Chemplast had four steel silos constructed to eliminate the needs for storing large numbers of gaylords full of resin in our warehouse. The silos have a very deep cone to facilitate the free flow of resin pellets to the output of the silo. Resin is pneumatically conveyed from the silos to large surge bins inside the factory that feed the machines. Eliminating gaylords allows us to buy resin in bulk and having it delivered by truck. Buying in truckload deliveries reduces costs and packaging waste. Using silos to store resins allows inventory to be monitored using automation versus using physical counts. It also increases efficiency by reducing the amount of handling in the plant that was done physically moving gaylords of material.
Posted on 02 Jan 2019