Webster Griffin has developed an economical method of packaging pelletised sewage sludge and treated effluent into big bags. The waste water industry needed a convenient, clean, economical method of bagging pelletised sewage sludge for transportation from sewage works to disposal sites. Webster Griffin provided the answer with its IBC-PF2 Bulk Bag Weigh Fill Station. This machine packs 10-25 800-1000kg big bags per hour (10-40 m3 per hour). These are sealed at the neck and provide a convenient, clean method of containing dried sludge for transportation while protecting it from damp. The machine weighs and fills sludge into supersacks or jumbo bags which are made from tough woven Polypropylene fabric. Built to operate 24 hours per day in arduous conditions, the equipment is PLC controlled and includes load cell weighing technology which totalises the tonnage of sludge handled whilst providing up to the minute production data to the plants central control computer - or SCADA system. For traceability every bag can be identified by a unique number which is printed onto a ticket with additional production data, and inserted into a pocket on the side of the big bag. An operator starts the filling cycle by applying an empty bag and pressing 'start'. Once filled, bags are automatically released from the weigh-fill station and discharged onto a length of accumulation conveyor. Webster Griffin are specialists in bag filling machinery for powder and granular materials, ash, waste and composted products and will handle all aspects of the packing installation in a turnkey basis, including all hardware and software, installation and on-site commissioning. They have a proven track record of projects for many municipal/water authorities as well as industrial clients.
Mr Mark Wilson