Chronos completes bag placer retrofit

by World Grain Staff
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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND — Chronos BTH announced that it has recently completed a retrofit installation at the Smiths Flour Mills facility at Langley Mill in Nottinghamshire. The project involved upgrading a Richard Simon automatic bag placer that Chronos said had been operating with a near obsolete PLC.

Smiths Flour Mills is a long established business and one of the largest independent flour millers in the U.K. They produce a range of flour and cereal ingredients based on raw materials of wheat, maize and rice, which are available in bulk, bagged or big-bag forms

The retrofit work was carried out on one of the 25 kg bag packing lines at the Langley Mill facility, which currently operates at typical outputs of up to 400 bags/hour and involved replacing the original bag placer PLC with a new control panel that incorporated a Siemens S7 PLC. As part of the retrofit project, Chronos BTH service engineers re-programmed and re-commissioned the bag placer to ensure continued optimum packing outputs were achieved.

Since early 2003, genuine spare parts matched to the original Richard Simon design authority documentation and drawings have been supplied by fellow Premier Tech company; Chronos BTH. That experience and expertise is still available today for service and aftermarket support for the entire Richard Simon product range, Chronos said. This expertise and capability was an important factor in the company's ability to support Smiths Flour Mills on this project.