Yorkshire-based Crushing & Screening has joined forces with Applied Weighing International (AWI), the manufacturer and supplier of process weighing equipment and load cells, to develop a rapid filling bulk bagging system that weighs accurately.
The single-hopper system has a large capacity of more than 13 tonnes and enables target weights to be pre-programmed.
Harper Bagged Products, which sells gravels, topsoils and compost, provided the initial brief for the system. It needed to fill a one-tonne bag accurately in less than 30 seconds. The system also needed to be operated by one man and a forklift truck.
Jonathan Taylor of AWI, Applied Weighing said: “We recommended four load cells to weigh the hopper and an indicator panel/weigh controller that could be remotely started via Bluetooth by the forklift operator.”
The machine has many applications and can handle sand, gravel, compost, winter fuels and specialist aggregates. It can also be supplied with an output card fitted to the indicator panel to send data to the internet or other systems for recording or monitoring purposes.