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31.05.2021 Bark bagged, palletised and wrapped

RMGroup, Newtown, Wales, UK, has recently installed an automated packaging system at Scotbark, a Scottish bark producer and landscape supplies specialist. Serving local authorities, landscapers, contractors and developers across the UK, Scotbark also services its customers through an online store. Along with its Inverness-based processing plant, Scotbark owns and operates a fleet of purpose-built vehicles including unique material installation trucks, which are capable of spreading bark, wood chips, compost and blended soils across large areas quickly and effectively.

Following a detailed project brief, RMGroup supplied, installed and commissioned an automated solution that receives product into an RM-12C bulk feed hopper, doses automatically to an FPK 88 vertical FFS machine using reel-fed film, and then conveys filled, sealed bags via a product conveyor to a high level palletizer. Loaded pallets then wrapped by Lachenmeier Power Flex T1 stretch-hooder.  

As a key part of the specification, Scotbark also has access to RMGroup’s highly trained mechanical, electrical and control systems engineers across the UK, who provide a rapid response to any service or support requirements either via a site visit, or remotely via RMGroup’s eWON system – an internet based, remote access tool. eWON allows RMGroup’s engineers to diagnose, respond to and rectify any malfunctions or problems. “We had high expectations of RMGroup’s automated packaging solutions and we were not disappointed,” said Scotbark’s Mick Boyle. “The installation went well and was completed slightly ahead of schedule - we are very pleased with the performance to date. RMGroup has been highly professional and efficient throughout the process and we would definitely look to use them again in the future.”


Scotbark’s integrated packaging system includes a Lachenmeier Power Flex T1 stretch-hooder

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