Central Conveying Systems

Central Conveying Systems from K-Tech Plastics Machinery Limited

By: K-Tech Plastics Machinery Limited  16/02/2009
Keywords: vacuum conveying, Central Feed Systems

Benefits of installing a central conveying system


a) Material Savings - Return on investment can take as little as one year

Our customers generally experience at least a 1-2% saving in raw materials costs as a result of reduced spillage and contamination. This typically equates in monetary terms to £40,000/year based on 20 moulding machines using 25 kg/hr each at £1/kg of polymer.

b) Energy

A centralised system uses only approximately 20% as much power as machine dedicated standalone systems. On a 15 machine system, this can save your company up to £6,000 in electricity costs alone.

c) Reduced Materials Handling Labour

Many of our customers who have installed a centralised materials handling system have been able to dedicate only one person per shift for handling raw materials.

d) Maintenance

Centralised systems require less maintenance than standalone units, and cost less to service.


a) Automated material feed systems reduce non added value operations and improve moulding efficiency

b) A centralised material feed system releases factory floor space for additional moulding machines and results in the factory appearing much tidier

c) As a consequence of reduced material spillage, the factory is a much safer place to be for personnel, and helps you to comply with repetitive lifting legislation

d) Reduces the need for fork lifts to operate on the shop floor

Keywords: Central Feed Systems, vacuum conveying

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