Case Studies

FormPak partners with many leading companies in a variety of industries to improve the safety and efficiency of their operations. Check out our case studies for a closer look at the solutions we offer.

Brewing and Craft Beverages

The beer and spirits industry is one of the many industries we serve. It’s also one of the fastest-growing industries for Super Sack® handling needs. FormPak has the material handling equipment for your bulk unloading and loading needs.

We have a long history of designing and building malt brewing and distilling grain systems for the craft beer and spirits industry. This includes Super Sack® dispensing systems, small bag break stations, flexible screw conveyors, disc conveyors and the controls required to integrate these into your milling and brewing equipment.

Additional capabilities include batching systems for grains (Loss-In-Weight or Gain-In-Weight scale systems), surge hoppers, flow control valves and slide gates.

By working with FormPak’s craft brewing and distilling experts to supply your grain and malt handling system, you can be assured of a custom fit, easy installation/start-up and ongoing support.

Call today, 800-936-7672, to discuss your grain material handling needs, let’s build something great together.

Some of our Brewing/Distilling customers include:

Oskar Blues Brewing

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Zupreem Material Handling Project

Situation

For over 40 years, Zupreem has understood that the single most important influence on an animal’s health is nutrition. Many of their products in the past were blended and packaged offsite by contract packing firms. This was not only costly, but put their production and timing were out of their control. In 2009, they elected to bring this ingredient batching system in-house.

Scope

FormPak provided all the material handling and recipe management system. This project was expanded to include the following components:

  • (1)-Recipe management, retrieval, and programming system (HMI)
  • (7)-Hoist & Trolley style bulk bag unloaders
  • (1)-Bag break and box dump station
  • (7)-Vibratory tray feeders with screening beds
  • (1)-Slider bed style cleated belt conveyor

Solution

The system meters the materials volumetrically via vibratory feeders (with 100/1 turn down or percentage of batch control) onto the cleated belt conveyor according to the recipe that has been selected. Products are “mixed” proportionally by layering onto the belt, then up to a distribution/mixing head above the bagging line.

Green Power

Situation

Green Power Inc. a division of Clean Energy Projects was in the process of scaling-up a new bio-diesel production plant. Their unique municipal waste to bio-diesel process offers the promise of clean bio-diesel production from a feed stock that is nearly unlimited. One of the challenges was to convey the raw material (processed municipal waste called “fluff”) that was likened to cellulous up 40’ and onto a 150’ belt conveyor to the inlet of a reactor vessel. The infeed, however, needed to accommodate the introduction of (2) additional dry materials (lime and zeolite).

Scope

FormPak provided the design and construction of a dry material metering and conveying system consisting of the following equipment:

  • (1)-R(1)-Large vibratory feeder for the fluff material
  • (2)-Small vibrator feeders for the minor additives
  • (1)-Interlocking bucket elevator
  • (1)-Slider belt conveyor
  • (2)-Loss-In-Weight fork loaded bulk bag unloaders

Solution

The system meters the fluff into the bucket elevator. As it passed under the two bulk bag unloaders, the minor materials are sprinkled onto the fluff via loss-in-weight batching controls. The materials are then elevated 40’ to the belt conveyor for delivery into the reactor.