food production

Plugging the Market with Bespoke Machinery

The team at Abie Solutions is on hand to help design bespoke machines for customers’ specific requirement and we’re regularly called upon to fix, source & install conveying machinery.

A machine we supplied recently was a Plug Screw. Plug Screws are used to create an ‘explosion barrier’ between different machines within a conveying system. This is done by using a ‘plug’ of the product itself to flood the Plug Screw and stop any unwanted explosion from propagating throughout the entire system.

Working with the design team of a machinery supplier, we specified, supplied and installed a bespoke plug screw to replace an existing failed one. We love it when a plan comes together.

Both machines, old and new, were installed to handle oats. Oats are very abrasive and the new Plug Screw has been manufactured with this challenging product characteristic at the forefront of its specification. The unique design includes removable trough bottoms which allow for maintenance and inspection access, and the Plug Screw is manufactured from heavy-duty Hardox steel in order to withstand the constant wear from oats travelling through it.

We fulfilled this customer’s challenging requirements by supplying and installing an extra-heavy-duty machine to perform in a very demanding environment. If you need machinery that’s tailored to your specific requirements, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire, the Abdie Team.


Food Glorious Food

We have the pleasure of working with a wide variety of sectors, everything from biomass to chemical and pharmaceutical, and more recently food production.

Typically, the machinery we recommend is used to handling more robust material but with food production, the way in which it is handled (i.e. gently) is of paramount importance.

To gain a better understanding of some the technical specs of the machines that are purpose built for food production, Kenneth, our Sales Engineer visited our partners Guttridge Ltd and Farleygreene to be given an in-depth walkthrough of all the products manufactured for the Food Production industry.

Guttridge manufacture various types of screw conveyors, screw conveyors which can be linked to hoppers and sack-tip stations, metering screw conveyors, and bulk bag dischargers. Farleygreene supply several different types of sieves, some of which we’ve previously used with a biscuit lump breaker for a customer.

This has given us the specific knowledge helping us propose the best possible solutions for our food manufacturing customers’ problems and projects.  We also have contacts at other food production machine manufacturers, meaning we can supply customers with a full range of kit, and of course, we offer a complete service, including installation.