The Problem

Due to incorrect screw conveyor measurements from a competitor, Smithfield Foods had a maintenance nightmare on their hands. The complete rendering process from kill floor to the transfer into a hydraulic ram press was bottlenecked causing inefficiency.

The Solution

New measurements were taken by the Syntron Material Handling service crew while the engineers resized the equipment for accuracy. Working hand in hand with Bick Products the upper floor system was replaced with a larger diameter screw, the second screw conveyor was repositioned to create a larger work area and the ram press was replaced with a screw conveyor to eliminate the bottleneck area. A VFD drive was also installed to allow better control over the speed and loads.

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