ModuleLoader 1200 Klapmuts and Mecotec Engineering
Advantages • No more lifting of heavy crates • Less stress for hangers as well as birds (thus better meat quality) • A fully automated system reducing bird handling • Locally built and developed machine with local spares and backup. • Maintenance friendly designs reducing downtime and better maintenance time manageability • Robust design for the South African environment • State of the art automation system with 19” touch panel PC for self-diagnostic and problem solving.
Samples of improved designs The indicated section bolts out enabling the complete shaft with sprockets to be removed for maintenance
Advantages on the Control side • The new Module loader boasts with the new ABB AC500 automation platform ensuring stability and reliability. • The system has a full self-diagnostic feature that will test all the equipment and sensors when in maintenance mode. In production mode its scans for potential problems and will recommend solutions on the touch panel. • With the new software remote login from anywhere through a network into the plc and system is possible as an optional extra.
Spares and equipment • Equipment and spares are locally available: (all equipment and spares are ISO 9001:2001) • SEW geared motors • Parker Pneumatics • Sneider Group electrical equipment • ABB automation products • KSB/Stork pumps • Bearings, Chains, sprockets etc. from local suppliers
Specification • The ModuleLoader is capable of handling 120 000 birds on a 8hr shift (15 000 birds per hr) • With a standard 4 layer module with 3 drawers per layer the total weight, on a standard truck with 24 modules and 50 kg per drawer, will be 14,4 tons • For increased capacity a 5 layer module can be used increasing the tonnage per truck to 18 tons.