REDwire Conveyor system helps company take out the trash

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Wecon supplied a high-speed, run-on-demand slider bed conveyor system that was designed to weave its way through the production area and hit all the induction points.

Wecon Services was invited to be part of a large newsprint system being installed in the GTA. The customer — Ferag Americas, a European manufacturer and integrator of newsprint equipment — was tasked to provide and install North America’s largest newspaper printing press, complete with feeding and distribution system. Wecon Services was asked to take out the trash. Literally.

The challenge

This new system would produce tons of paper waste on every print. When a newspaper is made, it is checked for quality. Any batch that is not up to par is instantly rejected, usually by the hundreds of copies. These papers are required to go into an outside recycling bin. At any given time, there could be product being rejected from five separate production lines. Wecon had to supply a system that was capable of moving this quantity of material without fail. Timelines for a successful print are very short, and any problems can cause a late delivery of your morning newspaper.

The solution

Wecon supplied a high-speed, run-on-demand slider bed conveyor system that was designed to weave its way through the production area and hit all the induction points. The company also designed a floor support structure to provide the customer with openings large enough to store some of the production feed equipment to help save valuable floor space. The integrated control package allows the conveyor system to start and stop as production dictates, thus reducing the power requirements, as well as wear and tear. 

The results

The customer ended up with a simple, easy, reliable flow of rejected paper off to the recycler with no manual intervention. The run-on-demand feature helped with the bottom line, and the customer got the solution they were looking for. 

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