UK manufacturer Colwall Conveying Systems (CCS) has recently completed a £600K contract for one of the UK’s leading food manufacturing companies. Working closely with the client, CCS produced several layout options in order to create the necessary space to allow the expansion of the food processing section of the factory. An existing canning line needed to be re-engineered and re-located within the site for this to happen.

A thorough understanding of the clients’ requirements coupled with the experienced CCS design and project team, resulted in finalising an effective layout proposal. Due to the fast track nature of the project and CCS’s proven experience in container and product handling within the food, beverage and packaging industries, the client had no problem selecting CCS to manufacture the new can conveying system and implement the project.

The whole canning line was re-configured from the discharge of the existing seamer, through the cooker and labeller, to the infeed of the shrinkwrapper. The layout also included a bi-directional accumulation table with the conveyor control system being designed and supplied from within house at CCS.

The full conveying system was manufactured within 8 weeks due to the project being fast tracked, and the line was taken out of production for 2 weeks to allow for the re-organisation of the line. Removal of old conveyors, relocation of existing equipment and the full electrical & mechanical installation was completed by CCS who has an experienced installation team. After 1 week of pre-commissioning, the line was back in full production the following week with efficiencies soon exceeding that of the previous line layout.

The whole project was managed and co-ordinated by the CCS project team from start to finish and included commissioning and operational staff training

Colwall Conveyor Systems (CCS) manufacture and supply a wide range of other product handling solutions for bottles, jars, cans, packs, cases boxes and pallets to meet customer’s individual requirements. This is fully supported by the experienced CCS design and project team who have many years experience within the food, beverage and packaging industries.

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