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23/01/2017 Wrigley reaps rewards of efficient vacuum conveying

Piab, Täby, Sweden, recently delivered an advanced vacuum conveying system to the Polish factory of Wrigley, the well known manufacturer of chewing gum and mints. In line with corporate policy, Wrigley Poland decided to incorporate greater process automation by simplifying its conveying process to reduce downtime.
 
With the new Piab system in place, there is less downtime during the manufacturing of pressed mints and pellet form gum, as the vacuum conveyor and filters are very easy to clean. Since installing the conveyors, Wrigley Poland has reduced cleaning time by about 70%, while maintenance has been reduced to periodical replacement of filters only. Wrigley also reports that the previous system cost the company twice as much as the Piab solution at the same capacity, and was much less reliable. The new conveyors are also more efficient, as their design improves the vacuum-assisted flow by 25% without affecting energy consumption.
 
Whether they are used for baking goods, confectionery, instant food, food additives or nutraceuticals, piFLOW® vacuum conveyors meet most food industry requirements. Offering low noise and contained conveying, ATEX certification, compliance with FDA and EU 1935/2004 regulations, as well as fulfilling current Good Manufacturing Practice, the conveyors ensure a safe working environment and problem-free, highly productive operations. www.piab.com 
 
 
Piab compact vacuum conveyor system of the type installed at Wrigley Poland

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