Second BB-400 bulk bagging system for Tippers
RMGroup help Tippers meet growing demand for virgin and decorative aggregates across the Midlands
RMGroup, specialists in robotics and automation, have supplied another of their BB-400 bulk bagging systems to building materials suppliers Tippers.
The new equipment supplements Tippers’ existing BB-400 bulk bagging and form, fill and seal vertical packaging system and comes as a result of increases in demand for virgin and decorative aggregates across the company’s branches throughout the Midlands region.
The BB-400 is the fastest bulk bagger from RMGroup, capable of filling three bulk bags per minute and able to refill to weighment in just 17 seconds. A large, 20-tonne, heavy-duty hopper feeds on to a large in-feed belt conveyor, which feeds the BB-400.
The FIBC filling machine itself is controlled by an integrated weighing system that fills the hopper to a pre-set weighment, making bulk automation very precise at high speed and volume.
Robustly built, the system is guaranteed to withstand 20 years of service, even with the most abrasive raw materials.
Commenting on the BB-400, Tippers’ Bill Tipper said: ‘The installation process was flawless from delivery to installation and the engineers were very knowledgeable and helpful. The BB-400 bulk bagger fully meets our expectations and performance requirements, allowing us to increase our output to meet and service customer demand, as well as introduce new bulk bagged aggregate products to the group.
‘Tippers have a very strong working relationship with RMGroup. The team are just one phone call away and are always helpful with any issues we may have. Where an issue can’t be resolved on a call, RMGroup have a very fast call-out response to ensure our machines are up and running quickly.
‘As our business continues to grow and the need for increased production arises, RMGroup would be the first choice for additional equipment.’
Ed Pugh, RMGroup’s sales director, added: ‘The ongoing popularity of the BB-400 amongst aggregate suppliers shows that its robust construction means it is well suited to handle the large loading shovels that operate in the quarries and bagging plants.
‘We are delighted that Tippers value our relationship, and we look forward to providing them with our bagging expertise again in the future.’