Benefits from the introduction of modern systems of transportation of raw materials
The optimal solution for the transportation of granulated sugar
Getting financial benefits from the introduction of modern technologies is much easier than it seems at first glance. To date, the acquisition and implementation of automated systems to manufacturers is much cheaper than the monthly maintenance of staff, performing the same actions manually.
Pavel Golyakov, Director of the Department of complex equipment for bakery production in Russia and CIS countries of the Russkaya Trapeza, shared his experience in developing and implementing an automated system for transporting sugar, which allowed the customer to reduce costs several times.
– Pavel Sergeyevich, tell us a little about bulk raw materials transportation systems.
– Development of transport systems is one of the main activities of Russkaya Trapeza holding. They provide fast delivery of raw materials or products from point A to point B along the established product pipelines, while minimizing manual labor, spraying and all kinds of losses. Our plant produces screw, spiral and pneumatic transport systems. Each of them has its own advantages and features. All of them are focused on certain product groups.
– What problems are solved by the transport system?
– They allow you to fully automate the process of supplying components or finished products from the storage tank to a specific production site. The most common requests for the installation of systems for the transportation of flour, starch, various food additives, salt, sugar, etc. Through the use of closed pipelines, the problem of compliance with all necessary sanitary and hygienic standards, as well as reducing labor and time costs for production, which ultimately leads to an increase in the profitability of the enterprise.
– What is the peculiarity of sugar transportation?
– Sugar is one of the few products, that can not be moved by the usual types of transport systems. It is impossible to apply a spiral or auger transport system because due to friction and increase of temperature it forms a caramel. It is impossible to apply pneumatic transport, as due to high pressure sugar is broken, forming a significant amount of powdered sugar, which is unacceptable when it comes to transporting sugar for sale. Therefore, we have developed and produced a belt transport system, that meets all the requirements necessary for the transportation of granulated sugar. The developed conveyor has no restrictions on the length and angle of bending, which allows you to place it in industrial premises with a small area and different design features. The conveyor itself is made in the form of a gutter, so there is no risk of spilling.
– How producers profitable transition to an automated transportation system?
– Not so long ago, we implemented a project on the organization of bulk transportation system at the enterprise, engaged in the production of sugar from sugar beet and raw sugar. The production process was organized so that the finished sugar was packed exclusively in a bag. In bag, it was transported to remote areas of production for repacking in bags for retail and manufacture of refined sugar. 15 employees of the enterprise were involved in this process. With the introduction of the transport system, the company was able to abandon the bags, excessive salary funds and other costs. Now the finished granulated sugar is loaded into the hopper, from where it enters the packing shop and the refined sugar production shop through a complex transport system. Thanks to the optimization, the manufacturer has the following advantages:
- reduced time and labor costs for stitching bags and unloading, which allowed to increase production;
- increased profit of the company, as the sales of sugar in pound bags is much more cost effective than the sales of sugar in bags;
- at times, losses were reduced by minimizing the spraying of products.
– In all cases, is it advisable to introduce transport systems?
– Almost all. Automation of production today is so profitable, that the market began to appear more and more companies, specializing exclusively in repacking. They wholesale buy products from the manufacturer in a bag-container, and then pack it in an attractive package and sell it at retail, benefiting from this. There are, of course, exceptions, but very rarely. Before the development and implementation of the transport system, we carefully analyze the production cycles of the company and make the best version of the product pipeline and its location. Over the years, we have gained sufficient experience to solve any, even the most complex problems to the benefit of the customer.