At the center of the blending plant is a 2250L counter-current, planetary mixer with dry-mix specific mixer features. Finished mixed materials are handled at the bulk bag filling station or by Columbia’s dual spout, model 201 PS Air Packer Station. Additionally, Columbia’s 401 Impeller Packer bags powders and cement.
Columbia/Okura LLC installed a robotic palletizing system to transfer and stack finished products efficiently. This system conditions and palletizes bags at rates of up to 28 bags per minute. The reduced footprint, low maintenance, and high uptime made the robot an obvious choice to bookend the bagging line.
Columbia offers complete bag line solutions, from raw materials to finished products, and as exemplified by Longleaf Packaging’s new facility, Columbia is an expert in bagging systems.
Written for the Columbia Machine, Inc. Feed Drawer Publication, 2020.