A large, multinational bakery in the UK was having difficulty with the flexible sleeve connecting a weigh hopper and dough mixer. Inaccuracy in fitting meant load cells were affected and each time an hour of lost production was spent adjusting the connector to ensure accurate tare weight. Installing BFM® flexible fittings has saved them over £40,000 in lost production.
The ChallengeThe traditional hose-clip fastening of the flexible connector feeding from the weigh hopper to the dough mixer was very fiddly to install. The potential for the connector to be fitted too tightly meant it interfered with the load cells and the lost time to refit it to to ensure weigh accuracy was extremely time costly in lost production. There was also significant dust leakage which was a potential COSHH compliance issue and required ongoing additional cleaning costs.