In 2022, India produced over 42 million metric tons of fertiliser. So, you can imagine the immense opportunity waiting to be ‘bagged’. And that’s precisely what we’re going to be exploring in this blog — faster, better bagging solutions for the fertiliser industry.
Customers across the world – from industrial to individual – count on fertilisers to nourish their crops and gardens. As a fertiliser manufacturer or distributor, the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your bagging have a significant role to play in your business success. Bagging needs to be more of a flexible packaging solution engineered to protect fertilisers within, even while being cost-efficient, fast, and accurate.
There are several types of bag fillers that can help with this.
These are bag filling machines that rely on gravity to fill bags with fertiliser. The fertiliser flows from a silo into the bag through a valve. They are suited for low to medium production rates.
These are high-speed bagging machines with the highest throughputs and the best filling accuracies. These are primarily designed for storing and transporting dry, flowable products such as sand, fertilisers, cement, chemicals, and granules of plastic. Blue Star E&E’s jumbo baggers can achieve a speed of 40-45 bags per hour.
These fillers are used to transport fertiliser to the bag filling station. As the bags are placed on a filling spout, and uses a conveyor to dispense the fertiliser into the bags, it is faster than the gravity-fed system.
These systems propel the fertiliser through pipes or tubes into bags using compressed air. This is high-speed filling with minimal dust emissions and is used for powdered or finely granulated fertilisers.
These systems use bag placers, filling stations, and bag sealers along with the advances of robotics for fast and accurate bag filling. Large-scale fertiliser production facilities usually make use of this.
Liquid filling systems, like the one Blue Star offers, are designed to accurately fill containers. Here, the automatic liquid filler moves the product from a holding tank to containers without the need for operator interaction during each fill cycle. Instead, customised liquid filling lines for drums, jerrycans, and pails are used.
Regardless of the type of filling system you use, keep these important factors in mind:
Bag-filling solutions vary based on the specific requirements of a fertiliser manufacturer – the type of fertiliser, desired production rate, and bag size among other things. You can optimise this entire process with the right service provider. And are ready to help you choose the right way to bag.
To optimise production efficiency, maintain product quality, and ensure accurate packaging, you’ve got to ensure you choose the right bag-filling solution. We are here to help – contact our experts at Blue Star E&E today.