Fertilizer factory fitted with Guttridge machinery
A well known Fertilizer company required a complete overhaul of their factory machines. They came to Guttridge seeking high quality machines which would be able to handle a wide variety of materials. Guttridge were chosen to provide the machinery because of a reputation for willingness to customise machines to suit a customer's precise needs, and their past experience of dealing with difficult-to-convey products.
The factory engineering manager commented that:
The products we handle are very diverse in their flow characteristics - some are free flowing, dusty and dry whilst others are wet, sticky or hygroscopic - creating quite a challenge for the conveying and elevating machinery.
In order to satisfy the Fertilizer company's requirements of customisation, a range of machines were provided, including heavy duty spill-free belt conveyors, HiLoad chain and bucket elevators and ancillary machines.
Typical materials used in the various chemical mixes produced by the factory include sand, ferrous sulphate, urea and many other materials and additives used in varying quantities. Some are supplied in 25kg bags and added at a special tipping point, whereas the larger volume materials are tipped into a heavy duty custom built stainless steel reception hopper.
We manufacture a wide range of machinery designed to suit the needs of the Fertilizer, Cereals, Feed and Petfood Industries:
- Hiload bucket elevators
- Chain Conveyors
- Screw conveyors & elevators
- Bin dischargers
- Slide Valves
- Miscellaneous fabrications
With a foundation of 50 years of experience, Guttridge is a flourishing company, globally respected for delivering well-engineered, reliable materials handling solutions that continue to anticipate dramatically changing industrial needs.