What’s Gough Been Working On Lately?
We’ve been busy working with a chemicals company in Warrington, world leaders in the production of potassium chloride. The company’s unique manufacturing processes helps to provide potassium chloride products for the pharmaceutical and foods industries worldwide.
The company had been working with Silica gel and required a conveying system to receive product from four off-gel wash vessels before discharging onto a conveyor once washed. It was important for us to prevent any unwashed product leaking and contaminating washed product.
This was a tricky task! But our sophisticated range of equipment means that we were able to supply four grade 316 stainless steel belt conveyors to reach a throughput of 7,326 kgs an hour.
The system was customised to manage the risk of leakage – we did this by designing a heavy pneumatic side cover to block off the conveyor inlets. The framework was built of 316 stainless steel so as to fight corrosion against chloride. The conveyor itself was at an inclined angle so that the product would be going backwards as it was being conveyed.
What are the benefits of a customised conveyor system from Gough Engineering?
Belt conveyors are a standard solution for moving bulk or unit load products through manufacturing and processing environments. Our extensive experience means that we’re great at working with businesses to create a bespoke conveyor system and manage any risk (such as loss or damage to product).