Notch Mechanical Constructors was contracted by Pepperidge Farm directly to install an
automated Sugar Silo system. The system was developed to deliver cane sugar from bulk storage
to the production mixers in place of high fructose corn syrup.
Notch installed two Bulk Storage Sugar Silo’s, and all the support equipment and convey piping for automated delivery to five mixing stations within the facility. With the new system, cane sugar is bulk delivered to the site and blown from tanker to silo. A dry sugar dosing system then conveys the sugar directly from the silo to precision weighing stations at each mixer. The conveyor piping and weighing system was not designed to work within the existing infrastructure constraints of the existing plant. Part of Notch’s challenge was to lay out a pathway for conveyor piping through multiple rooms within the plant while maintaining a very tight tolerance of turns and using a maximum of three sweeps. This was all completed while ensuring minimal disruption to the ongoing product production.
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