Belgosuc SA

This solution in a nutshell:

  • Filling of IBCs, drums and barrels
  • Filling above level
  • Food environment
  • Integration with ERP customer

Why the customer chose Bascules Robbe …

  • Automation
  • Custom-made flexibility
  • Great follow-up of the project
  • Many years of experience

Customer data

Belgosuc Beernem

For the filling of IBCs and pallets with barrels, Belgosuc SA in Beernem contacted Bascules Robbe.

For many years, Bascules Robbe and Belgosuc collaborate. Together, we successfully realized different projects. Of course, Bascules Robbe was proud to be a preferred partner to realize this project!

Until recently, IBCs and barrels were filled by Belgosuc on a pallet weigher. However, this operation was very time consuming with unnecessary manual internal transport. Moreover, Belgosuc recently built a clean room in which no transport with forklifts or pallet trucks is allowed. Logically, the company wanted to find a solution with which the IBCs and barrels could be filled in an efficient and ergonomical way, without the entrance of forklifts and pallet trucks in the filling room.

Together with our customer, we tried to find out how we could rebuild the filling line. We paid a lot of attention to a good workflow and an ergonomical approach for the operators. Moreover, the new installation had to be implemented in an existing filling room, with as little waste of space as possible.

After a lot of serious thinking and sketching, we found an optimal way of building the filling line. Via roller conveyors and chain conveyors, the empty IBCs reach the filling post. The IBCs and pallets are placed on a roller conveyor, outside the clean room. Via a high-speed roll-up door, these pallets enter the filling room.

Once the pallets arrive at the filling post, their SSCC numbers of IBC are scanned by a barcode scanner. Everything is transferred via a Robbe PLC controller to the ERP program of Belgosuc. After this check, the filling with the filling column can start. The filling column is adjustable in height and has a wide horizontal range. Hence, it is possible to fill both IBCs and barrels.

After the filling by weight, the IBCs and barrels are sealed. Subsequently, they are removed automatically via a chain conveyor. Again, the filled IBCs are transported outside via a high-speed roll-up door. There, they can be removed by means of a forklift. Because of the high-speed roll-up doors, no ‘pollutant’ forklifts or pallet trucks have to be used.

The chain conveyor at the height of the filling post was developed with plastic grids, in order to create a large work surface. Also, a large work platform was created that perfectly fits with the chain conveyors. The complete filling line is built in stainless steel.

The controller of the filling line was developed and programmed in-house by Bascules Robbe. The core of the automation exists of PLC of the Siemens S7-1500 range, from which diversion I/O is connected. Via a big and clear touchscreen, the status of the filling line is presented to the operator, in a user-friendly and clear way. The visual controller was customized, because the company makes use of button coding and colour coding, so that all controllers can be operated simultaneously by the operators.

The filling line was in-house calibrated as an OIML R61 dispensing machine by Bascules Robbe. Therefore, all filled IBCs and barrels were ready to use and could be used in commercial traffic.

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