Packing into silos

In global trade, goods and merchandise are available in a wide variety of containers. Ultimately, the price, demand, availability and quality of a product determine whether a purchase takes place or not. Packaging is initially of secondary importance, especially in B2B.

It is only subsequently, and only when a product is to be processed further, that the packaging is given appropriate priority. Small packages are less in demand in industry and manufacturing. Most machines and systems are designed to process large quantities of a product in one go. Especially in the field of bulk materials and silo goods, small containers are neither economical nor technically usable. But that’s where we come in! We pack your products into silos for you transforming small-package goods into silo goods.

From small to large

The silo truck is one of the most economical means of transport in logistics and has unbeatable advantages, such as a fully-sealed container and practically residue-free and ultra-fast emptying of silo goods. For these reasons, many processing companies focus on the transportation of raw materials in silo trucks.

In contrast, we can fill products from small containers into silo trucks, cheaply and almost as quickly. Products can be transferred from a wide variety of containers, such as 20 or 40 kg sacks, drums or Big Bags, directly into the silo truck. We can also fill the contents of smaller packages into Big Bags, which are just as popular nowadays, for example in plastics processing.

Two transfer methods

Material transfer or silo filling is carried out either by free fall or by means of a mobile screw conveyor, a so-called Dino truck loader.

Especially for filling the contents of smaller containers into silo trucks, free fall is used when two or more batches must be transported in separate chambers of a single silo truck. In modern industrial product processing, batch purity is an important element of quality management and thus of ISO certification. Emptying small packages directly into the respective filling chutes of the silo truck from above ensures that batches remain strictly separated. In addition, foreign bodies or packaging residues are filtered out by a downstream screen positioned in the hopper of our plant.

On the other hand, filling via the screw conveyor of a Dino truck loader is advisable if the silo truck is being loaded with a single batch only. This way, bulk and silo goods packed in Big Bags, for example, can be transferred very efficiently into the silo truck. Of course, batch purity can also be maintained here, however, this leads to loss of time as the screw conveyor has to be cleaned each time the product batch is changed.

We do it for you

As a certified company, we can transfer the contents of small containers into silo trucks or Big Bags for you. If needed, this also includes the professional disposal of any packaging residues, and arrangements for you to collect the empty containers or have them delivered to you or an address specified by you.

We are available to help in many different areas, from agricultural raw materials or preliminary food processing products through to granulates from plastics or pharmaceutical-chemical components. We place the highest demands on ourselves in terms of keeping our machines and systems clean and training our employees thoroughly.

Product safety and efficiency at a reasonable price - that's what you can expect from us. Call us now to fix an appointment for non-binding advice.