Warburn Estate: drying solution
To dramatically reduce unproductive down-time on this busy 24 hour 7 day a week bottling plant. The existing process was not efficient because after
the bottles had been cold liquid filled, staff were removing the bottles from the conveyor, only to then reload them again after the liquid had
warmed and the resulting condensation had dried. Only then could labelling occur.
We listened to our client's needs and labeling problems. The solution was to keep the bottles on the conveyor right up to packaging. We initially recommended
using two Dri-line systems in-series to ensure the bottles were completely condensation free at the labeling stage.
Warburn was also concerned about the environmental impact and spray containment so we suggested using low noise units in noise and spray containment
enclosures. The noise and all of the spray generated during the drying process was contained and the moisture collected was piped off to waste.
Warburn decided to go with just the one drying unit which has been removing most of the condensation prior to labeling.
This has allowed Warburn to eliminate all the lost production time off-loading and then re loading the bottles. The one drying system is effective
enough to allow the bottles to move immediately through to be labelled.
Hence improved efficiency along with the low running costs has resulted in a much higher production and increased turnover.
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