Industry: Food & Beverage Industry, Packaging
Application: Equipment Support & Access
Location: Wytheville, Virginia
Amcor Rigid Packaging, an international PET Bottle Producer, operates process equipment for plastic material handling in their bottle production facilities. These consist of multiple storage surge bins, granulators, gravimetric material blenders, vacuum pumps and other materials handling equipment. With floor space at a premium and safe accessibility a stringent requirement, Plastics Auxiliary Equipment and Systems supplier Universal Dynamics Inc (UnaDyn) incorporates MiTek Mezzanine Systems mezzanines to accomplish these goals.
UnaDyn considers the following as the essential elements for the implementation of mezzanines into their system designs:
Amcor’s resin handling system mezzanine provided a way to centrally store material in an elevated manner, in a configuration such that the discharge could be routed by gravity tubes to four adjacent blenders virgin material supply hoppers. This gravity flow eliminated the equipment requirement to vacuum convey these material transfer steps. At an estimated $1.50/hour to run a 25-horsepower motor, this conveying step equates to a savings of about $40,000/year for the six-unit mezzanine. Furthermore, without powered equipment, it saves floor space, filter maintenance and does not degrade the material due to not subjecting it to mechanical conveyance.
The products and services of MiTek Mezzanine Systems allow UnaDyn to provide end-users the best system possible by facilitating a myriad of system configurations, custom-designed to suit the application. Efficient estimation and design phases, professional engineering services and modular, yet robust structures with a wide range of options, provide the perfect support to UnaDyn’s systems offerings.