After many years of manually stacking our bagged loam onto pallets, Binder Loams has invested in a Pacepacker Blu-Robot palletiser.
Until now our 3 phase generator was unable to run a robot due to the inconsistent current produced thus affecting the complex computer. After connecting to a mains 100 amp 3 phase supply in 2012 we were able to go ahead with our plans of installing an automated system.
Andy pictured stacking the bags of loam onto pallets
When manually stacking over 200,000 25kg bags of loam a year, our staff have had to balance the fine line between actually producing our cricket loam or filling and stacking the bags onto pallets ready for delivery or collection. Limited to around 40 pallets a day it can take up to four months just to get everything pre-packed for the end of season renovations.
With our new investment we can continue to concentrate on producing the loam whilst the robot stacks the bags and saves the boys backs!
In honour of our staff member Peter Cook, who is retiring in October after over forty years at Binder Loams, our boys have decided to name the new robot after him.
Meet ‘Peter’ the robot installed first week of July 2014
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The Binder Loams staff