Floveyor con­veyor is a roar­ing suc­cess at Lion Brew­ery

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

Lion Brew­ery was forced to make some tough de­ci­sions in the wake of the Can­ter­bury Earthquake.

With the loss of Can­ter­bury Brew­ery, overnight Speight’s be­came their sec­ond largest brew­ery in New Zealand – and with that came new, sig­nif­i­cantly larger pro­duc­tion re­quire­ments and com­plex­i­ties that Speight’s just wasn’t geared up to deal with.

And so be­gan a three year, $40m re­de­vel­op­ment at the his­toric site and a small but cru­cial part of that was the in­stal­la­tion of Aurora’s Floveyor con­veyor sys­tem.

This was an in­te­gral part of the process, agrees project brewer Ge­off Col­lie.

“Aurora played a small part be­cause it was a very big project, but it was im­por­tant to get that end of the sys­tem work­ing well,” says Ge­off.

“Aurora were great to work with. They took time to look at the site and un­der­stand the prob­lems.”

The Speights’ Brew­ery site dates from 1876, and al­though there were many ben­e­fits to up­grad­ing this site, the age and de­sign of the build­ings threw up some chal­lenges.

“Ac­cess hasn’t been easy, but we were able to work through that,” says Ge­off. “It was good that we could dis­as­sem­ble Aurora’s equip­ment, which fa­cil­i­tated ac­cess and in­stal­la­tion in­side.”

Over­all, the re­de­vel­op­ment of the Speight’s Brew­ery was a mas­sive task with ex­act­ing time­lines and dead­lines, but Aurora played their part in mak­ing it all hap­pen on sched­ule.

“They were very good,” Ge­off says. “They know their equip­ment and they un­der­stood our re­quire­ments. We def­i­nitely got what we thought we were get­ting.”

The main ben­e­fit for Lion has been stream­lin­ing their oper­a­tion, which has a large num­ber of com­plex and in­ter­con­nected el­e­ments – all of which need to be work­ing in uni­son.

This is now made eas­ier, in part thanks to Aurora’s Floveyor sys­tem.

“Com­pared to what we used to use, we now have ease of oper­a­tion and it in­te­grates with the rest of the sys­tem.” Ge­off says.

The Floveyor was in­vented in 1960, as an eco­nom­i­cal way to move peanuts. It is now used in more than 30 coun­tries to move most kinds of pow­ders and gran­ules, from co­coa beans to tea leaves. It is used in ma­jor in­dus­tries, such as bot­tling, chemical, food pro­cess­ing and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, to move mil­lions of tonnes of prod­uct a year.

The Floveyor is in­ex­pen­sive to op­er­ate, has a long life, uses a sim­ple prin­ci­ple and there is lit­tle degra­da­tion of the prod­uct as it moves.

Ex­tremely ver­sa­tile and adapt­able con­fig­u­ra­tions al­low Floveyor to be your com­pany’s con­vey­or­ing so­lu­tion.

When deal­ing with Aurora, you can en­joy the peace-of-mind of deal­ing with a qual­ity con­scious, en­vi­ron­men­tally sen­si­tive New Zealand fam­ily en­ter­prise, sup­ply­ing both lo­cal & global mar­kets.

Aurora is com­mit­ted to sur­pass­ing our cus­tomers’ ex­pec­ta­tions through ex­pe­ri­ence, hon­esty & loy­alty.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please phone: 0800 55 77 33. See: www.aurora-nz.com

The Floveyor con­veyor sys­tem from Aurora is used by Lion Brew­ery. Photo sup­plied

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