40% Saving for Confectionery company with UPM

UPM Conveyors achieved a 40% saving in production for the largest UK manufacturer of confectionery by offering a solution for not only transferring toffees from their wrapping line to their multi head weigher but to also reduce the temperature from 80c to 20c prior to being bagged so offering a payback time of only 4 months for the system.

UPM were required to offer a total system including a stand-alone air cooled chiller to supply cold water at 8c to four off water cooled condensers which were each fitted with four axial fans to provide a blanket of chilled air onto the 1000mm wide belt conveyor to cater for a throughput rate of 360 kilos per hour which equates to 72,000 toffees each weighing 5 grams.

Access to the conveyor was provided with four hinged stainless steel side access panels and the belt has a quick access facility for fast clean down and the system has now been in operation from day one 24/7 trouble free exceeding the customers expectations plus UPM were able to comply with the high care specification required for the confectionery production line with the belt conveyor constructed from High Molecular Weigh Polyethelene (HMWPE) incorporating the unique design of automatic belt tracking and tensioning for which UPM were awarded the Queens Award for Innovation and all support frames are fabricated from Stainless Steel grade 316 and the system complies to IP67

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