discuss your specific requirements.
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