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Chronos BTH’s special working partnership with leading Australasian milling specialists Weston Milling is going from strength to strength.
Following extensive trials and two-year technical collaboration, eight CHRONO-BAGTM OML BF Series open-mouth bagging have been shipped to Weston’s flour mills in Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

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Strength, quality & experience

  1. 1. Digital Re-print - May | June 2012 Strength, quality & experienceGrain & Feed Milling Technology is published six times a year by Perendale Publishers Ltd of the United Kingdom.All data is published in good faith, based on information received, and while every care is taken to prevent inaccuracies,the publishers accept no liability for any errors or omissions or for the consequences of action taken on the basis ofinformation published.©Copyright 2010 Perendale Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any formor by any means without prior permission of the copyright owner. Printed by Perendale Publishers Ltd. ISSN: 1466-3872 www.gfmt.co.uk
  2. 2. CASE STUDY Chronos BTH forges long-term partnership with Weston Milling Strength, quality experience C hronos BTH’s special working This is part of a major upgrade program requirements. Ultimately Chronos BTH was partnership with leading Australasian for Weston involving their five mills in selected from a shortlist of four international milling specialists Weston Milling is Australia and three in New Zealand. When companies. Chronos BTH personnel have going from strength to strength. completed, the overall bagging project, val- been very professional in understanding our ued at over six million euro, will include not requirements and the extensive trials carried As a result Weston Milling have exceptionally every 25 years or so. We have gone Following extensive milling plant We have gone through a dedicated through a dedicated andbut also high expectations from their trials and two-year only the integrated bagging lines, exhaustive out at their plant in Holland were extremely equipment and this investment with Chronos and exhaustive decision and stretch hooders. over the past two technical collaboration, eight CHRONO- palletisers process decision process The Weston successful.” over the past two years to evaluate BAGTM OML millsSeriesbag packaging the best technical solution available years to evaluate the best technical BTH is the first major change in equipment at the BF since the mid 1980s. bagging project incorporates a combinationon today’s open-mouth solution available of OML- have Divisionalshipped to Weston’s flour mills 1030 BF single spout lines, OML-2060 BF Their been Engineering Manager Craig on today’s market. market. Beyond bagging in Sydney, on his company’s philosophy: Gough is clear Australia and Auckland, New dual spout lines and OML-3090 BF triple The extensive project has gone beyond “We certainly don’t make decisions to upgrade our plants A critical blend of factors is reviewed in this decision process Zealand. only expect to change-out critical equipment includinglines. performance, future proof capabilities and lightly and spout reliability, the bagging lines to encompass a complete support, both local and remote. Technical merit is considered redesign of Weston’s bag styles and types. first and then cost. We are prepared to pay a premium A century of milling heritage for the best technical solution for Weston’s requirements. Joint collaboration has also seen the evolu- Ultimately Chronos BTH were selectedthe oldest and Weston Milling is one of from a shortlist of tion of Chronos BTH’s new and highly inno- four international companies. Chronos BTH personnel have largest professional in understandingNew Zealand been very cereal processors in our requirements vative BlockTop™ bag closing technique for and Australia, with a proud milling heritage and the extensive trials carried out at their plant in Holland flour and other food related industries. This were extremely successful.” dating back over 100 years. It operates at provides a very strong, yet easy to open seal The extensive project has gone beyond the bagging with the heart of the agricultural industry lines arrangement at the top of the bags. to encompass a complete redesign‘paddock to plate’. activities that stretch from of Weston’s bag styles Robbert van den Biggelaar, sales direc- and types. Joint collaboration has also seen the evolution of Weston Milling has a strong reputation Chronos BTH’s new and highly innovative BlockTop™ bag tor, Chronos BTH, has worked closely with closing tradition of quality. food related industries. and technique for flour and other The company is Weston personnel throughout the project This provides a very strong, yet easy to open seal arrangement committed to be the leading cereal con- and is extremely positive about the part- at the top of the bags. version business in Australasia by fulfilling nership, “This has been a challenging, yet customers’ needs through the supply of Chronos BTH’s Sales Director Robbert van den Biggelaar has highly rewarding two way experience for worked closely with Weston personnel throughout the project and is extremely positive about the partnership.services. reliable, high quality products and “This has our engineers and other team members. been a company yet highly rewarding two way experience The challenging, engenders the same ideology In parallel Paul Woosley and his team from for our engineers and other team members. In parallel Paul for flour milling, which has proved successful Woosley and his team from our exclusive agent in the region, our exclusive agent in the region, Australian for thousands of years. Australian Prime Fibre Pty Ltd. (APF), have played a pivotal Prime Fibre Pty Ltd. (APF), have played a The OML BF bagging lines feature role throughout the project. We areMilling has excep- The OML BF bagging lines feature Bottom-up filling techniques to minimise As a result, Weston delighted to have met or pivotal role throughout the project. dust Bottom-up filling techniques to exceeded all Weston’s criteria and their input to the project has minimise dust tionally high expectations from its milling “We are delighted to have met or n invaluable. plant equipment and this investment with exceeded all Weston’s criteria and theireir decision Chronos BTH is the first major change in input to the project has been invaluable. cess and tegy dovetail bag packaging equipment at the mills since Their decision process and strategy dovetail fectly with the mid-1980s. Craig Gough, divisional engi- perfectly with our philosophy of ensuring we philosophy neering manager, Weston Milling, is clear design and develop the world’s most techni-ensuring wesign and on his company’s philosophy, “we certainly cally advanced, high-reliability bag packag- igh-reliability