Inter Link Foods in Blackburn, one of the country's leading cakes and pastries manufacturers, wished to change the core ingredient for the production of a smooth fondant mix. Instead of using traditional block fondant, it was decided to use British Sugar's Celebration Sugar. The change would speed up the production time and create a better final product.
Inter Link Foods wanted a machine that would:
After consultation between the Guttridge sales team and Inter Link Foods factory managers it was decided a bulk bag discharger with a Bulkflo screw elevator system would be ideal.
One-tonne bulk bags of sugar are lifted onto the Guttridge discharger and the sugar is dropped into a Bulkflo hopper/elevator. It is then elevated into a jacketed mixing vessel. An inlet spigot connects the neck of the bulk bag with the screw elevator ensuring a dust-free working environment and maximum cleanliness. Inter Link Foods' Craig Mayo says: "We need to keep down time to a minimum, so we're delighted with the rapid cleaning times that we can achieve."
Guttridge pride themselves on their willingness to customise machines to suit a customer's precise needs:
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.