Hill Biscuits is a traditional biscuit manufacturing company which was established in Ashton under Lyne in 1855. As such, the company has had a continual need to modernise and update old machinery and equipment for both efficiency and legislative reasons.
Problem – Divider Bearings Overheating
The bakery lines at Kara Foods have a piece of machinery that basically divides a large piece of dough (weighing about 160kg) into 4 or 6 equal weights; ranging from 55g to 110g. This divider is a vacuum operated machine, constantly rotating the main cylinder during operation.
At Houghtons we added materials into the top of our blenders by manually handling barrels and tipping the products handling barrels and tipping the products. These materials ranged from water based products through to very viscose materials