don’t make decisions to upgrade our plants ing equipment. It is very reassuring and suring and lightly and only expect to change-out critical encouraging to be working with a company o recognise ertise.” equipment every 25 years or so. We have that recognises the importance of technical gone through a dedicated and exhaustive endeavour and expertise,” says Mr van den controlledve pioneered decision process over the past two years to Biggelaar. powdered evaluate the best technical solution available que ensureseductions in on today’s market. The filling process empty bag “A critical blend of factors including The OML BF features highly effective, filling spout reliability, performance, future proof capa- dust controlled ‘bottom-up’ filling tech- sively down OML-1030 BF single spout bagging line ready for despatch to Aucklandocess, which bilities and support, both local and remote. niques. Chronos BTH has pioneered devel- OML-1030 BF single spout bagging Another key advantage of the Technical merit is considered first and then opments in this type of filling for dustycess and strategy dovetail perfectlydespatch to Auckland cost line ready for OML BF product range is its cost. We are prepared to pay a premium powdered products such as flour and thisy of ensuring we design and develop effective, modular design, offeringechnically advanced, high-reliability the capability of 1, 2 or 3 filling for the best technical solution for Weston’s proprietary technique ensures high accu-ipment. heads per line with corresponding bagging speeds of 300, 600 is frequency 32900 bagsJunehour. Depending on customers’ current or | may - per 2012 Grain &feed millinG technoloGy ducts to be and future requirements, lines can be built with redundant filling head frames allowing highly cost effective future proof
  3. 3. minimises dust emission bagging speeds of 300, 600 and reduces product aeration. The vertical screw is frequency or 900 bags per hour. Depending on customers’ current / servo control driven, allowing all powdery products to be CASE STUDY and future requirements, lines can be built with redundant filled hygienically, accurately and quickly. filling head frames allowing highly cost effective future proof upgradeability.racy, whilst also bringing important reduc- Experienced sales and service offices in The bagging lines are a critical part of the Weston operationstions in bag costs. and as Netherlands, Germany,mills operate almost the Craig Gough concludes: “Our Italy, United continually throughout the year and therefore technical At the start of the filling process, an Kingdom and France help provide high- support is a very important part of the overall project. Weempty bag is automatically placed on the tech, valued added products and compre- are looking forward to the bagging line installs together withfilling spout. The filling spout moves to the the palletisers and stretchservices. hensive customer hooders.”filling position then moves progressively Chronos BTH, Facts & figures together with itsdown the bag during the filling cycle. This Premier Tech Chronos sister companiescontrolled process, which maintains a mini- Merger and acquisitions by PREMIER TECH have combined in the Americas and Asia, is one of the the companies Chronos Richardson (established in 1881),mum distance between the filling point of world’s leading manufacturers of packag- BTH, Richard Simon, Howe Richardson, FORBERG intothe vertical screw and the product in the today’s solutions in the together more than a century ing Chronos BTH, bringing field of Industrial of technical innovation, application experience and expertise.bag significantly minimises dust emission and Flexible Packaging. With production facil- Today Chronos BTH has modern, state-of-the art productionreduces product aeration. The vertical screw facilitiesin the Netherlands and Italy, Thailand, India ities in Canada, the USA, supported by skilledis frequency / servo control driven, allowing engineering teams focusing on innovative research and and China, the company group is active development programmes. Experienced sales and serviceall powdery products to be filled hygienically, in more than 50 countries, supported byaccurately and quickly. The Weston Milling project involves palletisers and stretch hooders a long established network of Customer Another key advantage of the OML BF The Weston Milling project involves Service Specialists.product range is its cost effective, modular palletisers and stretch hooders Chronos BTH is a single point of con-design, offering the capability of one, two or tact for all of its customers’ packaging andthree filling heads per line with correspond- material handling needs. Each piece ofing bagging speeds of 300, 600 or 900 bags equipment is designed, chrOnOSBth.cOM manufactured andper hour. Depending on customers’ current Facts and figures integrated in-house. Chronos BTH is rec-and future requirements, lines can be built Merger and acquisitions by Premier Tech ognised worldwide for its customised andwith redundant filling head frames allowing have combined the companies Chronos innovative weighing, bagging, baling, palletis-highly cost effective future proof upgrade- Richardson (established in 1881), BTH, ing and load securing solutions for a broadability. Richard Simon, Howe Richardson, Forberg spectrum of industries. It offers manual, The bagging lines are a critical part of into today’s Chronos BTH, bringing togeth- semi-automatic, fully automated or turnkeythe Weston operations and as Craig Gough er more than a century of technical innova- solutions for bagging a diverse range of bulkconcludes, “our mills operate almost con- tion, application experience and exper- materials in the food, feed, chemicals, min-tinually throughout the year and therefore tise. Today Chronos BTH has modern, erals and horticulture industries. Its baggingtechnical support is a very important part of state-of-the art production facilities in the portfolio includes open-mouth bagging sys-the overall project. We are looking forward Netherlands and Italy, supported by skilled tems, valve bagging systems, horizontal andto the bagging line installs together with the engineering teams focusing on innovative vertical FFS systems as well as filling systemspalletisers and stretch hooders.” research and development programmes. for flexible and rigid containers.R-Biopharm Rhône Ltd.RIDA®QUICK SCAN Providing Materials Handling Solutions New! for over 50 years RIDA®QUICKMycotoxin Check Zearalenon RQS RIDA®QUICK• Objective Fumonisin RQS• Quantitative• Precise RIDA®QUICK Aflatoxin RQS• Fast Feeders | Sizers | Spreaders | Separators RIDA®QUICK Conveyors | Screens | Compactors DON Tel +44 (0) 1476 566301 Fax +44 (0) 1476 590145 Email sales@mogensen.co.uk Web www.mogensen.co.uk A Division of Grantham Engineering (Established 1946)R-Biopharm Rhône Ltd. 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